Costa Rica: Extension of Route 27 to Six Lanes

The project must take into consideration the extension to three lanes in each direction of the stretch from Sabana to Ciudad Colón, including bridges, construction of drainage and other works.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The National Concessions Council (CNC) is waiting for the concessionaire Autopistas del Sol to present a proposal with details of the enlargement, after a study concluded that Route 27 is saturated by 70%. reports that "... 'The agreement was made in December 2016 by a commission formed by the Council, the Conavi, LANAMME, the College of Architects, Geologists and the Construction Chamber.  Silvia Jimenez, Technical Secretary at the National Concessions Council, explained that "... we still do not know what the cost of the enlargement is nor whether toll prices will increase. In order to define that , the expansion project needs to be made concrete and its needs to be reviewed by the authorities."  

"... The company Globalvia (Autopistas del Sol) will have to bear the costs of enlargement. The work will start in early 2019 and will be ready in 2021."

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