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Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions

The latest version of the app prompts users to enter the last two digits of their license plate number and sets the route “based on your city’s road rationing policy."

Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José

The latest sinkhole to appear this year was a 6-meter wide, 11-meter deep sinkhole that opened up over the weekend on the street near the Transportes Costarricenses Panameños bus station in Plaza Víquez. City workers started repairing the gaping hole that opened between Avenue 20 and 5th Street on Tuesday.

Santa Teresa: A few wrong turns on the road to paradise

What's so special about Santa Teresa, the surf mecca on the Nicoya Peninsula that's been called one of the world's most beautiful beaches? I set out on a long and tiring journey to find out.

Tamarindo-Langosta road in Guanacaste to be paved, municipality says

The gravel road currently has a large number of potholes and becomes very difficult to drive during the rainy season, affecting tourism, local business owners say.

Slippery When Wet: Only 4.5 percent of Costa Rican roads are in good condition, study finds

Shocking, we know, but a total of 95 percent of paved roads in Costa Rica are not of adequate quality or do not have the appropriate capacity to handle the current amount of traffic on any given day, a study by the University of Costa Rica's National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models found.

Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay

The expansion from two to four lanes of the highway between Cañas and Liberia, Guanacaste, originally scheduled to be ready in May of last year, will take up to six more months past the previous July 2015 deadline set by the Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) earlier this year.

Costa Rica’s popular Highway 27 to Pacific at risk from rains

The National Structural Materials and Models Laboratory has raised concerns about the deterioration of a concrete cap poured over rock face to hold back the hillside along the route during heavy rains. If action is not taken in the near term, LANAMME said drivers could be in danger of landslides.

Inter-American Highway South could reopen on Thursday

Provisional lanes could be open next week to allow vehicles through the area where a landslide nearly wiped out the road last January.

Travel Alert: Route 32 blocked by landslide near Zurquí Tunnel

Heavy rains in several parts of the Caribbean region on Friday afternoon triggered a landslide that has blocked passage at kilometer 24 of Route 32, the main highway connecting San José with the province of Limón, the Public Works and Transport Ministry reported.

Travel Alert: Washed-out lane on Inter-American Highway South could be fixed in four weeks

Public Works and Transport Ministry officials on Thursday will present the results of a study aimed at providing a solution to the reopening a stretch of the Inter-American Highway South that was washed out in a landslide on Jan. 29.

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