Atenas-Orotina route on the Caldera Highway will remain closed
The stretch on the Caldera Highway that goes between Atenas to Orotina will remain closed indefinitely, according to the construction company Autopistas del Sol.
Originally it was reported in mid-February that construction would close the route until the beginning of March, but the reopening continues to be delayed.
The 11-kilometer stretch has undergone several repairs since it opened last year. After opening on Jan. 27, 2010, mudslides and falling rocks have been responsible for several injuries and a death on the highway that leads to Caldera on the Pacific Coast.
Drivers will be re-routed to the winding, former passage between Atenas and Orotina that goes through Monte de Aguacate.
You may be interested
Businessman Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuadorian election, vows to change ‘destiny’Hector Velasco / AFP - April 12, 2021
Former banker Guillermo Lasso pledged to change crisis-wracked Ecuador's "destiny" after overcoming leftist economist Andres Arauz in the country's presidential…
Costa Rica unemployment rate remains among world’s highestThe Tico Times - April 12, 2021
Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 18.5% in the moving quarter from December to February, according to the National Institute…
International arrivals to Costa Rica down 83% in first two months of 2021Alejandro Zúñiga - April 12, 2021
International arrivals to Costa Rica dropped 83% in January and February 2021 compared to the same months last year. According…