A blog reader – Terry – asked for more pictures of the projects here in Centro so what could I do but oblige him? Actually, Paul and I took a walk this afternoon and of course I had to take pictures of everything that was going on.
At the top of this post you’ll see a big surprise – new, big, nice, sturdy looking street lights! Who knew? The street in the photo is Angel Flores, and probably the new lights is why they have dug up the sidewalk tiles. But I love the lights, even though if I had been in charge I probably would have removed the padding before they were all the way erect. Sigh.
The photo below has been pictured twice before – Angel Flores and Heriberto Frias. It’s getting close, but no cigar so far.
The next one you’ve seen before, too. Angel Flores and Carnaval. Still no sidewalk, not finished.
The next photo is up near the Plazuela Machado on Carnaval – we had to make a big loop around construction to get there even though it’s only in the block to the back of the picture above. See the new lights getting ready to be installed in the photo below? Just please don’t tell me they’re going to dig up the newly installed pavers to install these new lights, please!?!
The next two are on Constitución. What a mess it is still! I know they’re making progress, but how long can it take? The top one is standing mid block looking back at the Plazuela and the next one is pivoted the other direction facing Benito Juarez.
The next one gives you some idea of what it would be like to live in one of these houses. You would track in dirt every time you came and went. No doors or windows could be open. Litter in front. Dirt splashed on the house front. What a mess.
I know it is going to be nice when it’s done and we’ll probably forget all about this – but really, Mazatlán… you could do better by your loving and patient residents. A little notice, a little planning, and a little respect for people and their homes and livelihoods would go a long way! Just on this one block at least 8-10 businesses have had their income and lives disrupted for months.
That’s the end of my rant and the end of my reporting on the mess in Centro. When it’s done I’ll be the first to show you the beautiful end result.