Advances in Road Project in Costa Rica

The Ministry of Public Works plans to approve in May designs for overpasses to be built on the Florencio del Castillo highway, which connects San José with Cartago.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

In a statement sent by the Ministry of Public Works, it was explained that the overpasses will be built at the intersections of Taras and La Lima, both in Cartago. reports that "... Giselle Alfaro, vice minister of Infrastructure, said that the designs are the responsibility of the consortium IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture, SAU & DEHC Ingenieros Consultores S.A. The initiative also includes the improvement in 2.8 kilometers of the street between Taras and Lima, said the MOPT."

"... Alfaro added that the same group will be responsible for design modifications for the improvement between Burma and Santa Cecilia, in Guanacaste, a proposal that will also receive approval in May. There you will go from a ballast road to one of asphalt in almost 21 kilometers, where you will also build fences, will make or extend bridges and drainage and signaling works will be carried out."

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The H. Solís-Estrella consortium was awarded the contracts for the construction of the overpasses at the Taras and La Lima crossings in Cartago.

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March 2018

While the concessionaire in charge of the work announces that it plans to subcontract a Costa Rican construction company for part of the project, the Ministry of Public Works states that it has not been notified.

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