New Monument to be built at entrance to Peñasco

Contributor: JoinUs in Rocky Point  – Find this article by José Antonio Pérez and more in the upcoming February issue of JoinUs

With an investment of approximately 800,000 pesos, work is already underway to build a new monument at the entrance to Puerto Peñasco at the intersection of No Reelección and Blvd. Benito Juárez. This will replace the distinctive Bienvenidos / Welcome sign, informs Heberto Reyna Orozco, Director of Public Projects.

Reyna Orozco, whose office also includes Urban Development, Ecology, and Zofemat (Maritime Land Zone) explains investment in the monument comes from city funds and will consist of a lighthouse, characteristic of a fishing port, accompanied by a waterfall and green area.

He expressed the estimated investment of 800,000 pesos (approximately $57,000 US) for another improvement to the city’s image is not expensive compared to the attraction it will generate. In addition, the work is being done by labor from Puerto Peñasco.

entrada-viejaThe Director of Public Projects added demolition work has already begun on the Bienvenidos a Peñasco sign presently located at the intersection. The plan is to complete the new monument within three months, without eliminating the turn-off at the corner which eases traffic movement in that part of the city.

Reyna Orozco stated all of the work being done by the current municipal administration is being developed with the backing and assurance of engineers and architects who have corroborated these are of true public use.

He reiterated the idea is for residents in Puerto Peñasco to be proud of the city’s streets, which up until this administration did not have monuments demonstrating its origins other than those found in the malecón.

It is worth recalling that last February Mayor Gerardo Figueroa announced in addition to El Pescado monument, his administration had plans for five additional monuments in different parts of the city. This, he noted, has always been with the goal of improving the image and attraction of Puerto Peñasco.

The Mayor indicated plans are to build a characteristic lighthouse at the intersection of No Reelección and Blvd. Juárez, along with a monument at the exit toward Caborca in honor of those who have fallen at sea. A monument planned for the area of Playa Hermosa will depict a woman from Puerto Peñasco, while another monument toward Sonoyta will be erected in honor of railroad workers and fishermen, who represent the origins of the current population.

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