Cancun’s transport infrastructure will see some changes soon. It has been announced that the Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio will start to be renewed as a part of a government plan to increase the quality of the region’s roads and accessibility.
This new plan is set to be a billionaire project to fix some issues, including modernization of the Cancun Airport junction, the construction of the Nichupté vehicular bridge, and Chac Mool Avenue. The cost of the project is estimated to be 6 billion pesos.
The announcement was made by Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador as a part of a plan to strengthen tourism in the region, which is already at many promising levels, showing that Cancun is recovering remarkably from the pandemic downfall. Moreover, many plans are yet to come to ensure tourists are welcomed with excellent infrastructure and guarantee road safety for everyone.
One of the other projects involved in the plan is to restore the Cancun International Airport, which is used throughout the year, as it’s one of the few alternatives to leaving the airport. Buses, private cars, and taxis all go mainly through the same junction, all year round as Cancun is a tropical destination, with warm weather 12 months a year and tourism following up the sunshine of this magical place.
Regarding the Luis Donaldo Boulevard, the plan consists of upgrading the transport bays, restoring the lights, and reconstructing the rolling surface with hydraulic concrete, including the lateral lanes. These changes will ensure the road is safe for all ways of transport that pass through the area, especially in such a touristic region of the country. Furthermore, restoring it will also leave a good visual sight for everyone, as it is the first contact of many with the city or even the country itself.
Unfortunately, Cancun lacks modes of transportation. There are currently no trains, metros, or trams available in the city to transport the millions and millions of tourists that flock to the towns and beaches daily. However, there is a train under construction, and despite initial delays, it is expected to be ready by December 2023. It’s called Maya Train, and the plan is to ultimately change how people move around the Yucatan Peninsula, from tourists to locals.
Local politicians and government officials have talked about this plan for a while. It’s called the Infrastructure Works Program for the Strengthening of Cancun and Tulum and lies under the promise to create shared prosperity in homes; the objective is to improve mobility, cut travel times and costs, enhance the flow of domestic and international tourists, as well as promote the economy.
This project is noteworthy and will move the economy in many ways, enabling more comfort for all. Here are some of the astonishing numbers:
- 12 months estimated duration of the project.
- 13.36 kilometers of the length of the boulevard
- 1,328 million pesos invested in both works
- 95,000 cubic meters of volume
- 65.24 meters in size of the new airport junction structure.
It is estimated that this project will benefit 324 thousand inhabitants and create 356 direct and 1423 indirect jobs. It’s a win-win situation as it’s a project to help locals but also directed at tourism, which is sky-rocketing in the region and worldwide. Things are getting back to normal, especially for this summer, and the occupancy rate is already 82% in the hotels, even before it starts, along with many music festivals and many more things to do in this stunning place.
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