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Ruta 27 this Friday collapsed due to the number of vehicles heading to the Pacific

QCOSTARICA - Globalvía, the concessionaire of ruta 27 to Caldera, reported Friday at least three points of road collapse on the road due to the “number of vehicles” heading towards the Pacific. The points of greatest congestion reported were at kilometer 16 (the usual) at...

No One Claims Responsibility To Repair Bridge Over Ruta 27

QCOSTARICA - The bridge located on the Ruta 27 in the area of the Forum de Santa Ana continues to represent a danger to the thousands of drivers who circulate that road daily after a driver lost control of his vehicle, broke through the...

Ruta 27: No one hurt after car falls off bridge lands on road below

QCOSTARICA - "It felt like an earthquake," described Eduardo Retana, the driver of the pickup truck that had the unfortunate luck shortly after noon this Wednesday when a Range Rover SUV fell off the bridge on the Ruta 27, immediately west of the Santa...

Higher tolls on the Ruta 27 on Thursday

QCOSTARICA - As of Thursday, April 1, driving on the Ruta 27 will be more expensive as tolls increase across the entire route from San Jose to Caldera. The route concessionaire Globalvía, based on its contract with the Ministry of Transport (MOPT), the adjustment responds...

Vehicular Restrictions for Semana Santa and April

QCOSTARICA - The sanitary vehicle restrictions for Semana Santa (Easter Week) that unofficially began this Friday afternoon and continues to Sunday, April 4, continue the same as for March. To recap, The countrywide restrictions from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am continue in...

Globalvia estimates expanding ruta 27 will cost US$646 million

QCOSTARICA - The expansion of Ruta 27, the San Jose - Puerto Caldera road, will cost about US$646 million dollars, according to the estimates by Globalvia, the concessionaire. This is indicated by the proposal and the costs to specify that plan, received last week by...

Plan your return from vacation: Route 27 will enable reversible lane this Sunday afternoon

QCOSTARICA - The Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) will have reversible lanes to San Jose between the Pozón and Ciudad Colón interchanges, during Sunday afternoon. The concessionaire, Globalvia, indicated that they will use this measure with the aim of facilitating the return of end...

Tolls on ruta 27 to increase on Friday

QCOSTARICA - Globalvía, the concessionaire of the Ruta 27 from San José to Caldera, announced this Tuesday, December 29, an increase in the toll rates which will be in effect as of Friday, January 1. The company attributed the increase to the devaluation of the...

Ruta 27 to Caldera Bumper to Bumper

QCOSTARICA - This Saturday morinng, December 26, the Ruta 27  - San Jose to Calerda- was bumper to bumper as vacations headed for the beaches and resorts. According to Waze, sectors of Santa Ana, San Rafael de Alajuela, La Guácima, Turrúcares, Concepción and Escobal de...

What pandemic? Ticos took to the streets on Saturday (Photos)

QCOSTARICA - Thousands, on foot, in their cars, took to the streets leaving aside the fear of contagion of the coronavirus. The crowds were mainly a consequence of the Aguinaldo (Christmans bonus) payment to the public sector on Friday. The Municipal Police of San José reported...

Ruta 27 tolls will increase starting Thursday

(QCOSTARICA) While the economic crisis felt by one and all due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prices of goods and services continue to rise. Starting on Thursday, October 1, the tolls on the Ruta 27 (the San Jose - Caldera) will see a price hike of...

Moments of anguish and terror after a pickup truck caught on fire at Escazu tolls

(QCOSTARICA) It was almost like watching a movie. Full of suspense and terror when a pick up truck catches fire, then rolls backward towards the Escazu toll booths. The vehicle veers as it approaches the tool booths, missing it by "this much", does a full...

Tolls operators must enable card payment, orders Health

(QCOSTARICA) Toll operators on Ruta 27 and on other roads such as General Cañas, Florencio del Castillo and Route 32 must enable electronic payment (with a debit or credit card), as part of the actions ordered by the Ministry of Health to combat the...

Costa Rica President admits that police violated protocol by arresting protesters

(QCOSTARICA) President Carlos Alvarado admitted this Friday that the Fuerza Publica (police) did not abide by the protocol agreed to in attending demonstrations, when they arrested six people who participated in a protest by merchants on Ruta 27, in San Ana. Alvarado said that he...

Ruta 27 tolls increased today, July 1

(QCOSTARICA) Users of the Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) will have to dig deeper into their pockets books as an increase in tolls took effect today, July 1. The adjustment is stipulated in the concession contract signed between the State and  Globalvía that operates...

