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Paso Deprimido: New, improved underpass to reopen in July

Mérida’s city hall has announced that the paso deprimido underpass — literally the depressed step — will reopen in mid-Juny.

Free-for-all after soda truck overturns on Mérida-Cancun highway

A Coca-Cola truck overturned on the Mérida-Cancun federal toll road, spilling hundreds of bottles of soft drinks across the highway. That was enough to...

SSP sets roadblocks, fines 60 drivers found breaking curfew

Yucatán is enforcing its overnight curfew by hitting drivers in the wallet. It didn't take long for police to collect fines from offenders. The first...

The dangerous pattern emerging on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway

In the early hours of Jan. 29, yet another fatal accident was reported on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway. On this occasion, one driver lost his...

60% of controversial Prolongacíon tunnel thought to be salvageable

The Prolongacíon Paseo de Montejo underpass, which was chronically flooded in 2020, might be saved. Or at least 60% of it, said a city...

Mérida considers the future of its controversial underwater underpass

A task force to assess the future of a flood-prone underpass was announced Tuesday by Mérida Mayor Renán Barrera. The short but controversial Prolongación...

Periférico is 5th deadliest highway in Mexico, new study claims

The ring road that loops around Yucatan's capital is one of the most dangerous in the country. A coalition of safety groups said Merida's Periférico...

Tetiz highway project to make Caucel junction safer

When it opens in the first half of December, the Merida-Hunucmá highway overpass in Tetiz will make driving safer, according to the Yucatán Highway...

Motorcyclist dies hitting memorial for an earlier fatal crash

A Buctzotz man, speeding around a curve, was killed Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed into a niche built on the roadside. The victim...

Coronavirus patients resist contact tracing, Yucatan governor complains

Warning that the coronavirus will be part of our lives into 2021, Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal said an improvement plan addressing public transportation...

Merida tests out 3D crosswalk to slow down traffic

That crosswalk on Calle 49 at 50 is not actually floating. It was just drawn that way. Picking up on a trend seen all over...

Flooded Prolongación underpass will take weeks to fix

Tropical Storm Cristobal flooded the Prolongacíon de Paseo Montejo underpass and nearly a week later no one has fixed the problem.

Repaving will require lane closures on the Prolongación

Merida, Yucatan — If you're driving from the Centro to the new Chapur right now, there'd better be a heck of a sale going...

Repaving on Mérida-Progreso highway to snarl traffic for the next 55...

The state highway department is preparing for 55 days of road work on the Mérida-Progreso highway.

Section of Merida-Chetumal highway to be modernized

The rough edges of a four-hour drive to Chetumal are getting smoother. With an investment of 100 million pesos, the federal government and the Yucatan...

Periferico speed limits are too high, says safety analyst

Merida, Yucatan — Speed limits recently posted on the ring road that surrounds most of the city are unsafe, a road-safety analyst said. The logic...

Traffic accidents: 57 deaths so far this year in Yucatan

For years, the statistic has pretty much held at one traffic death every day and-a-half.

Road improvements ease trips between Science Park and coast

A modernized road connecting Chuburná Puerto with remote Sierra Papacal and the science park was completed ahead of schedule and opened ceremoniously over the weekend.

LED fixtures to replace 4,000 old Periférico street lamps

Seeing on the ring road at night will soon be a little easier. 

Circuito Sur frees 100,000 isolated residents from long commutes

After decades of being separated from the north, a large section of the city can now access Circuito Sur.

Truckers protest increase in highway tolls

Tolls rose for at least the second consecutive year on the Mérida-Cancun highway, and truckers are feeling the pinch. 

Work begins on modern road between Chuburná and Science Park

Several localities south of Chuburná Puerto will be less isolated with a new road project that began Monday.

Road work expected to snarl traffic starting Monday

Road work begins Monday at the Progreso exit on the Periférico. 

Residents slow to report potholes, despite web page, hotline and app

It's not easy for the city to keep up with potholes, which appear even more frequently in rainy weather.