SICT, Quintana Roo Announce Three Highway Projects
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT), the government of Quintana Roo and the municipal government of Benito Juarez announced a plan to develop three highways via a public-private partnership, aiming to improve the state’s vehicular infrastructure.
“The agreement between the three entities will establish the development of joint strategies, instruments and actions for the construction of the Nichupté vehicular bridge, the modernization of Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio and its junction with the airport, as well as the extension of Avenue Chac Mool and its connection with other means of road communication,” reads SICT’s press release.
Jorge Arganis Díaz-Leal, Head, SICT, and Carlos Manuel Joaquín González, Governor, Quintana Roo, signed the agreement as published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. The Nichupté vehicular bridge will be managed by the state government as a public-private partnership. The project includes the design, construction, equipping, operation and maintenance of the 8.8-kilometer bridge and its junctions over the Nichupté Lagoon.
This new road seeks to increase connectivity to the urban center of Cancun, specifically the Monument Antigua Control Tower roundabout also called the Kabah Road Distributor. The roundabout marks the point where the Bonampak, Kabah and Tulum avenues converge.
The projects “will help reduce travel times and costs for service providers, workers and tourists, as well as multiply the development opportunities of the population. Among the objectives of the agreement are: collaborate in the management of activities that involve the coordination of face-to-face or virtual meetings necessary for its fulfillment, coordinate the exchange of technical information that is derived or necessary, cooperate in the implementation of projects in areas of common interest,” explained SICT.
The agreement will also speed up the exchange of technical information among both sectors for the realization of joint projects. IT also aims to facilitate the granting of permits regarding environmental impact and any other similar or analogous document necessary for the construction of projects.