Highway improvement projects are underway in Cancun
Four major highway improvement projects are underway in Cancun. A traffic interchange is
being built in the vicinity of the airport; Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard is being repaved and
widened; a bridge over Nichupte Lagoon will link the city and the Hotel Zone and eliminate the
bottleneck in the Punta Cancun area and a new access road connecting Huayacan Avenue and
Boulevard Colosio will provide an alternative access route for Cancun residents.
Work will continue in stages until October 2023, the estimated time of completion given by
the Ministry of Communication and Transport. When these projects are finished, they will
improve accessibility and traffic circulation in the area, however in the meantime, some traffic
disruption and delays are expected.
What are the projects?
- Modernization of the airport access road with the addition of a traffic interchange and
- the widening of Highway 307 that links Cancun and the Riviera Maya in the vicinity of
- the airport
- Complete resurfacing and improvement of Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard, the highway
- leading into Cancun (13.36 kilometers), including two new bridges for pedestrians and
- installation of traffic lights.
- Nichupte Bridge, a bridge spanning the lagoon, 8.8 kilometers from the traffic
- interchange at the entrance to Downtown Cancun to km 13 of Boulevard Kukukcan.
- Avenida Chac Mool, a new access road connecting Avenida Huayacan with Luis Donaldo
- Colosio Boulevard, 4.4 kilometers.
Possible traffic disruption and delays
The authorities are doing everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum by planning the
work in stages for the four projects and opening alternative routes from Avenida Huayacan for
access to Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard. However, traffic is slower to and from the airport and
entering the Cancun Hotel Zone and in the Riviera Maya, especially at peak times during the
day. We ask you to bear this in mind as it is affecting travel times to and from the resorts and
the airport transportation services offered by Thomas More Travel.
Arriving at the airport
Upon arrival at the airport, you may have to wait for a few minutes for your Thomas More
Travel van to pick you up. If this is the case, please be patient, your driver will soon be with you.
If you are traveling to one of the Royal Resorts in Cancun Hotel Zone, the journey may take up
to 30 minutes longer. For The Royal Haciendas and other destinations in the Riviera Maya, your
travel time may be up to 60 or 90 minutes longer, depending on the time of day and the
volume of traffic.
Your return trip to the airport
For the return leg of your journey to the airport, the recommendation is to leave your resort
earlier to ensure that you get to the airport in good time for your flight. If you have booked
your round-trip airport transportation service with Thomas More Travel, visit the tour desk in
your resort to reconfirm your return journey and arrange the pickup time.
If airport transportation is included in your package
If your vacation package includes airport transportation, please call Thomas More Travel to
arrange the pickup time for your arrival and to register your departure date. Visit the tour desk
in the resort lobby the day after you arrive to schedule the day and time for your return journey
to the airport.
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