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City reopens main veins of Playa del Carmen roadways

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Additional inner-city streets of Playa del Carmen were reopened over the weekend after being shut for nearly five months. The reopening of the main arteries was made in an agreement with local businesses to encourage economic recovery.

Solidaridad city council began the reopening of streets and avenues in the center and residential areas of Playa del Carmen after more than five months of being closed as a sanitary measure due to Covid.

The Ministry of Public Safety and Traffic of the municipality of Solidaridad reported that they reopened the entrances to the 28 de Julio square as well as the city’s main vein of 30 Avenue. According to official information from the agency, the reopening to traffic occurred after agreements were reached with businessmen as part of the economic reactivation during the new normal.

“In compliance with the agreements with the business sector for economic reactivation within the framework of the New Normal, the government of Solidaridad, headed by Laura Beristain Navarrete, opened this day all the roads that were still closed to reduce mobility in areas of greater vehicular traffic,” reported city council.

Jorge Robles Aguilar, head of the Ministry of Public Safety and Traffic, reported that the roads that were reopened are Avenida 30 to Avenida Aviación as well as Constituents Avenue from 25 Avenue to Primera Norte Avenue. All ascents and descents of the federal bridge on Playa del Carmen Boulevard are also now open.

Only 15th Avenue is still closed from 14th Street to 4th Street to enter Tenth Avenue.

The city began to shut its inner-city roadways in April as a measure to stop social mobility and prevent the spread of Covid-19.