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Feb 3, 2023

Boca Del Rio Bridge to be Completed in a Month

While with Mayor Wally Nunez, News Five also asked about the status of the new concrete bridge that is being installed to replace the metal bridge that once connected the north and south sides of Ambergris Caye. We visited the site where the final construction work is taking place on the Boca Del Rio Bridge.  Mayor Nunez says that the bridge should be fully completed in a month’s time.


Wally Nunez

Wally Nunez, Mayor, San Pedro Town

“We broke down the old bridge that we had, the steel structure. It is all concrete. It is about to be completed, probably within a month’s time. And we will have some very nice lighting that is planned to shine down on the water and some lights on the inside of the structure. It will be very nice and helpful because I know there is a bottleneck problem there at the moment with traffic, but once we open both sides, we are going to have a very smooth flow of traffic. We are also planning and having some pedestrian crossings that will also help the people to be able to go from one side to the next without being in danger with traffic as well. We saw the need of creating a more longer-lasting structure and something stronger that would be able to withstand the weight that is being carried over and the amount of traffic, the traffic flow in the area. The north side is no longer what we used to call an area of leisure. Now the north side is part of town. We have so many businesses, everything is going up north; new development is going north. Town is already congested so everything is developing further up so that bridge is very vital to the economy of this island.”


A pedestrian crossing will also be constructed to span across the canal from San Mateo to the Boca Del Rio area without going around to the bridge.

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