Published Monday, April 26, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The Ministry of Public Works announced that the construction of the 1.5 miles (about 2.5 kilometers) road between the beaches of Tamarindo and Langosta, in Guanacaste Province, is 85% complete.
According to the ministry, the construction was done with support, in its design, from the German Agency for Development and Cooperation, GIZ.
The design of the road includes elements such as exclusive bike lanes, modern drainage systems, pavement made with concrete, intersections built 15 centimeters above the level of the road using a red pigmentation to highlight the pedestrian and bikers crossing areas and parking areas in a section of the road.
The highway is scheduled to open in August, they said.
This is the third infrastructure improvement project developed with the support of the German agency this year.
Recently, the Road Safety Council (Cosevi), announced the budget of $744,108 to build 15 miles (25 kilometers) of bike lanes.
According to Cosevi, the lanes will be built in San José downtown and the cantons of Montes de Oca, Desamparados; as well as in Chacarita Canton in Puntarenas Province.
The plan is to also fix 34.7 miles (56 km) of lanes already built in the cantons of Liberia, Bagaces, Puntarenas Centro, Esparza, Limón Centro, Cartago Centro, San José downtown and Montes de Oca.
According to the Ministry, the roads required a large investment to make them 100% safe and functional for the more than 2,500 people who travel them.
In the case of the lane in Roble Canton, Puntarenas Province, it was financed by GIZ.
In February, GIZ donated about $481,572 to build a lane between the cantons of Montes de Oca and Curridabat in San José Province, through their program EUROCLIMA +.
According to the European Union, EUROCLIMA+ is a regional cooperation program that promotes environmentally sustainable and climate change resilient development in 18 Latin American countries.
The lane was built by the Center for Environmental Law, GIZ, and the Ministry of Transport.
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