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Rains create delay in Fifth Avenue progress

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Persistent rains are to blame for the delay in Fifth Avenue progress, says the secretary of planning. David Duarte, secretary of Territorial Planning says the rains are key for the completion of the remodeling of Fifth Avenue.

“We are already in the final stage and the water not only hits us in the laying of the floor, but also in production because these artisan pieces need sun for their initial setting. Let’s hope it doesn’t continue to rain and nature allows us to continue with the work,” he said.

Druate said trailers carrying 1,300 tiles each are expected to begin arriving daily with work hours extended from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

He noted that they are in talks with merchants along the perpendicular streets, adding that tiling work has begun in sections of 6, 12 and 14 Streets. He says the delivery date for the main portion of Fifth Avenue will be in November, while the side streets are expected to be finished in December.

As for Fundadores Park, Duarte explained that it is in a last phase. “The amphitheater is already being shaped and we already have the Mayan stone with the wood and posts to give continuity to the park with the sand on the beach.”