The road work has finally begun!
Our round-about, at Av Las Americas is beinging replaced with an underpass. Planning for this huge project is done and now the work has actually started. Should be all done in about a year or so.
This is the round-about that connects Av Las Americas, Av Ordonez Lasso and Gran Colombia (G Colombia changes its name to Lasso at the intersection.) Traffic is very crazy here! It's probably the most dangerous intersection for us walkers. We all are hoping the redesign will make it less crazy and safer to cross on foot when all the work is finished.
When we returned to Cuenca from the Coast right before New Year's, some traffic was already being rerouted around the site. We are anticipating traffic down our street and along the river will increase soon, once the street construction is in full swing.
Gardeners are digging up plants, another worker is measuring the statue of Simon Bolivar (not sure why, maybe for storage or shipping?).
We decided to take a walk to downtown for lunch. As we headed toward the round-about, this is what greeted us...
Workers had the statue down off the pedestal and ready to load in the truck.
This little guy didn't seem to mind the longer way around.
We can hardly wait to see how it all turns out!