San Jose daily traffic congestion.
San Jose daily traffic congestion.

QCOSTARICA – Hate getting stuck in traffic? It’s unavoidable in the greater metropolitan area of San Jose.

A study by the Directorate General of Traffic Engineering of the Ministry of Transport (MOPT), has identified 23 points “well known” for traffic congestion is greatest and is moving forward with a plan of public works to get traffic moving.

The MOPT calls the 23 points “Topics”.

Where are the areas of greatest congestion?

  1. El Cuna. Alajuela
  2. Bajo Molinos, Heredia
  3. Barrera de contención Ruta 1
  4. Caserío Alfonso XIII. Aserrí
  5. Centro Salud Puriscal
  6. Castella – Texaco
  7. Puente Quebrada Seca, Barva
  8. El Higuerón traffic lights
  9. Esc, Santa Marta
  10. Vásquez de Coronado
  11. Sto Domingo de Heredia – Inbio
  12. San Jerómino – Desamparados
  13. San Lorenzo – Heredia
  14. La Jockey -Alfonso XIII – Aserrí
  15. Puente Cabrera. Quebradilla, Cartago
  16. Quebrada Fierro, Rutan Nacional 2 San Rafael, Cartago
  17. San Antonio de Desamparados
  18. San Miguel de Desamparados (5 Km)
  19. Terramall
  20. Curridabat – Tirrases – La Colina
  21. Los Laureles – Escazú
  22. Sección Heredia – Barva Ruta Nacional 126
  23. Intersección Heredia-Barva. Calle Molinos

Transport Minister Carlos Villalta said that in the next 2 weeks, the source of financing for the between US$10 million and US$15 million dollars, the  cost the works in the 23 points, would be defined.

Villalta said they not ruling out a new loan with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), or the resources of the National Highway Council (CONAVI), as financing options.

It is expected that the works will start in the coming months, during the fourth quarter of the year. The minister did not speculate on a completion date.


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