After months of delays and negative impact to local merchants Juárez Avenue has reopened Monday.

State Secretary of Infrastructure and Urban Development Arturo Espinoza said several local and Mexican agencies, as well as other service providers work to reopen the street.

However, the official said several pending work projects will be done in the next few weeks.

Local merchants expressed their concerns after former Mayor Marina Avila launched the modernization project that was delayed for lack of funds.

Now Governor Avila made a commitment to open the street as soon as possible.

Sec. Espinoza said the beatification project benefits merchants and visitors. Besides new pavement the project included new curbs, hydraulic concrete in the intersections, pedestrian crossings, bicycle way, parking spaces, electric installations, and other features.

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