Traffic alert issued for July 14

The normal flow of traffic will be interrupted in downtown Chapala and the Chapala-Jocotepec highway on Sunday, July 14 due to festivities surrounding the visit of La Virgen de Zapopan and the simultaneous running of Ajijic’s Chupinaya mountain race.

Travel and parking along the southbound lane of Chapala’s Avenida Madero between Avenida Pepe Guizar and the waterfront will be prohibited from 6 a.m. until noon, with vehicles found obstructing the thoroughfare subject to towing. Access to the northbound lane from Avenida Hidalgo will be blocked from 11 a.m. to noon while the traditional religious procession is in progress. Both lanes of Madero between the traffic light and the Malecón will remain closed until 4 p.m.

Autotransportes Guadalajara-Chapala will modify its bus schedule between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Large buses that travel between Chapala and Guadalajara or Jocotepec will board and discharge passengers in front of the Soriana supermarket.  The smaller interurban buses will be stationed along Avenida Hidalgo between Banco Santander and La Vela Plaza to pick up passengers headed for San Antonio Tlayacapan and points west, departing every 15 minutes.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution while driving on the highway through Ajijic between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when Chupinaya runners will be crossing the roadway in the vicinity of Farmacias Guadalajara and Donas Donuts.