Costa Rica News – Six large roadwork projects seek to alleviate, at least in part, the traffic jams throughout the capital. They are supposed to all be completed by the end of 2020. Of the six, one is already in the works, two are awaiting start orders and three have not yet been awarded. There are also 28 smaller points that must be improved in a year but only four had been started by August.
The largest project is the section of Circunvalación Norte that will enter service in December. An intersection will be built at three levels in La Uruca. The section between León XIII and Colima de Tibás has advanced 85% and will be done in just over a month while in Functional Unit III, there is a 25% advance. Unit IV is at just 5% with MOPT still working to clear the land.
The overpass in Zapote just got a green light. The company MECO was awarded the project and will have 12 months to complete it. This will be three lanes in each direction in an area that sees 55,000 vehicles circulate per day.
Four companies are competing for the Guadalupe viaduct project worth $20 million. Last week the tender for the radial from the bridge over the Virilla River to the one over the Corrogres River was published. It will be increased by two lanes. Additionally, the potable water supply system under the highway will be replaced and a new rainwater drainage system built.