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  • Upcoming Activities and Events May 4, 2020

    Upcoming for May 4, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • Road Closure Salida Real a Querétaro May 4-June 1.
    • SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    • San Antonio neighborhood streets inaugurated; re-opening May 4.
    • Cinco de Mayo May 5.
    • TOSMA Organic Market May 9.
    • Request Your US Ballot with Virtual Help - Monday, May 11.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + Public squares closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Road Closure Salida Real a Querétaro May 4-June 1
    VEHICLE CLOSURE
    From May 4 to June 1, 2020 we will rehabilitate the Salida a Real a Querétaro.

    Public transport will transit through Libramiento Manuel Zavala and through Santo Domingo.

    Plan your transit times and consider alternative routes.
    Starting this Monday, May 4 and until June 1, the Infrastructure and Public Works department will begin patching works at Salida a Real a Querétaro, on the stretch from Piedras Chinas to Santo Domingo. There will be a vehicle closure. Urban transport will go down Libramiento Manuel Zavala Zavala and go up Santo Domingo street.

    These are actions that the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Ministry of Public Security achieve through the Commissioner of Transit and Mobility with the Head of Transportation; they are for the annual program for the rehabilitation of the vehicular stream, sidewalks and trimmings.

    Due to the vehicular flow, due to the constant rolling of the vehicles, it is one of the avenues that requires the most maintenance; on this occasion they will take the opportunity to standardize levels, expand sections of sidewalks for pedestrian safety and improve the tepetate base, to better support the weight and passage of vehicles.
    Road Closure Salida Real a Querétaro May 4-June 1.

    Please StayAtHome
    Starting (May 1), the use of face covers in public spaces, public transport and essential activity is MANDATORY. These are the new measures before the COVID19 in SanMiguelDeLaGente.

    Please StayAtHome.

    SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    SAPASMA concludes works for the rehabilitation of the drinking water and sanitary drainage line, as well as the replacement of taps domiciled in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    Cinco de Mayo May 5
    In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades or battle reenactments. The city of Puebla marks the event with an arts festival, a festival of local cuisine, and re-enactments of the battle.
    Cinco de Mayo May 5.

    TOSMA Organic Market May 9
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Request Your US Ballot with Virtual Help - Monday, May 11th
    Join Barbara Erickson, GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, Chapter Chair for a virtual presentation on how to request your ballot from the United States! We will walk you through the process and answer questions.

    11 am.
    Request Your US Ballot with Virtual Help - Monday, May 11th.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    Update Apr 30: Bancomer has also re-opened.
    Update Apr 26: SMA: Today the Elektra store building and Banco Azteca are open again, but with a different way of working. (sp).

    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.

    + Update: School suspension (extended until ...)
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events May 3, 2020

    Upcoming for May 3, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • "A Matter of Conviction" -- UUFSMA Online Service Sunday May 3.
    • SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    • San Antonio neighborhood streets inaugurated; re-opening May 4.
    • TOSMA Organic Market May 9.
    • Request Your US Ballot with Virtual Help - Monday, May 11.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + Public squares closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    "A Matter of Conviction" -- UUFSMA Online Service Sunday May 3
    The Unitarian Universalist mantra has long been that deeds not creeds provide the criteria for exercising ethical judgment. Today that injunction sounds like a conundrum in a world where the minimum distance for safe personal encounters has become six or more feet -- with masked faces everywhere. Meaningful action translates more often into virtual interaction. Is it sufficient to confine a world view to the Internet?

    Zoom into this Sunday’s Online Service with lifelong Unitarian Rev. David Usher. In the solitude of pandemic, he will ask what indeed are we doing in this world where every good deed feels removed from our fellows?

    10:30 am
    "A Matter of Conviction" -- UUFSMA May 3 Online Service

    Starting (May 1), the use of face covers in public spaces, public transport and essential activity is MANDATORY. These are the new measures before the COVID19 in SanMiguelDeLaGente.

    Please StayAtHome.

    SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    SAPASMA concludes works for the rehabilitation of the drinking water and sanitary drainage line, as well as the replacement of taps domiciled in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market May 9
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Request Your US Ballot with Virtual Help - Monday, May 11th
    Join Barbara Erickson, GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, Chapter Chair for a virtual presentation on how to request your ballot from the United States! We will walk you through the process and answer questions.

