The Circunvalación is fully open once again, with four Bailey bridges spanning the María Aguilar river between Pavas and Hatillo 8.

With four days ahead of schedule, the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT), Wednesday afternoon removed all the barriers and allowed traffic to flow once again, restoring some semblance of order in San José’s westend traffic.

Diero Herrera, spokesperson for the Policía del Tránsito (traffic police), explained that officials will posted in the area to reduce speed (max. 40kp/h) around the bridges and avoid heavy vehicles (maximum 40 ton) to cause damage to the temporary bridges, as occurred on the General Cañas last year.

At 4:00pm Wednesday the road was official re-opened.

However, to allow for the construction of a permanent six lane bridge, the Circunvalación will be closed nightly between 10:0pm and 5:00am

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