Wednesday 23 June 2021

Rains Shut Down Ruta 27 Wednesday Afternoon!

ruta-227
The highway was closed for hours as crews cleaned up the mess.

COSTA RICA NEWS — The section of the Ruta 27 (San José – Caldera) near La Guacima exit, became a raging river Wednesday afternoon, as rains coming off the slopes broke the retaining concrete barrier, stopping traffic in both directions for hours.

The road, a major transit route between the Central Valley and the Pacific Coast, and with less than five years in operation has been mired with problems every rainy season.

- Advertisement -

ruta27-sept17-1“A highway cannot be in the hands of mother nature,” said Guillormo Loría, director fo the roads and infrastructure at the  Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales y Modelos Estructurales (Lanamme), run by the Universidad de Costa Rica.

Yesterday’s closure is just one of the many that have occurred during the life of the highway, the worst, forcing a closure of more than two months, was within the first year of operation.

The heavy rains of the last couple of days began to accumulate in the ditches that was the cause of the overflow yesterday.

A motorcyclist was saved by a mere three seconds of being crushed to death when the embankment gave way. as seen by the amateur video posted on the social media.

- Advertisement -

The Ruta 27 was finally re-opened last night around 7:00pm.

Globalvia, the road’s concessionaire, reports good flow of traffic this morning.

Source: CRHoy.com

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 23: plates ending in 5 & 6 CANNOT circulate

Today, Wednesday, June 23, plates ending in 5 & 6 CANNOT...

Today’s Covid News: Less than 800 new cases for the first time in two months

QCOSTARICA - For the first time in two months, less than...

MOST READ

“Caso Cochinilla”: Name arose when comparing parasite with hidden corruption

QCOSTARICA - On Monday, the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) moved to the raid, seize and arrest of their investigation into corruption of public...

Fifth tropical wave precipitation will be heavier in the north of the country

QCOSTARICA - For this Wednesday, the arrival of the fifth tropical wave of the season is expected, thus reinforcing the rainy activity mainly to...

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take part in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film...

Despite investigation, construction of road works by H. Solís will continue

QCOSTARICA - Five major road works under the responsibility of the H. Solís company will continue in development despite investigations for alleged corruption involving...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 18: 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate

Today, Friday, June 18, vehicles with plates ending 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Treasury threatens to close doors to Sinpe Móvil to avoid tax evasion

QCOSTARICA - What had been a good tool as a payment mechanism for sellers and businesses, the Ministry of Finance (Treasury) has in its...

New trends in coffee consumption challenge sector

QCOSTARICA - Changes in consumption habits in terms of times, types of preparation and specialties challenge the coffee sector. Most of the consumers in Costa...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 20: only “EVENS” can circulate

Today, Sunday, June 20, only vehicles with "EVEN" ending plates CAN circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...

The Best Sports To Play On A Beach

Costa Rica has some of the best beaches in the world. The coastline is blessed with golden sand, beautiful palm trees, and perfect blue...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.