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City Council looking to repair section of recent Fifth Avenue remodel

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — During her weekly report, Playa del Carmen mayor Lili Campos said Fifth Avenue is going through its worst time. She said that the recently renovated avenue is falling apart due to poor planning, design and execution of the previous administration.

During the previous administration, the entire avenue, along with all sidestreets, was remodeled.

“Unfortunately Fifth Avenue is going through one of its worst times since its creation due to a reconstruction project that was poorly carried out by the last administration, poorly planned, poorly designed and poorly executed,” Campos said.

“And the worst thing is that our hands are tied because it is not even five years old, which is the minimum legal period for a reinvestment in the same project,” she explained.

She said more than 100 million pesos was spent on a so-called “transformation” that was nothing more than a mirage, one that has created more problems than there were before the remodeling.

Campos says this is why City Council is analyzing the rehabilitation of the intersections from 1st South Bis Avenue to Constituciónntes Avenue.

The Undersecretary of Infrastructure and Public Works, Fabián Herrera, said that it is not possible to immediately intervene due to the administrative and legal issues that prevents reinvestment in public projects.

“What we are doing is preparing the project that would involve the intersections of Fifth Avenue with an approximate investment of 6 million pesos to repair these roads, this being the minimum investment allowed by law,” he said.