    11 am.
    Request Your US Ballot with Virtual Help - Monday, May 11th.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    Update Apr 30: Bancomer has also re-opened.
    Update Apr 26: SMA: Today the Elektra store building and Banco Azteca are open again, but with a different way of working. (sp).

    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: SMA and Mexico: Key Coronavirus Declarations History and Timeline.

    + Update: School suspension (extended until ...)
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events May 2, 2020

    Upcoming for May 2, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • TOSMA Organic Market May 2.
    • SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    • San Antonio neighborhood streets inaugurated; re-opening May 4.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Starting (May 1), the use of face covers in public spaces, public transport and essential activity is MANDATORY. These are the new measures before the COVID19 in SanMiguelDeLaGente.

    Please StayAtHome.


    TOSMA Organic Market May 2
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    SAPASMA concludes works for the rehabilitation of the drinking water and sanitary drainage line, as well as the replacement of taps domiciled in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    Update Apr 30: Bancomer has also re-opened.
    Update Apr 26: SMA: Today the Elektra store building and Banco Azteca are open again, but with a different way of working. (sp).

    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    Update May 1, 2020: See: Brief News and Coronavirus Update May 1, 2020.

    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension (extended until ...)
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events May 1, 2020

    Upcoming for May 1, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • Labor Day Paid Holiday May 1,
    • SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    • TOSMA Organic Market May 2.
    • San Antonio neighborhood streets inaugurated; re-opening May 4.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Labor Day Paid Holiday May 1
    Friday May 1 our offices will remain CLOSED, you can make your PAYMENT online https://t.co/4w3QEIeXhK OXXO self-service stores, Practi-caja BBVA Bancomer, or from your BBVA mobile application.
    On Monday we are waiting for you at our usual schedule

    SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    SAPASMA concludes works for the rehabilitation of the drinking water and sanitary drainage line, as well as the replacement of taps domiciled in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.

    TOSMA Organic Market May 2
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    Update Apr 30: Bancomer has also re-opened.
    Update Apr 26: SMA: Today the Elektra store building and Banco Azteca are open again, but with a different way of working. (sp).

    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension (extended until ...)
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    SAPASMA Thursday, April 23, lack of water due to maintenance at the La Lejona II well, affected areas.
    • Fracc. La Parroquia
    • La Lejona I y II
    • Col. Allende
    • Infonavit La Luz
    • Jardines I y II
    • Saltito de Guadalupe
    We appreciate your understanding
    We continue with maintenance work on the La Lejona II well.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 30, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 30, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • Labor Day Paid Holiday May 1,
    • SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    • TOSMA Organic Market May 2.
    • San Antonio neighborhood streets inaugurated; re-opening May 4.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Labor Day Paid Holiday May 1
    Friday May 1 our offices will remain CLOSED, you can make your PAYMENT online https://t.co/4w3QEIeXhK OXXO self-service stores, Practi-caja BBVA Bancomer, or from your BBVA mobile application.
    On Monday we are waiting for you at our usual schedule

    SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    SAPASMA concludes works for the rehabilitation of the drinking water and sanitary drainage line, as well as the replacement of taps domiciled in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.

    TOSMA Organic Market May 2
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    Update Apr 30: Bancomer has also re-opened.
    Update Apr 26: SMA: Today the Elektra store building and Banco Azteca are open again, but with a different way of working. (sp).

    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    SAPASMA Thursday, April 23, lack of water due to maintenance at the La Lejona II well, affected areas.
    • Fracc. La Parroquia
    • La Lejona I y II
    • Col. Allende
    • Infonavit La Luz
    • Jardines I y II
    • Saltito de Guadalupe
    We appreciate your understanding
    We continue with maintenance work on the La Lejona II well.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 29, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 29, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    • TOSMA Organic Market May 2.
    • San Antonio neighborhood streets inaugurated; re-opening May 4.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    SAPASMA concludes works for the rehabilitation of the drinking water and sanitary drainage line, as well as the replacement of taps domiciled in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.

    TOSMA Organic Market May 2
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    Update Apr 26: SMA: Today the Elektra store building and Banco Azteca are open again, but with a different way of working. (sp).

