Cancun, Q.R. — Authorities are preparing for a historic military parade which they say will be led by Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto.
Peña Nieto will arrive in Cancun to lead the parade along with the Chief of the Armed Forces. In a press conference, Cancun mayor Mara Lezama Espinoza announced that on October 9, officials will arrive for the inauguration of the Military Police Battalion.
The inauguration of the new military city, which is on the mainland of Isla Mujeres, will cause the closure of streets of Avenida Tulum.
In a statement, the municipal government said that Great Military Parade will be held on October 9 from 9:00 a.m. in Cancun. The Municipal Traffic Directorate will have both lanes of a section of Tulum Avenue closed for several hours during the parade.
The road closure will include both lanes of Tulum Avenue from Coba Avenue to Lopez Portillo Avenue, so drivers are to use alternate roads Bonampak and Nader avenues. Traffic will be manned by 35 police in those areas of the city during the parade.
More than 3,000 people are expected to participate in the military parade to officially inaugurate the military city outside Cancun that has become home to 3,200 military personnel.
The Mexican president’s attendance at the military parade will be the first time in Cancun’s 47 years of existence that a president has led a parade.