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Driving from Mérida to Cancun is now more expensive than ever

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
The price increase on the Mérida-Cancun toll highway has angered many users who complain of dangerous road conditions and delays. Photo: File

The Mérida-Cancun toll highway just got more expensive.

According to reports from drivers, the cost of the toll has gone up from 518 MXP to 534 MXP, an increase of about 3%.

The cost of the toll road has risen by 98 pesos — or 22.5% since 2016.

The price hike is particularly hard to swallow while Tren Maya-related construction along several sections of the highway has slowed traffic and increased accidents.

Earlier: The dangerous pattern emerging on the Mérida-Cancun toll highway

“It is ridiculous and honestly rather insulting that they would raise prices now. If anything, they should be offering a steep discount due to all this construction. It really is maddening,” said Maritza Collí, a regular commuter on the highway.

Unofficial reports suggest that Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dorsal has been asked to intervene, but the governor has not made any comments. 

The Mérida-Cancun toll highway is one of the most expensive roads in the entire country, second only to La Marquesa-Ciudad de México. No completion date of construction has been announced.

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