Work to build the tunnel in the La Galera intersection will start in February. This overpass is going to expand an exclusive bus lane and expedite entry and exit to and from the road.
MOPT does not anticipate much impact on traffic in the first stage which is prior to the construction of the tunnel in Curridabat. There will be changes, however, including a change in the direction of traffic on the bridge that passes over the Florencio del Castillo road, in order to have four lanes going to Cartago.
Work on the construction of pipelines will be advanced in a way that allows two lanes to pass.
The second phase work on the overpass will be awarded next month and take place in the middle of the year. The idea behind this project is to have a way to eliminate intersections. The cost of the intervention is about $3,000 million.
This is part of a package of works to better traffic east of the city. Also included are a tunnel from ICE to the cemetery in San Pedro and the lifting of the roundabout near Yamuni.