Construction on the all-important Nichupte Lagoon Bridge in Cancun is scheduled to begin in May 2019, according to William Conrado, head of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Quintana Roo.
Riviera Maya News reports that state officials have already obtained environmental permits and resources for the 4.5-plus-mile (7.5-kilometer) bridge that would connect the mainland with Cancun's Hotel Zone.
The original plan calls for an investment of close to 4 billion pesos ($215 million). The bridge would begin at Colosio Boulevard on the mainland and cross over into the hotel zone near Plaza Kukulcan.
Travelers would pay a toll to use the bridge, however, the amount hasn't yet been announced.
More details regarding the bridge project—which is up for public tender—will be released by February or March.
In addition to the Nichupte Lagoon Bridge, Conrado hinted at additional future projects aimed at complementing existing infrastructure and ultimately improving traffic conditions in the popular tourist destination. Meanwhile, nearby Cancun International Airport is adding a new terminal to accommodate the rising number of visitors. What's more, construction on a new rail line linking popular tourist destinations in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula could begin as early as next year.