The entire project cost $163 million, and it is financed by a loan from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration.
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New $163 million overpass highway almost ready
Published Monday, March 22, 2021
By A.M. Costa Rica staff
The construction of the new overpass highway in the northern zone of San Josť Province is almost complete, with 96% progress, announced the National Highway Council.
The entire project cost $163 million, and it is financed by a loan from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, CABEI.
The new three-level highway will be completed after the asphalt paving of the ramps is concluded. These ramps will allow the passage of the peripheral roads, which consist of the streets located under the viaduct, towards the main overpass highway.
According to the Council, asphalting has also been completed on the 1,500-meter-long viaduct, extending from the Colima District in Tibas Canton to National Route 32. This will connect the provinces of San Josť and Limon.
In this area, safety barriers are being placed at the edges of the road, to ensure the separation of the direction of the road from the four lanes to the overpass road.
Regarding the peripheral streets, since the first layer of asphalt has already been placed, it is estimated that in the next month the second layer will get applied. These two-lane side streets will connect the overpass with the streets leading to all the towns near it.
Because construction in the zone continues, authorities call on drivers who cross the roads surrounding the construction of a viaduct, such as Route 32 towards the Caribbean area, to respect the established speed limit, which is 30 kilometers per hour, to protect men workers as well as other drivers as well.
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