Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Due to the large number of people expected to attend the Independence Day celebrations in Puerto Vallarta, the Municipal Government through the city's Municipal Traffic Branch announced that they will be rerouting traffic in the downtown area on September 14, 15 and 16, to safeguard event attendees.
On Friday the 14th, the National Day of Charro Parade starts at 11:00 am, so traffic will be restricted along the parade route, which includes Ignacio L. Vallarta, Lázaro Cárdenas and Morelos Streets, as well as Paseo Díaz Ordaz and Mexico Avenue up to Panama.
On Morelos Street, traffic will be diverted from Corona to Juarez, which will become a two-way street until the parade passes through El Centro. When the parade ends, all affected streets will be returned to normal circulation.
On Saturday, September 15, the Noche del Grito celebrations start in El Centro at 8:00 pm, so traffic on Morelos Street will be re-directed at Corona, where it will be diverted to Juárez until it reaches Libertad, and continue south on Ignacio L. Vallarta.
On Sunday, September 16, the Independence Day Parade starts at 10:00 am, so traffic will be rerouted on Mexico Avenue at Panama Street, and continue north on Colombia. Morelos and Corona will be diverted to Juarez, which will become a two-way street until it reaches Insurgentes.
The parade will end at Honduras Street in Colonia 5 de diciembre at approximately 11:30 am, at which time all affected streets will be returned to normal circulation.
City authorities are asking all citizens who must travel to El Centro via public transportation this weekend to keep in mind that traffic will be diverted on many of the streets in the downtown area, which will require extra travel time.
In El Pitillal, Las Juntas, Ixtapa, Las Palmas and El Ranchito, all traffic will be diverted along the streets that run parallel to the main squares.Municipal Government bulletin translated by Margarita Bonita for BanderasNews.com.