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It’s Open, The South Half of the ‘Platina’!

It’s Open, The South Half of the ‘Platina’!

Q COSTA RICA – As promised last week, the three lanes of the south half of the ‘platina’ bridge – officially known as the “Alfredo González Flores” – opened to traffic this morning. With television news cameras grabbing the action, President Luis Guillermo Solis at 6:00am this morning donned the role of traffic cop and […]

‘Platina’ Bridge Will Be Ready April 30, Minister of Transport Promises

‘Platina’ Bridge Will Be Ready April 30, Minister of Transport Promises

Q COSTA RICA – Blaming Hurricane Otto as the main reason for the delays, the Minister of Transport, Carlos Villalta, promised the “platina’ bridge will be complete by April 30. The original delivery date was February 28, 2017, later postponed to March 15. The minister, during a press conference Thursday, assured the six lane bridge […]

Early Morning Accidents On The Autopista General Cañas Leaves 3 Dead, 18 Injured

Early Morning Accidents On The Autopista General Cañas Leaves 3 Dead, 18 Injured

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – Traffic congestion on the autopista General Cañas in the Alajuela – San Jose direction, worsened during morning peak hours due to two fatal crashes leaving three people dead. One of the crashes occurred a few hundred metres ahead of the area known as Castella, west of the ‘platina’ bridge, where […]

The Closure Of The ‘Platina’ Commences Today

The Closure Of The ‘Platina’ Commences Today

Q COSTA RICA NEWS / Today is Saturday. The Saturday that the “platina” bridge mostly shuts down until the first week in March, giving crews the space and freedom to complete the ‘construction of the new six lane bridge’ over the Virilla river on the autopista General Cañas. What does this mean to you and […]

Shaming The Bosses? Probably Not. Just In A Day’s Work.

Shaming The Bosses? Probably Not. Just In A Day’s Work.

From Telenoticias. Click here for the video. TICO BULL by Rico – This has certainly to be shameful for the bosses, a group of Transitos (traffic police officials) taking matters in their own hands, filling a pothole on a road to Puntarenas. The group of officials, working as if they were a MOPT (Ministry of […]

Have I Got A Deal For You …

Have I Got A Deal For You …

TICO BULL – As of yesterday, Thursday, the metal slab “The Platina (La Platina, in Spanish) will not require any additional interventions until the bridge is replaced” was the word from the manager of Conservación, Cristian Vargas, at the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (CONAVI). I have been following the story of the “platina” since it […]

Cost of “Platina” Bridge Fixes Almost The Same value Of New Bridge

Cost of “Platina” Bridge Fixes Almost The Same value Of New Bridge

QCOSTARICA – The National Highway Council (Consejo Nacional de Vialidad – CONAVI) has, since 2008, invested more than US$13.1 million dollars in a number of repair works to the bridge over Virilla river, known as the “Platina”, on the autopista Genaral Cañas. That amount is close to the US$15 million dollars that, according to the […]