Mauricio Vila and Renan Barrera presented the Grand Corridor Tourism-Gastronomy – The Yucatan Times

This new project is the result of the Merida 2050 declaration in which the State Government will allocate 187 million pesos and the Merida City Hall 78 million pesos for the improvement of 1,750 linear meters.

Yucatan’s urban mobility infrastructure is transforming as a product of teamwork, so to continue promoting it, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal and Mayor of Mérida, Renan Barrera Concha, presented the great tourist and gastronomic corridor on the 60th and 47th streets of the historic center, a project that will provide more orderly and inclusive public spaces for all, will offer a new product to tourism and will stimulate the economy of Yucatan families.

In a new joint work, following the Declaration of Mérida 2050, Vila Dosal and Barrera Concha have unveiled the details of this project which will connect Plaza Grande, Santa Lucía Park, Santa Ana and Gran Parque “La Plancha” in a safe, accessible and sustainable for all.

This will be made possible thanks to the improvement of a total of 1,750 linear meters, in which the State Government will invest 187 million pesos to intervene from 60th Street at the corner of Plaza Grande to Santa Ana Park and a another stretch from 47th Street to the end of Paseo Montejo.

Mérida City Hall will allocate 78 million pesos and will be in charge of the section that begins on 47th Street, a corner after the end of Paseo Montejo, until 48th Street where the “Gran Parque La Plancha” will be located, a work which is the result of the Governor’s negotiations with the Federation.

These works will consist of the widening of streets, new sidewalks, cycle paths, low poles, tactile poles for the blind, ramps for people with reduced mobility, spaces for loading and unloading of goods and l installation of tables outside shops, thus transforming urban mobility and above all the revitalization of the business economy of this territory.

The Great Touristic-Gastronomic Corridor will generate benefits such as the use and benefit of the street as a public space for tourists and residents, the improvement of the identity and attractiveness of the corridor, circulation multimodal through the historic center and in the aspects of accessibility, sustainability , equity and resolution of access for the loading and unloading of vehicles, taxis and public transport.

These benefits will have a direct positive impact on the various sectors that predominate in land use. This public space includes 3,782 businesses, 165 hotels and 868 restaurants, as well as cultural spaces where thousands of Yucatan workers are employed.

Concretely, on 60th Street, the pedestrian walkway will be widened for greater safety, textured concrete will be installed to differentiate the vehicular lane from pedestrian and cycle lanes, green spaces, the installation of tactile guides for the visually impaired, as well as ramps and spaces adapted for people with reduced mobility.

In addition, fixed and retractable bollards will be installed to allow mixed use of these streets depending on the time and day, guaranteeing pedestrian safety without harming commercial, vehicular and transport activity throughout the historic center. . In addition, to boost employment and the local economy, parking spaces for service and emergency parking, wider sidewalks and places for loading and unloading vehicles will be adapted on 47th Street.

The works will be carried out in a staggered manner to cause the least possible impact and the sections that correspond to the Mérida Town Hall will be carried out from October to July, then the State Government will work from February to November.

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