Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2014

New highway will link the archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal

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Yucatán Secretary of Public Works, Engineer Daniel Quintal Ic, announced yesterday that a direct highway between Chichén Itzá and Uxmal is planned to be built as part of the 2014 infrastructure program.

The high speed road would be 170 kilometers (100 miles) long and approximately 30 feet wide, and will link the two most important archaeological sites of Yucatán, in a straight line. Currently the route between these two places is 270 kilometers (167 miles).

In this meeting, organized by the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry, headed by Engineer Edgar Conde Valdez, Quintal Ic declared that the Secretary of Public Works will invest $3.7 billion pesos this year.

Engineer Quintal Ic also announced the construction of two new bridges on Periférico, in front of the Ministry of Public Security building, on Calle 10 near the City Center shopping center.

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