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.
“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.