riving in San José is now a nightmare and soon will we have added a guessing game, with changes to the rules for the vehicular restrictions to lessen traffic congestion due to the closure of the Circunvalación between Hatillo 8 and Pavas.

Here is the situation, before heading check the calendar for the day of the week and the clock for the time of day if a proposal y the Ministerio de Transportes (MOPT) is adopted.

The plan would keep the regular vehicular restriction, and add a second restriction for morning and afternoon rush hours.

As an example, the complete day restrictions would continue the same: from 6am to 7pm for plates ending in 1 and 2 on Mondays, 3 and 4 on Tuesday, 5 and 6 on Wednesdays, 7 and 8 on Thurdays and 9 and 0 on Fridays.

In addition, the partial restrictions are from 6am to 8am and 4pm to 7pm, for plates ending in 3 and 4 on Mondays, 5 and 6 on Tuesdays, 7 and 8 on Wednesdays, 9 and 0 on Thurdays and 1 and 2 on Fridays.


The expanded vehicular restrictions take effect on Monday September 16.

La Nacion has prepared a detailed map of the alternate routes to the Circunvalación


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