The Directorate of Municipal Works (DOM) has officially announced the commencement of the second phase of the revitalization project for the Historic Center, promising a significant enhancement of urban infrastructure and aesthetics.
The upcoming phase will witness the construction of new cycling lanes, pedestrian access points, and expanded sidewalks. Additionally, efforts will be directed towards implementing underground cabling and introducing state-of-the-art LED lighting to more areas within the city.
From the picturesque Parque Cuscatlán to the vibrant Mercado Hula Hula, the magic of Rubén Darío is set to extend its influence. The DOM emphasized that there is much more in store for the transformation of San Salvador’s Historic Center.
In the initial phase, the project saw the installation of over 2.3 kilometers of underground cabling and the resurfacing of Rubén Darío Street. Outdated poles and chaotic overhead cables were removed, contributing to a more organized and visually pleasing urban landscape.
“Some visible excavations are part of our upcoming revitalization phase. Rest assured, they are on our list of improvements for the next stage,” assured the institution.
Initiated in January of this year along the urban corridor of Rubén Darío Street, the project unfolds in two stages, covering a total intervention distance of 1.37 kilometers. The first phase, extending from Hula Hula Market to Simón Bolívar Park, has already been successfully completed. The ongoing second phase spans from Simón Bolívar Park to the 25th South Avenue near Cuscatlán Park, encompassing blocks around the new Rosales Hospital, 1st West Street, and 23rd North Avenue.
The revitalization process for the Historic Center is not limited to infrastructural improvements. It also incorporates the modernization of Plaza Universitaria, envisaging a gastronomic space that pays homage to the University of El Salvador while preserving its unique identity.
As San Salvador strides into this transformative endeavor, the commitment to preserving its cultural and historical heritage remains at the forefront, ensuring a city that seamlessly blends tradition with modernity.