puente-fullThe design of the bridge that will span the Circunvalación will take into account the future expansion of the four lane road to six, according to the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte (MOPT).

The MOPT on Monday awarded the contract to the Codocsa company that came in at a big of ¢3.1 billion colones, with a completion date of May 2014.

The bridge will replace the temporary Bailey bridges that the MOPT is currently erecting to re-open the road withing three weeks.

MOPT minister, Pedro Castro, explains that once the Bailey are up and the traffic is moving through the Circunvalación again, the contractor will start the construction of the permanent bridge. Castro confirmed that during the construction phase there will be disruption in traffic flow and that the traffic police will be on the scene to monitor and control traffic flow.