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MOPT Says It Will Present Proposal For The Juan Pablo II Bridge. Will History Be Repeated?

Rico's TICO Bull - The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) on Thursday made "an emergency intervention" on the Juan Pablo II bridge in La Uruca, after one of the expansion joints broke off, due to the normal deterioration (and lack of maintenance)...

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....

Costa Rica Say No More Projects with UNOPS

The controversy generated by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) decision to prevent access to files on the road works for which it is responsible has led the government of Costa Rica to refrain from granting new projects in the future. Possibly as...

“Platina” Closed This Weekend

Q COSTA RICA - Take note that the "platina" bridge will be closed from 3:00pm Saturday to 5:00am Monday, to repair a sinking in the access to the bridge, which according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) was foreseen. The sinking is...

The Tragedy of March 14th

Q COSTA RICA - The tragedy that occurred on March 14, 1926 is still remembered by descendents of the victims, historians and the public. A train carrying an overload of passengers, mostly from Alajuela, on an excursion to Cartago, teetered while crossing the bridge...

‘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...

MOPT To Close ‘Platina’ Bridge For More Than A Month

Q COSTA RICA / Today and tomorrow are just a taste of what is to come, traffic wise that is, as the Ministry of Transport (MOPT) finalizes details to shut down the Alajuela - San Jose lanes of the "platina" bridge over the Virilla...

“Platina” With Closures On Thursday And Friday

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Despite the comments made by the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (CONAVI) only a couple of days ago, that the Platina bridge - the bridge over the Virilla river on the autopista General Cañas - closures would only be on...

MOPT Promises To Cure “Platina” Headache

(QCOSTARICA) Just another promise or are they serious about it this time around? The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) promises to take cure the headache of drivers known as the "Platina" before the end of this administration, that is in 2018. The Platina...

Expansion of Road To Heredia To Start In July

QCOSTARICA - The daily traffic nightmare between La Uruca and Heredia, particularly in the area of the Virilla river bridge, could come by the end of next year, with a road expansion. The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) said on Thursday that the expansion between...

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...

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