Friday afternoon there was no room for all the cars on the road

Despite the call, the plea by the Minister of Health to stay home, and the vehicular restrictions to avoid infections and the spread of the COVID-19, it seems that many ignored it. In the streets of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) this Friday afternoon, there...

Swollen rivers, landslides and sewer collapse due to heavy rains reported

(QCOSTARICA) As tropical wave number four makes its way through Costa Rica, it produced heavy rains from late afternoon Tuesday and well into the night in many areas around the country. Reports from communities and the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE)...

Two more new bridges on Santa Ana Route 121 will be ready in a month

After more than 18 months, residents of Santa Ana and drivers on the ruta 121 - the old road to Piedades - can enjoy in a few weeks fluid traffic with the completion of the work on the bridges. In one month, two structures of...

Government and Concessionaire Agree On Roadmap To Expand The Ruta 27

Almost 10 years after the opening of Ruta 27, the highway that links San José with the Caldera port, the Government took this week the first step towards its expansion. On Wednesday morning, at Casa Presidencial (Presidential House), the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation...

Reversibilidad Of Ruta 27 Begins On December 29

You know that summer or "dry season" is here when the Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) begins its "reversibilidad" (reversibility) program. Every Sunday starting December 29, 2019, and running to February 2, 2020, the Ruta 27 is one-way to San Jose from Pozón (Orotina)...

The Ruta 27 Became And “Open-Air” Parking Lot On Friday

Images from Cámaras Viales gave us a look at the open-air parking of the Ruta 27 at peak afternoon Friday. The image is east of the Escazu toll. At this junction, the Ruta 27 is always busy almost every weekday afternoon, starting around 3:00 pm....

Bitter Setback: Omissions Cause More Delays in Lindora Radial

The expansion of the "radial de Lindora", in Santa Ana, between the Virilla bridge and the Ruta 27 that was to have begun in the middle of this year, held back by appeals, suffered another series of setbacks that further delay the start of...

OIJ Investigate Scene Of Multiple Vehicle Crash On The 27 Wednesday Night

What happened, what was the cause of the accident involving eight vehicles on the Ruta 27 in La Sabana on Wednesday night, are questions agents of the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) tried to find answers to on the site inspection on Thursday. According to...

Two Major Crashes On The 27 Wednesday Night: Coyolar and La Sabana

A crash between two tractor-trailers on the Ruta 27, kilometer 56, in the area of Coyolar, forced the complete shut down of the road and resulted in both drivers seriously injured. Authorities report both drivers were pinned inside their vehicles and had to be extracted...

793 Traffic Accidents and 10 Dead In First Week of Mid-Year School Break

The first week of mid-year school break resulted in numerous traffic accidents, injuries and ten deaths in total. One of the accidents that sent nine people to hospital, several in delicate condition, occurred on the Ruta 27, near Atenas. According to the Cruz Roja (Red Cross)...

Tolls on Ruta 27 To Drop On July 1

Starting Monday, July 1, the tolls (peajes in Spanish) on the Ruta 27 between San Jose and Caldera will drop between ¢10 and ¢80 colones, said the road concessionaire, Globalvia. The reduction corresponds to the ordinary quarterly adjustment, as established in the concession contract, based...

Vacation Traffic Collapses Major Routes

Headed for the beach this long weekend? Better arm yourself with patience for the ride to and then the ride back. Globalvia has been cautioning drivers for the last couple of days on Twitter and their website of the tremendous congestion on the Ruta 27...

Imagine if… only if…

Imagine if... only if... the ruta 27 would be even close this 75.9 km Sandu-Libo expressway just complete in SW China's Guizhou Province. The landscape and topography is pretty similar to that of Costa Rica west to the Pacific coast. Sit back, imagine what the trip...

Ruta 27 “One Way” To San Jose Saturday and Sunday

The Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) will enable 'carril reversible' - reversible lane - to San Jose this weekend, when all lanes of the #27 between Orotina and Cuidad Colon will be one way to San Jose The reversible is between 2 pm and...

Escazu Roadwork To Cause Added Congestion This Coming Week

Do you travel frequently on the main road to Escazú? Well, it is best to arm yourself with patience during the coming week. In addition to the traditional congestion provoked by the holiday shopping season, users of Route 105 will deal with the demarcation...

Agreement to expand the Ruta 27 would be ready next year

2019 will be the year full of "road work" according to the Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), Rodolfo Méndez, who on Wednesday confirmed the beginning of the negotiation process for the expansion of the autopista José María Castro Madriz, better known as...

Price of the dollar pushes up the tolls on the Ruta 27

This toon by Crhoy.com says it all. This is only the beginning!

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