Bus stops relocated as major street repairs continue in Merida’s Centro
During a two-week period ending Saturday June 18, there will be a temporary relocation of bus stops due to the major public works projects for the repair and improvement of the Historic Center of Merida.
The Public Works Municipal Department explained that the bus stops located on 61 street between 54 and 56 Streets will move to 57 Street, between 54 and 58 Streets.
Thus the lines that will be transferred are:
- Pacabtun – Fidel Velazquez (Route 1)
- Pacabtun – Fidel Velazquez (Route 2)
- Merida – Chablekal
- Las Americas
- Komchen – Merida
- Dzityá – Merida
All the above will be between 54 and 56 Streets.
Chuburná, Tapetes, and Itzimna routes will be moved between 56 and 58 Streets.
In the third week, works will continue on 61 street between 50 and 52; and 61 street, between 52 and 54 with interventions on pavements; and on 52 street, between 59 and 61 with sidewalk repairs.
As for the work in progress, the Public Works Department reported the effects were minimal for pedestrians, motorists, and merchants.
Officials said good planning and working at night, paid off with good results to the public, which is starting to see changes in sidewalks, pavements, storm grates, parks, and lighting, among others.
Already accomplished are the extraction of 29 old posts and the mantainance of 27 Grand Edge luminaries, achieving better urban image for the area. Cleaning was given to over 513 linear meters of sidewalks in 61 street, between 50 and 54, in order to make it less risky to walk on them.
22 stormwater drainage systems were repaired. This consisted of improving and installing grids as well as building a new concrete perimeter in order to avoid possible accidents to vehicles circulating daily through those streets.
As for repairing walkways and benches in Plaza Grande, seats and benches were taken out for refurbishing, 270m2 of sidewalks were demolished and 145 m2 of stamped concrete floors were reconstructed. Tasks should end on July 31.
On cleaning and sealant application, works started on 59 street pavement, between 52 and 50A street; and 59 Street between 52 and 54, with a total of 185.78 meters.
146m2 of cracked manholes in different parts of Historical Center were also repaired, always trying to keep a lane open to traffic.