Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The first stage of work on the lateral lanes of Puerto Vallarta’s main avenue, Francisco Medina Ascencio, began Tuesday as part of the comprehensive road rehabilitation plan devised during a recent meeting between Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez and Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña.
Work commenced yesterday on a 1.6 kilometer stretch on the west side of the north-south frontage road that runs from the Avenida Fluvial Vallarta intersection to the Libramiento. The rehabilitation of this section, which includes replacing cobblestones, reinforcing lanes and medians with hydraulic concrete, and adding segregated bike path and sidewalks, is expected to take 16 weeks to complete.
While improving the city’s road infrastructure will bring greater benefits for the city as a tourist destination in the long run, motorists should be prepared to encounter unexpected stops, traffic jams and detours in this area over the next four months.
According to the Jalisco Secretariat of Infrastructure and Public Works (SIOP), the entity in charge of the project, this is just the first stage of the road work to be done, the plan calls for the rehabilitation of Francisco Medina Ascencio all the way up to the Los Camarones Arroyo bridge.
The Municipal Government, headed by Arturo Dávalos Peña, recognizes the commitment and support of Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez in taking actions that not only improve the city’s road infrastructure but also the image of this tourist destination.
At the same time, the Mayor calls on the population to take extra precautions while these improvements are underway, especially motorists, who are urged to drive carefully.
Puerto Vallarta Municipal Government press release translated and edited by Luis Antonio for BanderasNews.com.