$21 Million Awarded for Road Works

In Costa Rica, Puentes y Calzadas Grupo de Empresas was awarded the contract to build the new overpass at the La Bandera roundabout in the country's capital.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The construction of this work in La Bandera, which will involve 1100 meters in length, is scheduled to begin this year, if no appeals are filed, reported the Ministry of Public Works.

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The official statement says that "... A four-lane (two per direction) overpass will be built at this point to ensure continuous traffic for users of the ring road, maintaining the current roundabout to provide access to nearby towns. The new overpass also includes an elevated access of 320 meters in front of the Law School of the University of Costa Rica, bays for buses, sidewalks, as well as the construction of a major box sewer in the Quebrada Los Negritos."

 The Minister of Public Works and Transport, Rodolfo Méndez Mata, explained that $21,127,000 will be invested in the work, coming from the loan with the Central American.

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