Traffic Police and route administrator GlobalVía will close vehicle passage in the San José-Puntarenas direction starting 1 p.m. at Ciudad Colón.
A tourist took advantage of the impressive, unused railway bridge for an adrenaline-packed base jump.
Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE) and National Meteorological Institute (IMN) on Tuesday detailed the damages and costs provoked by the two major hurricanes that have made landfall in Central America this month.
Ten years after Route 27 was inaugurated, the Costa Rican highway is already in need of expansion.
All lanes on the stretch of Route 27 between Ciudad Colón and Pozón de Orotina will flow in the Puntarenas - San José direction from 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Transit on Route 27 between Costa Rica’s capital and the Pacific province of Puntarenas reopened under Traffic Police supervision at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, GlobalVía, the company that administers the route reported.
Transit on Route 27, the main highway connecting San José with the Pacific province of Puntarenas, has been completely shut down by landslides that blocked both lanes of the road.
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.
Government to shut down CONAVI, National Concessions Council, and create new infrastructure agency based on performance
Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini on Wednesday announced the creation of a new agency called the National Infrastructure Institute (INI), and the imminent closing of the National Roadway Council (CONAVI) and the National Concessions Council (CNC). Employees who don't do their jobs could eventually be dismissed, he said.
Tolls between Costa Rica's capital and the Pacific province of Puntarenas via highway Route 27 will cost motorists ₡10-70 less at each booth beginning Wednesday.
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