Today I tried to get information to travel from Benque in Belize to Rio Dulce in Guatemala by car and it seems to me as if there's a new road approximately 4 Miles past Melchor de Mencos heading South to Poptun and not make it necessary to go though the Flores raea - looks like it's 100 Miles less to ride - did anyone take this new road and tell about the road conditions?

I remember years ago there was a 17 Mile part not paved between Melchor and Flores and still today there are 3 short parts of less than 2 Miles not paved. Thank you