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Take note of the crazy traffic changes in Pavas that went into effect Monday

Rico's TICO BULL - It took me some time to understand what was happening. I looked over the diagram, saw the videos. Repeated the process a few times before I could understand what some "mad engineer" had devised.   Can you imagine the surprise of drivers...

Costa Rica perpetuates “autocentrism””, according to mobility experts

(QCOSTARICA) The country is experiencing unprecedented road development after years of being stalled, under the tutelage of Minister of Public Works Rodolfo Méndez. However, this development vision perpetuates a kind of "autocentrism" (Carrocentrismo in Spanish) in the country, when this is not the most used...

Three-level vehicular passage in La Uruca will begin construction this month

Starting sometime this month (February), the construction order for the three-level crossing will be given to begin at La Uruca, at the intersection of the Circunvalación road entrance, at the junction where the Burger King restaurant was located. This work will occupy a permanent lane...

Eviction of Friday’s In San Pedro Began Friday!

Another one of the big ones gone. In 1980, Friday's a concept bar-restaurant that revolutionized the times in Costa Rica .... served its last customers on Thursday. And will now be bulldozed to make way for progress. Located in San Pedro de Montes de Oca...

Costa Rica advances in infrastructure, but is still far from overcoming lag

Perhaps you have noticed that the current government is building several infrastructure works in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) with the objective of mitigating road congestion problems. However, projects such as Circunvalación Norte, the new bridge over the Virilla River and the overpasses in Gariantia...

Ruta 39: The Nightmare With No End

Rico's TICO BULL -The Ruta 39, better known as the Circunvalación is one of the main traffic arteries of San Jose. It starts at La Uruca, moves south towards Pavas on the west, then through the Hatillos, Alajuelita and Desamparados, the moving north to...

Man Sentenced To 12 Years in Prison For Killing In Road Rage Incident

José Francisco González Salas, 69, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing Jose Alonso Romero Picado, 39, at the time driver for the Ministro de la Presidencia, Carlos Ricardo Benavides, in a road rage dispute, back in September 2013. The sentence was handed...

2 Dead and 2 Injured In Street Racing Accident Monday Night (Photos)

Street racing (piques in Spanish) and possibly the use of alcohol and drugs were a deadly mixture Monday night, when one of the drivers of one of the vehicles involved in the illegal activity lost control, hit a concrete divider wall, and splits in...

Traffic Police and OIJ Advocate Removal Of Bodies Without Presence of a Judge

The Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) and a former criminal judge advocate that the removal of bodies in traffic accidents be carried out without the presence of a judge. The discussion gained strength after less than a month two traffic...

Work On The Circunvalacion Cause of The Horrifying Traffic Congestion In San Jose

After more than a week of horrifying traffic congestion in the area of La Uruca due to the repaving of the #Circunvalación (Ruta 39) between La Uruca and Los Anonos, the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) decided that work will now only be at...

Construction of The North Arc of Circunvalacion Started This Morning

It was 7:00 am this Monday morning when President Luis Guillermo Solis officially gave the order for the start of the construction of the 4.3 kilometers 'north' portion of the Ruta 39 or  Circunvalación. The road will complete the ring road around San Jose, connecting...

Platina II: The Sequel

Change location. Change the actors. The Platina II is the sequel to the story of the plate (platina) of the Virilla river bridge that was the headache of drivers for almost nine years. The sequel is the story of the overpass bridge of the Paso...

5 Vehicle Collision in Desamparados, Fortunately No Fatalities

(QCOSTARICA) A total of five vehicles were involved in a multiple collision Sunday afternoon, in the area of the Parque de la Paz, in Desamparados, on the south side of the capital city. Given the extend of the damage to some of the vehicle, fortunately...

MOPT Re-Opens Circunvalalción Only For Today

To alleviate the tremendous traffic congestion caused by today's protests, the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) to decided to open two of the four Bailey bridges on the Circunvalalción, to vehicular traffic. The opening was temporary and a last minute decision. Starting at 7:30am...

The “Politics” Of The Circunvalación

The high command of the Ministry of Public Works (MOPT) and the highway agency CONAVI have decided to  ignore the advice of their own expert engineers and two outside bodies that merely replacing the culverts under the road is inadequate, reported La Nacion Friday. The...

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