Road to Alcocer will be improved this year
By Antonio De Jesús Aguado
“San Miguel can be more beautiful than ever,” said Mayor Mauricio Trejo when he inaugurated the Allende and Pípila traffic circles and also an entrance to the road to Alcocer, which will be improved at a cost of 12 million pesos this year.
In order to offer visitors a fresher and friendlier welcome as well as different and better spaces for sanmiguelenses, beginning on October 10, 2012, the current administration started working to improve the accesses to the city where the Glorietas de Allende and el Pípila are located. Prior to the beginning of this work, Édgar Bautista, director of Desarrollo Urbano (Urban Development Department), commented that the investment would be 3 million pesos. Bautista also stated that “the sculpture of El Pípila was cleaned, and currently its features can be seen from far away and it will remain clean for a longer time.”
According to the director, the changes were made to “give the hero the due that he deserves, and also because of problems owing to poor construction.” Roberto Burillo was the architect responsible for the work and said that the finished design is a visual reference to the Alhóndiga de Granaditas (the granary in Guanjuato). In this new construction El Pípila appears to be walking up the staircase. “It is not a pyramid,” said Trejo. The new glorieta also includes a water feature that according to Bautista diminishes the sounds of traffic.
The Allende traffic circle was the first to be inaugurated; it includes small waterfalls and plants. Trejo in his speech said that his administration is not destroying the work of former administrations but improving and updating them and making them more environmentally friendly. With these works, commented Trejo, tourists will find a clean city, committed to the environment and modernity. Members of Trejo’s cabinet attended the event, and the mayor told them,“I want you to understand that this is the quality of work that we need to have during the next three years.”
Public works in 2013
The same day an entrance to the Camino a Alcocer was inaugurated and Mayor Trejo announced that in March this year 12 million pesos would be invested to pave it and put in sidewalks and bicycle paths. Trejo commented that with these improvements the commercial value of the area will be higher. He also said that this year public works projects will be focused on schools and recreational and communal areas, wells in rural areas and streets in the urban zone. Trejo commented that the slaughterhouse is under audit because it is possible that 18 million pesos were embezzled and until the audit is finished they will not invest more money to finish it, especially considering that the project has been corrupt since the beginning. About the Foro San Carlos (band shell) he said that revisions are being made to correct structural faults and other anomalies.