Tulum, Q.R. — Heavy traffic jams are being reported along the coastal section of the Tulum roadway. Carlos Rubén González Salas, municipal director of Transit says the congestion is due to the addition of draining lines.
The project to introduce drainage lines along the Tulum-Boca Paila highway has caused heavy traffic congestion in an area already known for its traffic problems.
The narrow road, with one lane in each direction, has already been overwhelmed for years by an excessive number of vehicles. Carlos Rubén González Salas says that the situation is complicated, which is why they have had talks with the public works department to speed up the project timeline.
“It should end at the end of this month, in March,” commented the official who stated that the problem is generated mostly during peak traffic hours.
“There are 2,500 vehicles that travel during peak hours and 4,000 on weekends,” he said adding that “the infrastructure does not help since there has been fast growth in this part of Tulum.”
The director said that once this project is complete, they will look at the possibility of widening the road, at least by one additional lane. “The arteries are very narrow, which needs to be resolved,” he said.