Update: The landslide has been cleared and Route 32 has reopened. Vehicle passage on Route 32, the main highway connecting Costa Rica’s capital San José...
A damaged bridge on Costa Rica's Route 34 near Ciudad Cortés, Puntarenas, will affect driving on the Costanera until at least September, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) confirmed Monday.
Traffic Police officials will completely close off a stretch of Route 32 between San José and Río Frío.
If you're planning to travel from San José to the Caribbean this weekend, or vice versa, you'll need to find an alternative to Route 32.
Tuesday evening's closure of Route 32 from San José to Costa Rica's Caribbean coast makes the fourth time since June that authorities have closed the route due to heavy rains and landslides.
President Luis Guillermo Solís is considering upgrading the alert for these regions from Yellow to Red — the most serious in the country’s three level emergency system. Passage on Route 32, the main road connecting the capital San José with Limón province, was reopened Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.
Currently the only alternative route between San José and the Caribbean is Route 10, which runs through Turrialba and Siquirres.
Provisional lanes could be open next week to allow vehicles through the area where a landslide nearly wiped out the road last January.
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.
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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