    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    SAPASMA Thursday, April 23, lack of water due to maintenance at the La Lejona II well, affected areas.
    • Fracc. La Parroquia
    • La Lejona I y II
    • Col. Allende
    • Infonavit La Luz
    • Jardines I y II
    • Saltito de Guadalupe
    We appreciate your understanding
    We continue with maintenance work on the La Lejona II well.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 28, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 28, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    • TOSMA Organic Market May 2.
    • San Antonio neighborhood streets inaugurated; re-opening May 4.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    SAPASMA concludes works in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.
    SAPASMA concludes works for the rehabilitation of the drinking water and sanitary drainage line, as well as the replacement of taps domiciled in Av. Allende, Colonia San Antonio.

    TOSMA Organic Market May 2
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    Update Apr 26: SMA: Today the Elektra store building and Banco Azteca are open again, but with a different way of working. (sp).

    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    SAPASMA Thursday, April 23, lack of water due to maintenance at the La Lejona II well, affected areas.
    • Fracc. La Parroquia
    • La Lejona I y II
    • Col. Allende
    • Infonavit La Luz
    • Jardines I y II
    • Saltito de Guadalupe
    We appreciate your understanding
    We continue with maintenance work on the La Lejona II well.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 27, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 27, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • TOSMA Organic Market May 2.
    • San Antonio neighborhood streets inaugurated; re-opening May 4.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market May 2
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    Update Apr 26: SMA: Today the Elektra store building and Banco Azteca are open again, but with a different way of working. (sp).

    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    SAPASMA Thursday, April 23, lack of water due to maintenance at the La Lejona II well, affected areas.
    • Fracc. La Parroquia
    • La Lejona I y II
    • Col. Allende
    • Infonavit La Luz
    • Jardines I y II
    • Saltito de Guadalupe
    We appreciate your understanding
    We continue with maintenance work on the La Lejona II well.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated; re-opening May 4
    HereWeAre with the San Antonio residents of San Antonio, giving a new face to one of the most deeply rooted neighborhoods of our SanMiguelOfThePeople . Please StayAtHome.
    In Plaza San Antonio street and Allende avenue, they rehabilitated the place with paving stone and stone drowned in cement. With a Program called Renewed Action (PAR) where neighbors and government come together, they went to work on the work that involves repaving streets, putting road signs, ...

    Scheduled to open to traffic May 4.
    The streets of the San Antonio neighborhood are inaugurated (sp).

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 26, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 26, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • “Networking Earth’s Interconnected Web” -- UU Fellowship Online Service Apr 26.
    • TOSMA Organic Market May 2.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    “Networking Earth’s Interconnected Web” -- UU Fellowship Online Service Apr 26
    With the observance of Earth Day as a backdrop, UU Fellowship of SMA Affiliate Minister Rev. Tom Rosiello considers spiritual traditions guiding humanity’s relation to the natural world. Biblical authors present an adversarial conquest of the Earth and the reaping of its gifts without reflecting upon damage to Nature’s system. Native Americans extoll kinship with Mother Earth, Father Sun, Brother Forest, and Sister Sea. In contemporary spirituality, such contradictory spirits reconcile, as in Unitarian Universalism’s seventh principle affirming an interconnected web of existence.

    Apr 26 10:30 am
    “Networking Earth’s Interconnected Web” -- UU Fellowship Online Service Apr 26.

    TOSMA Organic Market May 2
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    Update Apr 26: SMA: Today the Elektra store building and Banco Azteca are open again, but with a different way of working. (sp).

    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    SAPASMA Thursday, April 23, lack of water due to maintenance at the La Lejona II well, affected areas.
    • Fracc. La Parroquia
    • La Lejona I y II
    • Col. Allende
    • Infonavit La Luz
    • Jardines I y II
    • Saltito de Guadalupe
    We appreciate your understanding
    We continue with maintenance work on the La Lejona II well.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 25, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 25, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25.
    • “Networking Earth’s Interconnected Web” -- UU Fellowship Online Service Apr 26.
    • + Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    “Networking Earth’s Interconnected Web” -- UU Fellowship Online Service Apr 26
    With the observance of Earth Day as a backdrop, UU Fellowship of SMA Affiliate Minister Rev. Tom Rosiello considers spiritual traditions guiding humanity’s relation to the natural world. Biblical authors present an adversarial conquest of the Earth and the reaping of its gifts without reflecting upon damage to Nature’s system. Native Americans extoll kinship with Mother Earth, Father Sun, Brother Forest, and Sister Sea. In contemporary spirituality, such contradictory spirits reconcile, as in Unitarian Universalism’s seventh principle affirming an interconnected web of existence.

