The filming of a series that will be released on a paid platform in the coming months caused traffic chaos yesterday in the port of Progreso, leading to frustration among drivers who had to endure long lines on 78th Street and surrounding areas.
Preparations for the filming began at 4:00 am, and by noon, just when many families gather at the boardwalk, it was already a traffic mess.
Structures for lighting and canopies were installed in the area, blocking not only the passage of vehicles but also pedestrians.
“They should consider the people or at least choose shorter time frames for their recordings. We don’t want them here anymore. They shouldn’t have filmed on the weekend when there is more traffic. It was madness,” said motorcyclist Josué Cáceres, who claimed he would be late for work at Puerto de Abrigo due to the wait he had to endure on 35th Street.
The heat exceeding 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), combined with the usual weekend stress of tourist influx and the traffic caused by the series, led to a confrontation between a Municipal Police officer and another motorcyclist. The latter was driving at high speed between cars, claiming he would be late.
“Let’s hope they leave Progreso soon. The filming crew is not friendly when you approach them to take photos of what they’re doing. Hopefully, the traffic they caused won’t happen again because it affects everyone, especially since they positioned themselves at the entrance to the port,” exclaimed motorist Ana Luisa Gómez.
There were several moments when near collisions occurred on the intersection of 78th and 35th Streets, as both drivers and motorcyclists tried to navigate at the same time, leading to arguments and complaints.
An elderly woman almost fell due to one of the filming equipment structures, and she expressed her dissatisfaction with strong language, as nobody attempted to help her.
Some of the locations used for filming include the “Arenitas” field, where a soccer tournament takes place, and a hardware store located on the corner of 35th and 78th Streets.
One positive aspect of the filming is that residents of Progreso and tourists have had the opportunity to meet several artists and take pictures with them. One of the most popular spots for actors has been the Romeo Frías Bobadilla Boulevard.
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