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Bicentennial Overpass Opens on Saturday

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 17 November, 2010

(Acapulco, NA 17 November) The Bicentennial Overpass, phase one of a project to connect the Maxi-tunnel to downtown with 10-lanes of access, will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, as scheduled, come what may. Workers are busy around the clock to put everything in order for the event. According to acting mayor Luis Ávila Sánchez, the construction company is legally bound to finish the project in time for the ribbon cutting. During a tour of the construction site, he said that this public work is just the beginning of an overall modernization of Acapulco. The cost has been estimated at $140 million pesos. “More overpasses are needed,” he said, “as the number of vehicles in circulation has multiplied greatly, while the avenues and streets have stayed the same for the last 50 years.”

Other modernization projects include the median in Avenida Cuauhtémoc in the Progresso neighborhood, and the repaving of Avenida Ruiz Cortines between Constituyentes and the Vicente Guerrero Hospital, both of which should be ready by the end of the month, according to the mayor.

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