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Insurgentes Street Bridge to be Completed Before Easter

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – Though the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works (SIOP) announced in January that the Insurgentes Street bridge over the Cuale River would be completed before March, this most recent deadline will not be met, although the work is progressing and the casting is well underway.

After the collapse of the bridge in the wake of Hurricane “Nora” off the coast of Jalisco on August 28, the SIOP assured that the bridge would be rebuilt and that the work would take three months.

The reconstruction took more time than anticipated, and on November 23 the governor, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, acknowledged the delay and assured that it would be done by mid-December.

However, when that date arrived, the work barely registered a progress of 30 percent and the SIOP announced that the bridge would not be completed until mid-February, but when the deadline was missed again, the bridge was only about 80 percent complete, and a new date has been set to complete the work: “the second week of March”.

For this reason, merchants in the area, as well as representatives of the tourism sector, hope that this work will be completed by the new deadline so that it is ready for the two-week-long holiday period of Semana Santa y Pascua, which this year falls on the second week of April.

Due to the importance of that bridge, not only for vehicular traffic but also for the connectivity between the downtown area and the Romantic Zone, Puerto Vallarta Mayor Professor Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez stressed that this bridge work is “a priority, since Semana Santa is coming, and not having that road creates a terrible chaos”.

Source: Vallarta Opina

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