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Landslide Forces Total Closure of Ruta 32

A landslide Tuesday morning on the Ruta 32 in the area of Quebrada González, forced a total closure between San Jose and Guapiles. According to the latest bulletin by the Ministro de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), the total closure will continue today Wednesday. The...

Rock falls on car on Ruta 32

The driver of a vehicle took the scare of his life Tuesday morning when a rock fell on the car, after a landslide on Ruta 32, through the Braulio Carrillo National Park, which connects San José with Limón. David Meléndez, director of emergencies at the...

Ruta 32 Expansion Continues Without Completing Even 1 Of 1,200 Possible Expropriations

18 months after having started the expansion of the Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon), the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transporters (MOPT) - Ministry of Public Works and Transportation - is still looking to reduce the number of lands that the contractor will...

Mayor Proposes Security Fencing For Saprissa Bridge To Avoid Suicides

The mayor of Tibás, Carlos Cascante, has proposed to the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), at a cost of ¢70 million colones, the installation of 120 modular panels with protective screens on each side of the Saprissa bridge to avoid suicides. As reported...

Pickup Collides With Bus on the Ruta 32, One Dead, 16 Injured

A collision between a bus and pickup on the Ruta 32, in the area of Carrandi, Matina, in the province of Limon on Wednesday left one dead and 16 others injured. The Cruz Roja (Red Cross) reported eight of the injured required a transfer to...

Weather Conditions Keep Ruta 32 Closed, Could Re-Open This Friday Morning

If you are planning travel to or from San Jose and Limon this Friday (Aug. 3) take note that the re-opening of the Ruta 32 will be decided by officials of the MOPT at 6:00 am. On Thursday afternoon the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y...

Ruta 32 Continues Closed

The Ruta 32, between San Jose and Guapiles, continues closed as work crews try to clear the debris on the road from the numerous landslides. The closure occurred on Friday when hundreds of vehicles and more than 500 people were trapped in between the landslides. The...

More than 1,100 people in shelters due to heavy rains

A total of 1,173 people have been housed in shelters due to the heavy rains that began Friday, July 13. According to explained director of risk management of the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) National Emergencies Commission, Lorena Romero, 20 sites are open across...

Owners Who Abandoned Vehicles Trapped On The Ruta 32 Get Them Back

The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública y la Policía de Tránsito (Traffic Police), returned to their owners the some 200 vehicles abandoned by their owners trapped in between landslides generated by heavy rains in the Braulio Carrillo, of the Ruta 32. "People had to bring the...

Trapped: ‘Spending The Night Sleeping Next To A mountain and With Unstoppable Rain”

Silvia Chaves-Herra, 38 years old and a journalist by profession, is one of dozens who were trapped on Friday between the multiple landslides that occurred on Ruta 32 due to heavy rains that affected much of the country over the weekend. She said: "spending...

Driver Killed When Truck Hit By Landslide On The Ruta 32

The Cruz Roja Terrestrial Search and Rescue Unit (Red Cross Land Search and Rescue) that entered the Zurqui early this Saturday morning, to assist some 200 people trapped between the landslides on the Ruta 32 between Heredia and Guapiles, found the body of a...

Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergencies Commission - declared a yellow alert in nine cantons of Costa Rica this Saturday morning, due to heavy rainfall generated by a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean. In Limón, Siquirres, Matina and Talamanca are on...

Ruta 32 At The Zurqui Closed This Friday Morning Due To Landslide

If you are traveling to and from San Jose and Guapiles this Friday morning be aware of the closure of the Ruta 32 in the area of the Zurqui, due to a landslide Thursday night. MOPT authorities are expecting to clear the debris and re-open...

Ruta 32 Closed For 7 Hours Wednesday Morning

If traffic conditions aren't bad enough on the major routes of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), add a crash or as in the case this Wednesday morning, an overturned tractor trailer, and it can mean total collapse. Such was the case on the Ruta 32,...

Controversy Over Expansion Of the San Jose-Limon Road

While the concessionaire, the Chinese company China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC),  in charge of the work announced that it plans to subcontract a Costa Rican construction company for part of the project, the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes  (MOPT) - Ministry of Public...

Chinese Company Will Outsource To Tica Construction Company To Expand Road To Limon

The Chinese construction firm, the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), is set to start work on the expansion of the Ruta 32, the San Jose - Limon artery, to improve its transport capacity and efficiency, and spur local economy in general. However, the project would...