    Apr 26 10:30 am
    “Networking Earth’s Interconnected Web” -- UU Fellowship Online Service Apr 26.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.

    U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States. For information on other services, see below.

    American Citizens Services (ACS)/Passport Services: U.S. citizens with an expired passport, or one expiring soon, and imminent travel plans to the United States, may request an emergency appointment at the embassy or nearest consulate. ...

    Federal Benefits: The Federal Benefits Units in Mexico will continue to provide services that can be accomplished without face-to-face interviews ...

    Visa Services: Routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services are suspended until further notice. ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    SAPASMA Thursday, April 23, lack of water due to maintenance at the La Lejona II well, affected areas.
    • Fracc. La Parroquia
    • La Lejona I y II
    • Col. Allende
    • Infonavit La Luz
    • Jardines I y II
    • Saltito de Guadalupe
    We appreciate your understanding
    We continue with maintenance work on the La Lejona II well.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 24, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 24, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25.
    • + Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Public squares closed and banks closed
    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    SAPASMA Thursday, April 23, lack of water due to maintenance at the La Lejona II well, affected areas.
    • Fracc. La Parroquia
    • La Lejona I y II
    • Col. Allende
    • Infonavit La Luz
    • Jardines I y II
    • Saltito de Guadalupe
    We appreciate your understanding

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 23, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 23, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    • La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23.
    • Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25.
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Partial road closures: Hidalgo; Salida Real a Querétaro.
    (Date not specified; posted to Twitter April 22 11:37 am)
    Partial closings for works.
    We ask for your collaboration and understanding. We also recommend you schedule transit times and consider alternative routes.

    La Lejona II well maintenance - water outage Apr 23
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
    SAPASMA Thursday, April 23, lack of water due to maintenance at the La Lejona II well, affected areas.
    • Fracc. La Parroquia
    • La Lejona I y II
    • Col. Allende
    • Infonavit La Luz
    • Jardines I y II
    • Saltito de Guadalupe
    We appreciate your understanding

    Public squares closed and banks closed
    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 22, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 22, 2020:
    • What's Happening.
    • Public squares closed and two banks closed.
    • Earth Day - How to celebrate Earth Day 2020 online Apr 22.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...
    • + Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico.
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled.
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled.
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30.
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19.
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice.
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Public squares closed and banks closed
    They agree to close places in # SanMiguelDeAllende as a measure for citizens to respect the # StayAtHome program and # HealthyDistance; businesses also close - BBVA Bancomer and Banco Azteca - for failing to comply with the Internal PC Program and Contingency Plan.
    The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García reviewed in a meeting, as every week, the scenario of San Miguel de Allende in front of the Covid-19 with the representatives of all economic, social, public and private and health sectors.

    They recognized the effort of all the productive branches, "with true solidarity, effort and commitment they adjust to the measures that this contingency implies".

    For this reason, this Sunday Villarreal García emphasized his message to the public: "In San Miguel we are doing very well, we have done very well, but now it is time to do much better, if we want to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in our municipality , and if we want to get out of this health crisis soon (…) Stay home, we will get ahead ”.
    Public squares closed and banks closed (sp).
    For failing to comply with the Internal Civil Protection Program and Contingency Plan in the face of an extraordinary health problem in San Miguel de Allende, the Civil Protection Directorate attached to the Ministry of Public Security closed Banco Azteca. Please # StayAtHome.
    Due to a lack of security measures and not having an Internal Civil Protection Program, as well as a Contingency Plan before the # COVID19 Civil Protection elements attached to the Ministry of Security affixed closure stamps to the BBVA Bancomer bank on Calle Juárez.

    Earth Day - How to celebrate Earth Day 2020 online Apr 22
    April 22nd, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environmental movement. In 1970, according to EarthDay.org, about 20 million Americans assembled to demand greater attention to the protection of the planet. Since then, activists around the world have gathered each year to mark the day.
    How to celebrate Earth Day 2020 online.

