Merida’s Plaza Grande will soon be modernized with the objective of making it more functional, but at the same time more attractive to citizens and tourists who come to visit, informed the Secretary of Public Works (SOP), Aref Miguel Karam Espósitos.
“We still do not have the amount of what will be invested in these works, but we are putting together an intervention strategy to generate this, which has to do with the roadway, the speed and the pace at which we can be advancing,” he warned.
He specified that they are still quantifying and valuing, as well as seeing to what level they will be generating this impact, “but in the near future we will have an investment amount for the Plaza Grande works.”
Modernization of the Plaza Grande
He assured that the works that will begin between the months of April and May are part of the construction of the tourist and gastronomic corridor that is being carried out, which spans from 60th and 47th streets downtown towards the Gran Parque de La Plancha, where work has been underway for a few months.
Karam Espósitos said that according to the plan, the works include an intervention to the Plaza Grande with the objective that it will be the same as the infrastructure that will have the 60th Street, from 61st to 47th. He recalled that this project was not originally included in the plan for the gastronomic corridor, which should be ready by the end of this year.
The state official detailed that among the works will be the homologation of the sidewalks, bicycle lanes, the pavement that needs to be functional, spaces for passengers to board and alight, the reduction of vehicular traffic lanes.
He emphasized that there are no longer any cables in this area and that there will surely be an implementation of urban image to improve the green areas and the image in general of this important point such as Plaza Grande.
“It is likely that we will be working from April or May, in the points of 60th Street and it will be integrated to the same project, there we will be working in stages, because it is important to generate the least inconvenience for the mobility of the population in that area, but it will be part of the same project,” he said.