ABREN NUEVA AUTOPISTA entre Yucatán, Holbox y Playa del Carmen en Riviera Maya

ABREN NUEVA AUTOPISTA: ya está lista y funcionando la vía que permite reducir tiempo entre Yucatán, Holbox y Playa del  Carmen.

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Se abrió ya a la circulación la carretera de asfalto de paga que conecta La Riviera Maya a la altura de Playa del Carmen con la autopista de cuota Cancún-Mérida y la carretera libre Cancún-Mérida.

La nueva vía de comunicación que permite acortar la distancia entre la Riviera Maya y la isla de Holbox para impulsar su industria turística consigue reducir alrededor de una hora y media el viaje de Playa del Carmen a Mérida, y con esto pretende estimular el incremento de transporte de bienes y servicios en la región con mayor celeridad.

Los primeros 10 kilómetros de la autopista partiendo de la avenida Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta está compuesta de cuatro carriles de circulación, dos por cada sentido, más el acotamiento de 2.5 metros, y tiene la función de una amplia avenida al formar parte de la zona urbana, lo que ya permite a los miles de vecinos del lejano fraccionamiento Villas del Sol, trasladarse de una forma mucho más ágil al centro de la ciudad sin tener que cubrir pago alguno porque la caseta de cobro se ubica en el entronque con la autopista Cancún-Mérida.

El año pasado y con una inversión aproximada a los 2 mil millones de pesos la empresa Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA), concesionaria de la autopista Mérida-Cancún y de sus dos ramales para unirlo con Playa del Carmen, comenzó con la construcción de la nueva y moderna vía de comunicación de dos carriles de circulación, uno por cada sentido vial, el ancho de cada carril es de 3.5 metros, cada uno con acotamiento de 2.5 metros de ancho, el derecho de vía será de 40 metros, y los automovilistas pueden circular a una velocidad de 110 kilómetros por hora.

Durante un recorrido realizado la tarde de este lunes en lo que se conoce como el ramal de la autopista Cancún-Mérida, con una longitud de 54 kilómetros, 47 kilómetros se ubican en el municipio de Lázaro Cárdenas y 7 kilómetros en Solidaridad, cruzando tierras del ejido Playa del Carmen y conectado con la avenida Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta, se pudo observar a varias cuadrillas de trabajadores que se encuentran laborando a marchas forzadas para terminar a la brevedad posible los puentes vehiculares que cruzan la carretera de asfalto y ultimando algunos detalles.

Maya remains from 2,000 years ago found in southeast Mexico

Maya remains from 2,000 years ago found in southeast Mexico

Mexico City, Dec 3, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) —

Mexican archaeologists have discovered human remains of pre-Columbian Mayas from 2,000 years ago in the Yucatan peninsula, the Nationa Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said.

The institute said in a communique Friday that archaeologists found two burial sites several days be found in the Yucatan state capital and possibly dating back to an ancient Mayan settlement in the Yucatan state capital and possibly dating back to an ancient Mayan settlement in the region known as Joo.

Archaeologist Angel Gongora Salas said that other skeletal remains previously found in Merida belong to the colonial period and later times, “which gives special importance to these two human graves found recently in Hidalgo Park,” since they probably date to the Middle and Late Preclassic periods (600 B.C.- 250 A.D.) He said that in one of the graves a complete skeleton was found surrounded by ceramics, while in the second were found burned bones and ashes in a vessel, possible evidence of a cremation With these discoveries, the researchers have the first elements for a study of “Mayan funerary customs in the area,” the expert said, adding that the tombs were were found a little more than 2 meters (6 1/2 feet) down while excavations were being done to install an underground wiring system.

Gongora, supervisor of archaeological work in Merida’s historic downtown area, said that the complete skeleton was found well preserved in a squatting position with its hands on its head. The second burial, he said, was in an almost whole vessel and the human remains deposited inside it were apparently cremated. “We have a hypothesis that this was a second burial, in other words, the individual was first buried tradition,” he said. Nonetheless, he said it would be necessary to wait for the physical anthropologists’ report to determine whether “this was indeed a second funeral and in which chronological period the burials were performed.” The specialist recalled that Merida was built in colonial times over a pre-Columbian settlement in the Maya region of Joo, so that these remains undoubtedly belong to that indigenous settlement.

Discovered in the same park was a quantity of mixed ceramic fragments from the 16th-19th centuries, which apparently “formed part of a landfill to level the ground in order to build on top of it,” he said.