Lack of maintenance on drains has caused a main road in San Jose to close and engineering blunders have aggravated the situation, seriously affecting the country's economy.
A clogged drain under a major road in the capital of Costa Rica, along which 60,000 vehicles drive every day, caused water to overflow from the pipe and brought down part of a slope which forms the foundation of the road there.
Costa Rican truckers have lifted the blockade which they were holding at Paso Canoas confident that the Panamanian authorities will comply with the agreements signed.
The truckers decided to end the five-day strike held in Paso Canoas and are hoping that the Costa Rican government will not permit them to suffer any more abuses by the State Border Service (SENAFRONT).
An agreement signed between the foreign ministries of Costa Rica and Panama was not enough for the Costa Rican truckers to lift the blockade in Paso Canoas, which has gone on for five days.
Juan Carlos Segura, a spokesman for the carriers, said that the 300 trucks at the border will remain in place because the compromise agreed by the ministers is a joke and does not address the abuses of the State Border Service of Panama (SENAFRONT).
Costa Rican transporters have blocked the Paso Canoas border alleging abuses in the controls carried out by Panamanian authorities.
The measure taken by the Costa Ricans have already caused millions in losses due to delays in the arrival of cargo and damage to goods. For this reason the National Chamber of Panamanian Cargo Transporters (Canatraca) has asked the authorities concerned to solve a problem which has returned only five months after an agreement was signed between the two nations.
Resonant rubblization is the process of fracturing existing PCC pavement, in place, ready for a direct asphalt overlay.
Resonant rubblization was the method of choice on one of the busiest and most heavily traveled roads in Panama City, Panama, Avenida Domingo Diaz. Including multiple projects with various contractors throughout Central America that past 5 years, rubblization of Avenida Domingo Diaz was successfully performed in 2012 with the consortium ICA-MECO. Rubblization, with a hot mix asphalt overlay, is proven to have an initial design life of 22+ years, while being 65% less expensive and 5 times faster compared to total reconstruction.
The road was inaugurated on December 2009, 32 years after planned; it was closed to solve serious construction problems.
This important road, which links the capital city of San José with port Caldera on the Pacific coastline, is a major time and cost saver when compared to other roads. Conceived in 1978, it construction was delayed for bureaucratic and budget problems, until the Arias administration decided to complete the highway, as proof of its capacity to execute projects.
In negotiations, regional transporters achieved the suspension of customs charges at Paso Canoa, Panama.
Panamanian authorities committed to find a new way of transferring the costs generated by the entrance of merchandise to their owners.
From Prensa.com: "Juan Carlos Segura, president of the Costa Rican transporters, indicated that the paralyzing measure they adopted yesterday was immediately suspended once an agreement was reached on customs charges to transporters entering Panama"
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