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San Josť roads close for upgrade

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Published on Thursday, September 14, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Ministry of Public Transports announced that a section of the highway near the Hatillo 4 District in San Josť Province has been closed due to highway reconstruction.

Because an overpass is being built in the area, a 400-meter stretch of road has been blocked to vehicle traffic.

The road is closed for the next nine months to allow for the construction of the overpass structure that crosses over another road at the current traffic lights intersection in Hatillo.

The design calls for the highway to be expanded to six lanes, three in each direction of travel, as well as the installation of sidewalks and green spaces on both sides of the new route.

Authorities are calling on drivers to avoid crossing through Hatillo District. Instead, use alternative routes to cross from the cantons of Montes de Oca to Pavas. For drivers who travel through the construction zone, traffic officers will regulate vehicle passage.

The Roadway Safety Council's budget covers the estimated $12 million cost of the roadway repair project.

The new roadway is scheduled to open in 2025, according to officials.

The new Hatillo highway construction is one of some road improvement initiatives developed by the ministry.   This week, authorities announced their construction of the Route 32 highway expansion, which connects the provinces of San Josť and Cartago.


Last week, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration approved a loan of $400 million to improve Costa Rica's roads.

What other highway is needing upgrades in Costa Rica?  We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com

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