Repairs to the Ameca River bridge connecting the north and south sides have begun. Officials state one lane of the bridge will be closed for ten days while work is being completed. First reports were repairs could take a full month.
The Deputy Director of Traffic and Roads , Jesus José Rodríguez Campoy reported that prior to the partial closure of the bridge, a coordination meeting was held with the Federal Highway Police Division and the engineer Jose Antonio Marmolejo , responsible for repairing the bridge, to designate strategies to ensure the safety of motorists.
The official asked citizens to be tolerant and take precautions and leave home fifteen or twenty minutes before the regular schedule to avoid being affected by the slow traffic.
He urged motorists to avoid using the telephone while they are driving , “is an offense to be talking on the phone or texting, we must avoid, especially in this section in which the traffic is dense and carelessness can cause an accident; This will cause total chaos and the response of rescue workers would be late, ” he said.