The plans for the new road from San José to Cartago are not finalized but there is an estimated toll cost of ₡1,030, compared to the current single toll collection of ₡75, which hasn’t been raised in 18 years.
Keep in mind, it’s an estimate for reference and it will likely change. This calculation is based on ₡0.08 per kilometer. The current rate on Route 27 is ₡0.05 per kilometer.
The plan for this project is to shorten the trip from an hour and ten minutes to just 30 minutes. This is certainly worth paying more but how much is feasible? Residents of Cartago hope the Government will contribute enough to the cost of building the road so that the burden doesn’t fall too heavily on residents. They are willing to pay for this quality service but fear the amount and the burden on the agricultural sector. 85% of the country’s horticultural production passes through this area.
The expansion would have a viaduct and six lanes each way. There are still two alternative options, a tunnel and a level road parallel to the María Aguilar river.