VALLADOLID, YUCATAN.- Many workers who came from different parts of the country to work on the Maya Train began to leave the city, either to return to their places of origin or to work on a section of the same project in Quintana Roo.
This exodus has allowed the city to gradually recover its usual tranquility and even the traffic of vehicles has become less conflictive.
As we reported, two years ago, when the Mayan Train project began, hundreds of workers arrived from different parts of the country to work for one of the companies subcontracted by Ingenieros Civiles y Asociados (ICA), which is in charge of section 4, that goes from Izamal to Cancun.
Road conflicts in Valladolid due to the Tren Maya works
Numerous dump trucks also arrived to work at the same site, but these were expelled from the city because they congested traffic and posed a danger to passers-by.
In fact, one of these heavy vehicles ran over and killed a woman on 12th Street in the San Francisco neighborhood.
ICA rented several properties in the city to convert them into camps to house the workers and to install offices and houses for the engineers in charge of the work.
Due to the high demand for houses to rent, costs skyrocketed, to the point that owners were asking for $10,000 to $20,000 per month, depending on the size of the house and the services it had, and they paid them without any problem.
Mayan Train workers leave Valladolid
Two party rooms in the neighborhood of San Juan, the most requested for weddings and XV años, were also rented, but it appears that they will be vacated next July due to the fact that the workers who lived there have already left.
The workers left little by little, some to Izamal and others to some point in Quintana Roo. The groups that used to arrive in buses and get off at the former train station, which served as their departure and arrival point, can no longer be seen.
In the city there are not so many trucks with ICA logos, so traffic is gradually decreasing and it is expected that they will no longer be in this area in July, so tranquility is returning.
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