Topes, if you don’t already know, are speed bumps. The north entrance to town (from La Paz) had three cement topes to slow down the highway traffic before entering town. When the road was resurfaced this autumn, the topes went away and did not return. The south entrance to town (from Cabo San Lucas) had one cement tope that also vanished with road work. The highway through town (Militar) used to have 2 topes until the Pueblo Magico refurbish job took them away also.
This week, the topes have returned, all but the south entrance one. They are not cement but rather the bright yellow hemispherical bumps that are nailed to the road. They cause a somewhat vicious jolt when run over at too high a speed so they will do a good job until they lose their attachment to the road, and this will eventually happen.
But for now, you can’t cruise through town at a high speed any more. And that is a very good thing indeed!