Mexican Independence Day celebrations will affect Mérida traffic

Governor Rolando Zapata Bello on "Día del Grito" (Photo: Union Yucatan)

Downtown Mérida streets will witness a large influx of vehicles and pedestrians starting the evening of Tuesday Sept. 15 in connection with observance of Mexico´s Independence Day.

Parts of several streets, including Calle 60, Calle 62 and Paseo de Montejo will be closed temporarily for celebrations of the 205th anniversary of Mexican Independence.

Mérida traffic will be impacted beginning Tuesday evening as tens of thousands of Meridanos celebrate “El Grito de Independencia,” starting with a major event in the Plaza Grande that includes an official ceremony and a concert.

Governor Rolando Zapata Bello on "Día del Grito" (Photo: Union Yucatan)
Governor Rolando Zapata Bello on “Día del Grito” (Photo: Union Yucatan)

On Wednesday morning, traffic will also be diverted as streets are blocked off for a parade through downtown streets.

Residents and visitors are advised to take these events into consideration in making travel plans involving central Mérida.

–The Yucatan Times Newsroom