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President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year

The 17.5-kilometer stretch of Route 606 between Guacimal and Santa Elena, Monteverde is slated for completion in September 2018.

Repairs to sewers will close roads in downtown San José

Repair projects in the capital's sewers will begin Monday and will extend for five months, the AyA reported.

La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta said he expects the bridge to be completed, with its six lanes fully operational, by April 30.

Construction to begin soon to curb heavy traffic on Circunvalación beltway

A survey released in August found that commuters in the Central Valley spent an average of 99 minutes daily fighting traffic between home and work or school.

President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams

President Luis Guillermo Solís is asking the legislature to let him hire more than 1,000 new traffic officers, among other measures the government is pursuing in hopes of alleviating traffic.

Barrio Chino aims to be San José’s next big food spot

Officials from the San José municipality have passed an initiative looking to turn downtown's Paseo de Los Estudiantes into a popular sprawl of gastronomy and culture.

Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project

RECOPE Legal Affairs Director Mayid Brenes said he hoped the "good faith" agreement between China and Costa Rica would prevent any problems.

Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway

Residents and entrepreneurs from Costa Rica’s northern zone on Wednesday met with President Luis Guillermo Solís and asked him to move faster with the project to build a new road to San Carlos, a project they have been waiting for more than 40 years.

Public Works minister defends government’s progress on infrastructure projects

Legislators put Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini in the hot seat this week, forcing him to defend the government's slow progress on promised highway projects.

Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights

Officials from the Public Works and Transport Ministry hope the new solar-powered traffic lights will help prevent accidents and traffic jams in San José.
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