South Coast will be ready in December after 47 years of arrears

South Coast will be ready in December after 47 years of arrears South Coast will be ready in December after 47 years of arrears South Coast will be ready in December after 47 years of arrears

Rioja Rental Car Drivers informs that after the expansion of four of the nine bridges along the way to the South Pacific can reach without crossing the Cerro de la Muerte.

This route will allow drivers to save up to two hours on his journey to the South Pacific, then would not cross the hill of death or by Perez Zeledon.

Quepos. Puntarenas. The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOPT) promises that the South Coast Highway will be ready in December this year, 47 years after the project was conceived.

This route will allow drivers to save up to two hours on his journey to the South Pacific, then would not cross the hill of death or by Perez Zeledon.

The Nation noted, in a tour conducted last week that there are already enough progress in building the last stretch pending.

It is 42 kilometers Savegre between Quepos and Puntarenas, Perez Zeledon Baru and crossing to Dominical.

Of those 42 miles, and is 20 km with a first layer of asphalt three inches. Failure to place an additional layer of same thickness.

Moreover, they are ready four of the nine bridges over the project. These overpasses Parrita, Gangway, Matapalo and Naranjo, all in charge of the construction Codocsa.

It is expected that the same signature in 15 days you start dripping from the concrete slab of the new bridge at Parrita.

This structure to two lanes and 15 meters wide, with passage for bicycles and sidewalks replaced the old metal bridge one-lane, where there is usually long prey.

The bridges that go slowly at the end of the road to Baru in Perez Zeledon.

Of these, the most advanced is in Hatillo Nuevo, followed Savegre and then is that of Hatillo Viejo. All will go from one lane to two.

All these steps are in charge of signing Hernan Solis. The MOPT argued that its construction was delayed by weather problems and expropriation.

The only thing that remains is to extend the bridge over the river La Perla, which has not been hired by MOPT arrears in expropriations.

The street. The South Coast was a project conceived in 1942 by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE).

The complete works of 222 km between Barranca and Puntarenas Palmar Sur, in Osa. The road link is vital to the borders (to Panama and Nicaragua), without crossing the Greater Metropolitan Area.

However, the project was delayed for decades by appeals tendering cartels, scandals apparent overpayment to the construction companies, delays in expropriation and weather problems.

It was not until January this year when the MOPT awarded the tarmac of the final stretch of 42 km to two companies: Meco and Sanchez Carvajal.

The first section is responsible for the 19.5 miles between Quepos and Savegre crossing.

Here the first seven miles and have the first layer of asphalt ready bridges and bus bays.

In the remaining 12.5 kilometers, the firm is finalizing specifically stabilized base.

According to the inspector in the area MOPT, Alberto Bolanos will be ready in October this work and only be missing and complete the demarcation of the road asphalt.

The other segment, by Sanchez Carvajal, is 22.6 miles. The first 13 miles between Savegre and the bridge over the river La Perla already have the first layer of asphalt.

Last week, the crews working in the sub-base of the remaining part (10 kilometers) from La Perla and Baru. According to Bolaños, the works are backward, but considered that will be ready before the end of the year.

The trip to the South Pacific will be faster when it is ready the San José-Caldera, which will connect to the Costanera.

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