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Mayor reopens illegally closed beach access road on Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — In response to citizen concerns, the municipal head of Isla Mujeres says a closed road that lead to a beach area will be reopened.

Municipal president Juan Carrillo Soberanis said that after verifying that part of the road was closed without consent from City Council, it should be opened for free transit.

“The citizens asked for the intervention of the authorities and here we are answering them. We will not allow anyone to be above the law closing the streets,” he said.

Accompanied by the general director of Urban Development José Nivardo Fernández Martínez and the director of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) Kerem Pinto Aguilar, the municipal president stressed that the beaches and accesses belong to all Mexicans and that boca calle is not private nor does it have a federal concession.

“Someone came to put a sign closing this entrance and preventing traffic and access to the beach, which undoubtedly caused the population to request support from the government and here we are providing a solution to their request. The accesses must be open in Isla Mujeres. The beaches and the sea are very important for the island community and for visitors,” said Carrillo Soberanis.

The mayor withdrew the tape and the sign that prevented transit through that part of Punta Sur making it clear that public access is public and no one can prevent passage.