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Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue, Parque Fundadores completed

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Playa del Carmen mayor Laura Beristain, has delivered the finalized projects that make up the city’s main shopping area. With an investment of just over 107 million peso, both Fifth Avenue and Parque Fundadores are said to be complete.

Beristain says she’s anticipating the newly renovated area will help kickoff the city’s economic reactivation.

The secretary of Municipal Land Management and Sustainability David Duarte, reported that due to the quality of the materials used, the work will have a durable lifespan of at least 30 years.

The project, which began in June 2020, included both under and above-ground work with the modernization of sanitary lines, new electric wires, Internet cables and the installation of a new gas line for future use. Aside from new tiles and planters, above ground work included new LED lighting technology and the installation and connection of C-4 security cameras.

Durate says that all tenants along Fifth Avenue and its side streets are now fully connected to the city’s sanitary system. This will solve the problem of drain overflows that were dealt with for years during the heavy rains that left sections of the tourist shopping area under water.

More than 4,000 plants and trees have been added to the area along with wheelchair ramps, additional drainage wells and resting benches.