(QCOSTARICA) It is not Halloween, but last night (October 29) the routes around San José and Heredia were a horror traffic wise, most collapsed due to the number of vehicles.
Ruta 27, the San Jose – Caldera, the worst. An accident in the area of Multiplaza, in the westbound lanes, completely choked off traffic for some time. A collision between a car and motorcyclist was the reason.
The routes between San Jose and Heredia were also heavily congested, especially in the area of Jardines del Recuerdo. In Lagunilla, the road from the Jardines to Riteve, traffic was a row of three cars on road built for only one lane. Typically this route is congested all day on weekdays, but on a Saturday night?
If you are heading to downtown San Jose this morning, Traffico Costa Rica informs of an accident in the heart of the city, a vehicle flipping over in front of the Catedral (across from the Parque Central), shutting down all traffic on Calle 0 and Avenida 2 until it is cleared.
Globalvia, the operator of the Ruta 27, reports there is NO reversible lane for today (Sunday, October 29) and recommends stay within the posted speed limits and use your seatbelt. Current traffic conditions on the Ruta 27 can be found at https://twitter.com/autopdelsol.
The Q recommends checking Waze before heading out today. If you don’t have the app on your smartphone, you can check out the Waze Twitter feed. It can save you a lot of time knowing ahead of time where the traffic problems are on this Halloween weekend.