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Limón road-improvement advance

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Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


According to the Rural Development Institute, two new highways being built in Limón Province's Matina Canton have advanced by 80%.

Both roads are expected to cost more than $2.2 million. Of these, the institute's budget supported $1.7 million of them and the Municipality of Matina provided funding for the remaining amount.

The first route is 5.5 miles long and runs from Matina's Namald de Corina Indian Community to Route 32's major thoroughfare. This highway will officially open during the final week of September.

The Punta Lanza settlement, which is situated in the Bajo Chirripó Indigenous Territory, is accessible now by the second roadway, which is 6.8 miles long and fully constructed. Over $500,000 in funding was provided by the institute toward the expected cost of building the route.

These two highways were constructed in Matina as a result of government-led road improvement initiatives. Recently, authorities have reported progress on building the country's first new three-level highway in Costa Rica.

What other highway in Costa Rica requires improvements?
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