The Mexican government has started planning for a new road around Tulum that
will give access to the new Tulum
airport,reported local newspaper,El
The Secretariat for Communications and
Transport (SCT) has begun topographical work and aerial photographic surveys,
said the Mexican daily.
In a separate radio interview on Friday,Juan
Molinar Horcaditas,head of the SCT,said,"In a question of weeks we are going
to start the tendering process for the Riviera Maya airport,I wouldn't say if
it will be in one or in ten [weeks],but we are in the final phases of the
imminent bidding release process."
The SCT said previously that consortia
interested in the contract for the new Riviera Maya airport must tender
proposals combining airport concessions,terminal construction and new access
El Quintanarroense said
official figures suggest the new road will start some 8 miles (13km) north of
Tulum and finish around 7 miles (11km) south of the town. Its course will take
it inland towards the city of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and it is expected to be
approximately 16 miles (25km) long overall. The road itself will be about 66
yards (60m) wide.
At the moment the government is working on the planning
the new route,but later they will need to acquire the land necessary for its
construction,said the paper. This may involve buying Tulum real estate from private owners and
The new Tulum airport will be able to handle 700,000
passengers in its first year,increasing to 3 million passengers within 5 years.
The first phase of construction work is expected to cost $300
Last month the Mexican government was promoting the investment
opportunity to tender for the airport to businesses in South Korea and this month it
was also presented to investors at a conference in New York.
by many locally in the Riviera Maya that the new Tulum airport will be a major
boost for the economy and lead to a major new phase in the area's development.
Heavy public investment in the zone has already had an effect on the price of
Tulum property and overseas real estate companies are rushing to develop new
projects along the coast nearby.