Traffic may soon be flowing freely again on Lopez Mateos, one of Guadalajara’s busiest avenues. Current work on repaving a section of the roadway could be completed in record time, Zapopan officials predicted this week.
Zapopan Public Works Director Davis Zamora said hydraulic concrete has been laid on 900 meters of the road surface, with another 800 meters remaining. The work is being carried out on two sections of the avenue, between Plaza del Sol and Trasloma (at Cubilete), and Mariano Otero and La Calma. Traffic on these stretches are having to use the “laterales,” causing inevitable tailbacks, especially at peak hours.
Zapopan officials had previously estimated that the resurfacing work would be finished around 90 days after its December 26 start date. If the current tempo of work prevails, Zamora said, the project could be completed in half the time – by the first week of February.
Work is progressing at such a speedy rate that the tunnels at Las Rosas, Mariano Otero and La Calma have already been reopened to traffic. Once they have passed through the tunnels, cars are diverted back onto the laterales for the stretches undergoing repavement.