Road work begins Monday at the Progreso exit on the Periférico.
It’s not easy for the city to keep up with potholes, which appear even more frequently in rainy weather.
Adding lanes and flattening the stomach-churning dip on an overpass will cost 200 million pesos overall.
Lights are being added to the expanded and modernized Mérida-Chetumal highway system.
The federal government completed the construction of two interchanges on the Periférico, the city’s beltway, announced the country’s transport ministry.
Mérida police are vowing zero tolerance for drunk driving this holiday season. And they have doubled their supply of breathalyzers to enforce the law.
Restoration work will continue on schedule despite a minor collision Friday at the Monumento a la Patria.
Driving south toward the Belize border will be easier once two big road project are completed.
State officials have spent more than 22 million pesos on improving the street systems that surround the Siglo XXI Convention Center and the tangle of hotels and shops around it.
By as early as March next year, the road journey from Mérida west to Celestún will be as easy as a trip north to the busy expat enclaves that surround Progreso.