Costa Rica: $58 Million in Road Works Awarded

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

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

According to information provided by directors of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT), the company is expected to start in the second half of 2020.

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Rodolfo Mendez Mata, head of the MOPT, told Nacion.com that "... we hope to give the order to start in the second half of next year. From then on, the group will have 28 months to complete the projects."

Mendez added that "... This is an extremely important project for all the users of the San José-Cartago route and towards the south of the country. We hope that it will not be appealed, that would allow us to start the construction without delays."

The work will cost $58 million, an amount that will be financed with a loan granted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

In June 2018, CentralAmericaData reported that the overpasses, with six lanes of traffic in an overpass at Taras and another with movement towards the center of Cartago and towards El Guarco, at the La Lima crossing, substantially conform the proposals to solve the traffic jams that these two important crossings in that province present today.

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The Ministry of Public Works in Costa Rica has given its approval to the designs for two overpasses on the Florencio del Castillo highway, one in Taras and another in La Lima, in Cartago.

The Ministry of Public Works reported that " ...The project not only includes these overpasses in the points indicated, but an integral intervention of the highway between these two locations, with important improvements related to the road surface and construction of facilities such as accesses and exits to the marginal routes, turns, as well as sidewalks, bays for buses and even bicycle lanes in different points."

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April 2018

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.

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. 

Costa Rica: $12 million Roadworks

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The Ministry of Public Works will invest $12 million on building extra lanes, changing roads and traffic lights in areas of the metropolitan area with high road congestion.

The works aim to minimize traffic congestion problems in 22 areas where there is the most road congestion in the greater metropolitan area, and according to officials from the Ministry of Public Works (MOPT), this plan of "fast works" will start in the second half 2016.

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