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Passengers risk their lives every day when they travel the train

Dangling from the doors, risking their lives, is a common every was to travel on the 'tren urbano' (commuter train) in Costa Rica. Some users even ride in the space between two moving cars because the train is completely full. The worst of the cases...

MOPT Inaugurated Lindora Bridge

Following four years of waiting, including 14 months of construction, on Friday the Lindora bridge was inaugurated. This is a parallel bridge to the existing over the Virilla river, that connects Lindora de Santa Ana with Belen, Heredia. However, the completion of the project that...

“Puente Virilla” In Lindora With Night Closures Starting June 27

The 'puente virilla' that connects Lindora de Santa Ana with Belen will again be closed nightly between June 27 and 30. The total closure of the bridge is between 10 pm and 5 am. Once complete, the bridge will be four lanes - two in...

Lindora – Belen Bridge Closed Nightly To June 17

The bridge over the Virilla river connecting Lindora and Belen will again be closed nightly, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The closures began on Monday night and will continue until Sunday, June 17. The closure is to complete to allow heavy machinery on the...

Nightly Closings Of Virilla Bridge In Santa Ana Will Contine To May 10

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) extended one more week the night closures on the bridge over the Virilla river, in Lindora, Santa Ana, due to the expansion works carried out in the structure. The closings were to have ended today, May 3....

Virilla Bridge Between Lindora and Belen Closed Nightly

Take note, the Virilla bridge connecting Lindora (Santa Ana) and Belen will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night starting today, April 25 to May 3. The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) informs the closure is required to mobilize heavy cranes on...

Possible Road Rage Results In Early Morning Death of Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist died this morning (Tuesday) after being hit by a vehicle driven by what witnesses describe as an angry driver, that fled the scene. The incident occurred in La Asunción de Belén, Heredia, about 200 meters west of the Residencial Los Arcos, in the...

A Skunk By Any Other Name

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Would a skunk by any other name be less pungent? Even the infamous Pepe Le Pew had his charms, just as Ciudad Cariari has a golf course. The other distinguishing quality that Cariari has in common with Pepe Le...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope of the sanitary landfill of La Carpio, which borders with the river Virilla the limit between the cantons of San...

Construction Of Santa Ana and Belen Bridge Has Begun

The expansion of the bridge over the Virilla river that connects Lindora de Santa Ana and Belen, Heredia has begun, according to the government website, Gobierno.cr. The work, that should be ready in 13 months, involves the construction of two new lanes next to the...

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