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 21, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 21, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Midday Rotary - SMAFAQ and covering the news in SMA Apr 21,
    • Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Midday Rotary - This week's topic: SMAFAQ and covering the news in SMA Apr 21
    A zoom meeting open to everyone. Non-members are encouraged to attend.
    Glenn Wilson of SMAFAQ will be discussing covering the news in SMA.
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Midday Rotary - This week's topic: SMAFAQ and covering the news in San Miguel de Allende

    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21
    Join Barbara Erickson, GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, Chapter Chair for a virtual presentation on how to request your ballot from the United States!
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21.

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 20, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 20, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Midday Rotary - SMAFAQ and covering the news in SMA Apr 21,
    • Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Midday Rotary - This week's topic: SMAFAQ and covering the news in SMA Apr 21
    A zoom meeting open to everyone. Non-members are encouraged to attend.
    Glenn Wilson of SMAFAQ will be discussing covering the news in SMA.
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Midday Rotary - This week's topic: SMAFAQ and covering the news in San Miguel de Allende

    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21
    Join Barbara Erickson, GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, Chapter Chair for a virtual presentation on how to request your ballot from the United States!
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21.

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 19, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 19, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Unitarian-Universalist of San Miguel Online Service Sunday Apr 19,
    • Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21,
    • Midday Rotary - SMAFAQ and covering the news in SMA Apr 21,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Unitarian-Universalist of San Miguel Online Service Apr 19
    Judith Jenya, speaker for this Sunday’s service, will reframe the traditional questions of Passover and ask, "What Plagues Us and What Liberates Us”? Expanding on these timely queries, she will offer an opportunity to reflect on what it means to live with the COVID-19 “plague” and other life-threatening plights. From the shadow engulfing our lives today, she will offer insights for freeing oneself from the scourge it represents.
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Unitarian-Universalist of San Miguel Online Service Apr 19.

    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21
    Join Barbara Erickson, GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, Chapter Chair for a virtual presentation on how to request your ballot from the United States!
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21.

    Midday Rotary - This week's topic: SMAFAQ and covering the news in San Miguel de Allende Apr 21
    A zoom meeting open to everyone. Non-members are encouraged to attend.
    Glenn Wilson of SMAFAQ will be discussing covering the news in SMA.
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Midday Rotary - This week's topic: SMAFAQ and covering the news in San Miguel de Allende

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 25
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    Soon in the San Antonio neighborhood, residents, students and San Miguel people in general will enjoy one of the most important renovations to the streets adjacent to the Parish of San Antonio.
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 18, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 18, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Road work on Loreto,
    • Road work near La Piplia Underpass,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18,
    • Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21,
    • Midday Rotary - SMAFAQ and covering the news in SMA Apr 21,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Road work on Loreto
    Friday, April 17 SAPASMA informs: due to leak repair work on Loreto street, vehicular circulation will be affected as of 10:00 PM.
    Section: Calzada de la Luz to Insurgentes. Please use road alternatives

    Road work near La Piplia Underpass
    ROAD ALERT

    Drive safely in La Obra At this time, maneuvers are being carried out to remove the pedestrian bridge in front of Comercial Mexicana.

    Use alternate routes http://bit.ly/alternasSMA
    SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes.

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21
    Join Barbara Erickson, GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, Chapter Chair for a virtual presentation on how to request your ballot from the United States!
    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21.

    Midday Rotary - This week's topic: SMAFAQ and covering the news in San Miguel de Allende
    A zoom meeting open to everyone. Non-members are encouraged to attend.
    Glenn Wilson of SMAFAQ will be discussing covering the news in SMA.
    Midday Rotary - This week's topic: SMAFAQ and covering the news in San Miguel de Allende

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 17, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 17, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18,
    • Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21
    Join Barbara Erickson, GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, Chapter Chair for a virtual presentation on how to request your ballot from the United States!
    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 16, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 16, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18,
    • Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21
    Join Barbara Erickson, GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, Chapter Chair for a virtual presentation on how to request your ballot from the United States!
    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help Apr 21.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 15, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 15, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 14, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 14, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.

    + General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 13, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 13, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.


    General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 12, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 12, 2020:
    • Happy Easter!,
    • What's Happening,
    • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service,
    • Watch Easter Services Online,
    • Low water pressure in some areas this weekend,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    Happy Easter!

