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?
- El Cuna. Alajuela
- Bajo Molinos, Heredia
- Barrera de contención Ruta 1
- Caserío Alfonso XIII. Aserrí
- Centro Salud Puriscal
- Castella – Texaco
- Puente Quebrada Seca, Barva
- El Higuerón traffic lights
- Esc, Santa Marta
- Vásquez de Coronado
- Sto Domingo de Heredia – Inbio
- San Jerómino – Desamparados
- San Lorenzo – Heredia
- La Jockey -Alfonso XIII – Aserrí
- Puente Cabrera. Quebradilla, Cartago
- Quebrada Fierro, Rutan Nacional 2 San Rafael, Cartago
- San Antonio de Desamparados
- San Miguel de Desamparados (5 Km)
- Curridabat – Tirrases – La Colina
- Los Laureles – Escazú
- Sección Heredia – Barva Ruta Nacional 126
- 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.