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Playa del Carmen roads destroyed by gas pipeline installation to be repaired this month

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — It will be this month when city roads will be completely repaired after the damage done during the installation of underground gas lines. Solidaridad Secretary of Municipal Territorial Planning and Sustainability, Teresita Flota Alcocer, said that it will be February 25 when the restoration of the roadways should be complete.

Numerous main roads and side streets were destroyed by Gas del Noreste while they installed underground gas lines throughout the city. As part of their agreement in obtaining permits, the company was supposed to repave any roads they dug up to install the lines, however, the company failed to do so.

For that reasons, Gas del Noreste had their permits revoke by current mayor, Lili Campos, shortly after she took over office from the past administration who originally issued the permits.

Alcocer said that as part of the repaving agreement, the company must use quality material to ensure the work lasts. She said that while they are repaving, the municipal government, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), as well as Fonatur and the College of Engineers of the Riviera Maya will monitor compliance.

She added that of the 8.8 kilometers destroyed during the installation, approximately half has already been repaired. She said the section of road from Centro Maya to Calle 24 has already been restored, so now, the company is working on the remaining four kilometers of the federal highway.