    What's Happening

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service
    “Easter’s Liberation from Imprisoning Events”
    Rev. Tom Rosiello
    Sunday, April 12, 2020
    10:30 am

    In this Sunday’s online service, Rev. Tom Rosiello speaks to the spirit of Easter as a reservoir of strength for millions of people who feel a “tomb-like” confinement during our world’s war against the Covid-19 virus.
    “Whether the biblical version of what happened that first Easter is believable to you or not, the insight that one does not have to be imprisoned by traumatic world events is valid for all of us and so very important to embrace now,” Rev. Rosiello says.
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service.

    Watch Easter Services Online
    Despite Easter being a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics, most churches around the world will be empty this Easter Sunday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But many churches are finding ways for Christians to still celebrate the holiday by streaming church services online.

    One of the blessings of people being resigned to their homes for Easter services is the plethora of live-stream options to choose from. People are able to watch masses at churches they wouldn't imagine attending for a service, for instance. Maybe it's a church in a hometown they've moved away from, a local cathedral where it would normally be too crowded to get a seat on a holiday or, hey, it could even be the Vatican itself.

    The Holy See will stream an Easter mass from St. Peter's Basilica, albeit without a congregation. People can view the Vatican's live stream at 11 a.m. CEST and the papal address (Urbi Et Orbi) at 12 p.m. via the Vatican's YouTube channel.
    Watch Easter Services Online.

    There will be low water pressure in some areas of the municipality during this weekend
    The Drinking Water and Sewerage System of San Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA) reports the reduction of pressure in the wells of La Lejona I, Barrio de la Palmita and San Miguel Tres Cruces, so tonight (Apr 10) and part of the morning there will be reduction of the liquid.

    These are specific cases, such as the La Lejona I well, where SAPASMA operating personnel are already working on engine failures, the decrease in water affects the La Parroquia and El Secreto subdivisions, as well as the La Lejona I and II neighborhoods, Allende , Guadiana and Exit to Celaya. ...

    While in the Barrio de la Palmita and San Miguel Tres Cruces, the water pressure will decrease for the rest of the day until part of Saturday.
    There will be low water pressure in some areas of the municipality during this weekend (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 18
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.


    General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 11, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 11, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Low water pressure in some areas this weekend,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    There will be low water pressure in some areas of the municipality during this weekend
    The Drinking Water and Sewerage System of San Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA) reports the reduction of pressure in the wells of La Lejona I, Barrio de la Palmita and San Miguel Tres Cruces, so tonight (Apr 10) and part of the morning there will be reduction of the liquid.

    These are specific cases, such as the La Lejona I well, where SAPASMA operating personnel are already working on engine failures, the decrease in water affects the La Parroquia and El Secreto subdivisions, as well as the La Lejona I and II neighborhoods, Allende , Guadiana and Exit to Celaya. ...

    While in the Barrio de la Palmita and San Miguel Tres Cruces, the water pressure will decrease for the rest of the day until part of Saturday.
    There will be low water pressure in some areas of the municipality during this weekend (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.


    General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 10, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 10, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11,
    • + Limited City Offices April 6-10,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11
    (I know nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.

    + Limited City Offices April 6-10
    Do you want to make your payment? Visit us in Prol. de Alcocer # 2, we are serving you from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

    General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

    Register or sign up for our daily email digest.
  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 9, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 9, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11,
    • + Limited City Offices April 6-10,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11
    (I've seen nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.
    We closed with the Civil Protection Directorate of San Miguel de Allende the viewpoints of the Libramiento Manuel Zavala and that of the Real Salida de Querétaro, as well as public accesses to the Allende Dam, to contain the # COVID19.

    + Limited City Offices April 6-10
    Do you want to make your payment? Visit us in Prol. de Alcocer # 2, we are serving you from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

    General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 8, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 8, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • + Limited City Offices April 6-10,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + Limited City Offices April 6-10
    Do you want to make your payment? Visit us in Prol. de Alcocer # 2, we are serving you from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

    General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11
    (I've seen nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 7, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 7, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • + Limited City Offices April 6-10,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    + Stay at home
    For your health and for those you love. Please Stay at Home.

    + Limited City Offices April 6-10
    Do you want to make your payment? Visit us in Prol. de Alcocer # 2, we are serving you from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

    General Health Council declares national health emergency ...
    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11
    (I've seen nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 6, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 6, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Limited City Offices April 6-10,
    • Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 30,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Ser Mujer Events - Partial Cancellations,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Stay at home
    Hoping to see you soon for the moment it is important to take care of ourselves and stay at home.
    General Health Council declares national health emergency ...

