Cozumel, Q.R. — Mayor Juanita Alonso Marrufo has inaugurated an island project called Ciclovía Carretera Transversal. The project is the second stage of a cycle path that runs from 65th Avenue to Cozumel Avenue.
“The path will form part of the infrastructure that has been built from 65 Avenue for the safety of local and visiting cyclists, as well as passers-by,” she said in a statement.
According to Marrufo, the second stage will cost 9.7 million pesos, which is money invested with the City Council’s own resources. Together, both stages will be an investment of 19.3 million pesos from the Municipal Social Infrastructure Contribution Fund (FAISMUN).
In her message, the mayor expressed that the construction of the cycle path is of utmost importance since Cozumel is considered “The Island of Sports” and throughout the year high-performance athletes visit us.
She said the infrastructure was planned to provide adequate spaces and insurance so that cyclists can train, especially Cozumel athletes who are increasingly gaining space in the medal table of various international competitions.
The director of Public Works, Daniel Pomol Gómez, said the work is being carried out on the transversal highway from Cozumel Avenue (Altamar Col.) to Mezcalitos and is scheduled for completion by December 23 “if weather conditions allow it,” he added.