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“Revolutionizing Urban Mobility: Progreso Elevated Viaduct Update”

The construction of the Progreso elevated viaduct is progressing smoothly. The project, overseen by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, aims to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce accidents, and slow the deterioration of city streets. The viaduct is expected to contribute to more efficient and sustainable mobility in Yucatan.

The Governor recently visited the site to monitor the project's progress. The placement of columns and underground medium and low tension wiring have been completed, paving the way for additional tasks such as the construction of a bike path and vehicle section.

The Governor, accompanied by the head of the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), Luis Felipe Saidén Ojeda, toured the worksite on Calle 82 in the city center. Teams are working diligently on their assigned tasks.

The elevated viaduct is expected to reduce noise and pollution from the approximately 12,000 vehicles and 1,400 heavy-duty containers that traverse the municipality daily. This equates to nearly 7 million tons annually. The project is a collaborative effort between the State Government, the federal government, and the Municipality of Progreso.

The project will also create green spaces, family parks, and gardens to enhance the urban landscape. A bike path will be constructed, reclaiming public space and revitalizing the area. The construction is managed by ICA Constructora and supervised by the Yucatan Road Infrastructure Institute (Incay). SSP personnel are also present to manage traffic and prevent accidents related to the construction.

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The viaduct will feature two lanes in each direction, with a shoulder for freight transport. This will allow freight to travel from the deepwater port to the federal highway without passing through the town center. As part of the project, water infrastructure and facilities over 30 years old will be replaced.

The construction project is creating 1,500 direct jobs and 5,000 indirect jobs. It will benefit over 66,000 residents of the municipality and tourists. The project, funded entirely by private investment of 1.5 billion pesos, will restore tranquility to the port area for local families.

Lastly, it's important to note that changes have been made to the routes for heavy vehicles going to the deepwater port. These vehicles must now take an alternate route to access the port.