    Limited City Offices April 6-10
    In #SAPASMA We close to carry out your procedures from April 6 to 10, in our offices you can pay for your water service from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We will have our crews enabled to attend your reports.
    (GW: But the image also says closed April 9 and 10. April 10 is Good Friday.)


    Starting today, Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17 Apr 30
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Ser Mujer Events
    Some events canceled, check their website.
    Ser Mujer is a San Miguel de Allende group of Mexican, American and Canadian women of all ages working in partnership with community-based organizations.

    Our goal is to promote the commonality of women’s issues across cultures, to raise awareness of their challenges, and to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions.
    Click here for the schedule of events.

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11
    (I've seen nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

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    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

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    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
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    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Apr 5, 2020

    Upcoming for Apr 5, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • DST Clock Change in SMA 2020 (“Spring Forward”) April 5 (already),
    • Limited City Offices April 6-10,
    • Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice,
    • + Health Measures: The immediate suspension ... of non-essential activities ...,
    • + Virtual Activities,
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA,
    • + Spiritual Resources Online,
    • + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico,
    • + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled,
    • + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are canceled,
    • + School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17,
    • + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19,
    • + Ser Mujer Events - Partial Cancellations,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11,
    • Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Stay at home
    Hoping to see you soon for the moment it is important to take care of ourselves and stay at home.
    General Health Council declares national health emergency ...

    DST Clock Change in SMA 2020 (“Spring Forward”) Apr 5
    USA & Canada was Mar 8.
    DST in mainland Mexico (except the states of Sonora and Quintana Roo) and Baja California Sur will start on Sunday April 5th, 2020, when the clocks will be moved forward by one hour at 2 a.m. ...

    Mexico’s central clock-time change dates are not usually synchronized with U.S. or European clock-time change dates, so if you’re traveling or scheduling appointments between Mexico, the US and Europe this spring and fall, do make a note to double-check your times, especially as flights and other public transportation systems always operate their schedules using local time.

    Time Change 2020 in Mexico (April 5).
    Time Change 2020 in the United States (March 8).
    Time Change 2020 in Canada (March 8).

    DST Clock Change in SMA 2020 (“Spring Forward”) April 5.

    Limited City Offices April 6-10
    In #SAPASMA We close to carry out your procedures from April 6 to 10, in our offices you can pay for your water service from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We will have our crews enabled to attend your reports.
    (GW: But the image also says closed April 9 and 10. April 10 is Good Friday.)


    Starting today, Trams and Shuttles suspend activities until further notice. This as a preventive measure against the pandemic of the #COVID19.

    + Health Measures: The immediate suspension is ordered ... of non-essential activities ...
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 31, 2020.

    + Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    + Spiritual Resources Online
    Public worship is suspended at St. Paul's and the parish campus closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    St. Paul's Facebook Live-Streams may be found at the Parish Facebook site ... Sermons and (commencing Lent Five) full Liturgies are also found on the Parish YouTube page ... more ...
    Spiritual Resources Online

    + Limited U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
    The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call to increase social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico will suspend routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services starting March 18, 2020, and until further notice. The U.S. Embassy and consulates will continue to provide essential consular services to U.S. citizens as well as emergency visa services. More ...
    Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    + SMA: Bars, cinemas and nightclubs closed; all public events canceled
    See Coronavirus Update Mar 20, 2020.

    + SMA: All public events organized by the government of the municipality are CANCELED
    See: Coronavirus Update Mar 15, 2020.

    + Update: School suspension Mar 17 - Apr 17
    Official statement from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, owner of #SEG to the educational community about the change of dates of the SCHOOL RECESS that will start from March 17, 2020.

    Consult the official document at https://bit.ly/2xEeekB
    The Secretary of Education in Guanajuato informed through a statement that the suspension of classes is taking place in the entity, beginning the period from March 17 to April 20. Teachers, administrators, and administrative staff must report on the 17th to receive instructions. ...

