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City officials report Fifth Avenue renovations 98 percent done

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A modernization project that began in May and was supposed to take two months, is nearing its final stretch seven months later. Playa del Carmen mayor Laura Beristain Navarrete, says that the rehabilitation process of Fifth Avenue is 98 percent complete.

She says the last of the work that is being done will see the transformation of the economic heart of the city.

City officials say they are in the final stretch of completion

“We are in the final stretch of the transformation of Fifth Avenue, a project that is expected to have a durability of 30 years, because it is important to guarantee the tourism sector a quality tourist walkway of which all the people of Solidaridad feel proud,” she commented in a press release.

Several side streets still require the installation of walking tiles

David Duarte Castilla, Secretary of Municipal Land Management and Sustainability, said that Fifth Avenue is 98 percent complete. He says in regard to the perpendicular streets, they are 70 percent. Tiles still need to be laid on streets 8, 10, 14 and 16, in which they have also been given priority to culminate with the details of masonry at the ends of the streets with planters, trimmings and log castings.

Castilla added that by instruction of the mayor, two projects are being carried out simultaneously on Tenth Avenue, one that corresponds to the change of furniture and maintenance of the bicycle lane and another, the reconstruction of adocreto from Juárez Avenue to Playacar, where the old material is being replaced by material of greater resistance for heavy traffic.

City officials did not provide an update on the renovation project being done on the city’s central Parque Fundadores.