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Merida authorities present the new “Metropolitan Bypass” project

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The head of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation in Yucatán assures that it would lighten traffic in the Peripheral Ring.

The Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) of the Federal Government presented the project for the construction of the second Mérida Periférico, which will be called “Metropolitan Bypass”, and will be developed in three stages and considered among the main works for 2024.

The head of the SICT in Yucatán, Luis Manuel Pimentel Miranda, specified that the road work will be built at a distance of between 20 and 30 kilometers on average from the current Peripheral Ring.

The first stage will connect the Mérida-Cancún highway with the Mérida-Campeche highway; the second, the Mérida-Cancún route with the Mérida-Progreso route; and the third section, which will be the widest, the Mérida-Progreso with the Mérida-Campeche.

He added that at this moment they are analyzing the process to obtain the right of way, and specified that they are planning the road project appropriately, to solve traffic problems in Mérida and Yucatán.

The project for the second Periférico Mérida was proposed at least 15 years ago, however, according to authorities, some landowners in the surroundings of this city refused to divide their properties to make way for the new highway.

In this regard, he stated, “I believe that it is a common good because the fact that you build a road at the foot of their land will give them added value, so I believe that the population will understand that this work is very necessary, we are seeing it every day in the current peripheral, it will be very viable to be carried out,” he said.

When asked about the total amount of the work, he stated that it is currently being reviewed. “It is a new project that we are managing and we are going to make a proposal shortly, we are doing an analysis on which would be the best area, we are going to sit down with the State Government and with some municipalities where we are going to cross, because also It will serve as a physical barrier to delimit and inhibit the growth of the city of Mérida, so it has to be very well planned,” he explained.

He added that the “Metropolitan Bypass” will also allow cargo transportation to the neighboring states of Quintana Roo and Campeche to no longer have to reach the urban area of ​​Mérida.

“We are looking for all the people who come from the central and northern areas of the country, who are going to cross the Peninsula and who have to reach Cancun, or Chetumal, no longer have to enter the current Mérida peripheral but that they can go around and with that we are going to reduce vehicular traffic on this road, which as we have seen has been increasing,” Pimentel Miranda concluded.

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