    For the present administration, the priority is to safeguard the health of the citizens; that is why, the Governor of the state Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo, has instructed us, as of preventive measure, to suspend classes and extracurricular activities in public and private schools from March 17 to April 20 basic education (initial, preschool, primary, secondary) and upper secondary education.
    SEG confirms suspension of classes starting March 17

    + Catholic masses are suspended due to Covid-19
    CDMX.- The Mexican Episcopate Conference (CEM), ordered bishops and priests from all over the country to immediately suspend Eucharistic celebrations as well as meetings for large groups such as retreats, catechesis, assemblies and others, in order to comply the guidelines established to prevent the spread of COVID19. Through the ...
    Catholic masses are suspended before Covid-19; orders the Mexican Episcopate (sp).
    See also: Coronavirus Update Mar 17, 2020.

    + Ser Mujer Events
    Some events canceled, check their website.
    Ser Mujer is a San Miguel de Allende group of Mexican, American and Canadian women of all ages working in partnership with community-based organizations.

    Our goal is to promote the commonality of women’s issues across cultures, to raise awareness of their challenges, and to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions.
    Click here for the schedule of events.

    TOSMA Organic Market Apr 11
    (I've seen nothing official but what I've heard is that this continues in a limited capacity consistent with the current protocols; no food for dine-in.)
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed
    Organizers of the Corn Valley Festival announced through social networks that this year, due to the contingency by the # coronavirus , the Festival in honor of the Holy Cross is postponed.
    "To all the residents, cooperators and participants, from the Barrio del Valle del Maiz and the festivity of Santa Cruz, they are given the knowledge that on Thursday, March 26 of this year, it was agreed that the festivity to the Holy Cross that is worshiped at the end of the month of May on this occasion will be postponed until further notice, this is part of the prevention of each and every person in our city due to the worldwide pandemic of covid-19 (coronavirus) with which the organization is affected and all that it entails, such as corresponding permits and ecclesiastical celebrations and also having an uncertain panorama of what is happening, it is also disclosed that as the pandemic progresses or what related to it,a meeting will be given or will be held to meet on which new date the holiday will resume, we reiterate the holiday is not suspended, it is only postponed until further notice, thank you for your understanding "
    Festival en el Valle del Maíz is postponed.
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    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17
    Starting today and until April 17, at the intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes, they will carry out rehabilitation actions due to patching and ditching by the direction of Infrastructure and Public Works and the Sanitation and Drinking Water System Miguel de Allende (SAPASMA).

    From April 2 to 17, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works will lay concrete paving and SAPASMA will remove the valves from the hydraulic network; This implies partial closure and therefore only passage for vehicles in the area.
    Partial closure intersection of Calle de Hidalgo e Insurgentes Apr 2-17 (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Starting Monday March 2 there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface
    There will be avenues closing in the San Antonio neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende for works that will be carried out on site, for you to take your precautions.

    On Monday, March 2, Public Works will begin warning that they will close several streets of the San Antonio neighborhood to resurface the streets. They will start with Plaza San Antonio (Pípila section to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (Orizaba section to Callejón de San Antonio), there ...
    This Monday there will be street closures in Colonia San Antonio; they will resurface (sp).
    As of today, there is an advance of 30 percent in the repaving works of Plaza San Antonio street (section Pípila to Callejón de San Antonio) and Avenida Allende street (section Orizaba to Callejón de San Antonio) in the San Antonio neighborhood.

    This work is in charge of the Infrastructure and Public Works Directorate and the actions carried out are the removal of the current pavement from both streets, ditching for the SAPASMA ductwork on Allende Avenue, changes of the old and new drainage, as well as the intakes of water, having 48 in Allende street and 5 in Plaza de San Antonio.

    The work consists of paving boxes, trench excavations for drinking water lines, laying of material, paving in cobblestone, ball stone drowned in mortar, road signs, hydraulic installation work and the formation of sidewalks. With an investment of over 2 million 300 thousand pesos in materials, labor and machinery.

    For this reason, road alternatives continue in the area to speed up vehicular circulation. For these works, there will be street closings in Tinajitas, Callejón de San Antonio, Pípila and Potrero.

    In addition, the same recommendations given by the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works to transit the area are maintained: prevent the parking of personal vehicles off-site, as well as the trucks and vans that supply services at home (gas, purified water, among others), respect the signs and limits of work, as well as the use of mouth masks, if necessary.
    Update March 18 (sp).
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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