Quintana Roo to Undergo Infrastructure Improvements in 2023
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) reports the successful advances of four major infrastructure projects in Quintana Roo, which represent a MX$7.2 billion (US$385 million) investment and are expected to be completed in 2023. The projects will generate over 10,000 direct jobs and more than 41,000 indirect jobs.
SICT explained that the four projects are to develop the Nichupte Vehicular Bridge, Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard, Chac Mool Avenue and the airport distributor, which account for a total of 29 km. SICT aims to improve Cancun’s mobility, as the city is one of the most visited in the country for its beach resorts and numerous tourist destinations.
These works aim to improve connectivity between Cancun’s airport and touristic area, generate shorter transfer times, reduce general transportation costs and reduce accidents and contamination. The projects aim to improve quality of life for those living and visiting Cancun, while boosting the local economy and developing tourism.
The Nichupte Vehicular Bridge will have a total length of 8.8km over the Nichupte lagoon system and two connection junctions with Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard and Kukulcan Boulevard. Meanwhile, the road surface of Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio will be rehabilitated with hydraulic concrete for 13.3km. Two pedestrian bridges and several traffic lights will be installed at Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio.
The Cancun Airport Distributor will have a new structure, as changes to the geometry of its loops are expected to increase the distributor’s capacity and service. An asphalt base in gauze will also be layered in the main axis. Finally, the Chac Mool Avenue will have a connection road linking Huayacan avenue and the Mexico 307 Agrarian Reform-Puerto Juarez federal highway. The avenue will provide an alternate route for traffic traveling from Cancun to the airport, while reducing travel costs.
The Mexican federal government announced a MX$42 billion (US$2 billion) investment in Quintana Roo in 2022, which was assigned to the 500km of sectors 5,6 and 7 of the Mayan Train and for the construction of the Tulum airport. The Armed Forces will oversee both projects, as reported by MBN.
“I do not believe there has been a year when so many resources were allocated to the state of Quintana Roo,” said President López Obrador. He argued that the investment aims to generate new jobs and more opportunities for the state.