Ruta 32 Infrastructure Works In Limbo

In Costa Rica, the Solis administration is trying to give the order to begin the construction and extension of 107 kilometers of the ruta 32, road to Limón (vía a Limón), even though studies, permits and 1,200 expropriations have not yet been carried out. President...

Conavi Reports Progress in The Limon Road Project

The Consejo Nacional Vialidad (CONAVI)- National Road Council - in a statement said the final designs studies for the construction of 107 kilometers of the Ruta 32 (the San Jose - Limon) are supposed to be ready by the end of September. The Minister of...

China Expects A One-year Delay In Construction Of Road To Limon

The Chinese company, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), in charge of the reconstruction of 107 kilometers of the Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon) project will start construction work in the second half of 2018, and not in September of this year, as originally...

Painting The Lines

The Casa Presidencial website shared this photo of the crew painting the lines on the Ruta 32 on Friday. The section of the Ruta 32, between the toll station in Heredia and Rio Frio on the other side of the Zurqui, was closed Thursday and...

Ruta 32 (San Jose – Limon) Closed Thursday and Friday Morning

The Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon) will be closed between 10am and 2pm today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday), between San Isidro de Heredia and Rio Frio de Sarapiqui. The Conavi says it needs a complete closure to make improvements to the road, in particular...

Environmental Study for Road to Limon Rejected

The Environmental Impact Study for the extension of Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon), which will cost US$495 million, has shortcomings in form and substance, and does not include geotechnical or and social impact studies. A work which is urgently needed for the Costa Rican...

Ruta 32 Once Again Closed Due To Heavy Rain

(QCOSTARICA) The heavy rain has once again caused the closure of the Ruta 32, between San Jose and Guapiles, causing landslides between kilometres 24 and 41. This is the third complete closure in the last two weeks, the first occurring on June 20. The ministerio de...

Ruta 32 Re-Opened. Traffic Between San Jose and Limon Restored.

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), through its division the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi), can surprise us at times, with the re-opening of the Ruta 32 this morning. The 32 had been closed since Monday when first the supports of the...

Ruta 32 To Remain Closed Into The Weekend

(QCOSTARICA) While passage over the Rio Blanco river (kilometre 58) was re-opened, a landslide Tuesday night at kilometre 19, through the Braulio Carrillo, is keeping the Ruta 32 closed. The minister of Public Works and Transport (MOPT), Carlos Segnini, said that about 7,500 cubic metres...

Ruta 32: New Folding Poles, Run Over and Stolen In First Three Days

(QCOSTARICA) In less than a week, three days in fact, since the Ministry of Transport (Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes  - MOPT)  began installing the 2,000 folding posts on Ruta 32, authorities reported Thursday the theft of some and many others damaged or...

New Demarcation of Ruta 32 Confuses Drivers

(QCOSTARICA) Although not complete, the new demarcation of the Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon) confuses drivers, who now fear even more accidents. The Ministry of Transport (Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes - MOPT) is also introducing the "2 +1" system of enabling a...

CHEC Company Says It Can’t Build At A Loss

QCOSTARICA - Representatives of the Chinese construction company, CHEC, awarded the contract to expand the Ruta 32 (San José - Limon) road, says the work comes out at a higher cost than initially agreed with the government. "We want this road to be good for...

Lucky To Be Alive!

QCOSTARICA - Javier Brenes Bermúdez was seriously injured, surviving a head-on collision with a tractor trailer, in the area of Rio Sucio, on th Ruta 32. Brenes is recovering from injuries at the Guapiles hospital. The accident occurred when Brenes,, the only occcupant in the vehicle,...

Government Retracts Over Presidential Plane Offered by China

QCOSTARICA - Through a press release, the Ministry of the Presidency (Ministerio de la Presidencia) today belies the assertion made yesterday by the Minister of the Presidency, Melvin Jiménez, that China offered President Luis Guillermo Solís a presidential plane. The government now says that the...

Legislators Approve Ruta 32 Expansion

UPDATE: 5:47pm  - At 2:16 p. m. legislators passed in second and final debate the loan for the expansion the San José-Limón. The bill was approved with the support of 46 legislators, while 6 legislators opposed. QCOSTARICA - The Legislative Assembly voted in the first...

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