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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!

Up In Dollar Exchange Triggers Hike In Ruta 27 Tolls

The variation of the dollar exchange has triggged an adjustment of tolls on the Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) and went into effect this morning, Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The road concessionaire, Globalvia, last Friday explained, the recent upward changes in the exchange rate...

CNC approves expropriation plan for Ruta 27 expansion

The National Council of Concessions (CNC) approved on Thursday the expropriation plan 2018-2019 for the Expansion Project of Ruta 27, the San José - Caldera. This Friday started the process with steps for the acquisition of the first 9 hectares that will be required for...

Apparent Speeding Claims Lives Of Three Young People on The Ruta 27

Speeding is believed to be the cause of the multiple collision on the Ruta 27 overnight, that claimed the lives of two young men and a woman. Three vehicles and a motorcycle were involved in the collision minutes after 11 pm Wednesday, in the area...

Ruta 27 One Way To San Jose on Sunday

As typical of the 'dry season', the Ruta 27 between Pozon (Orotina) and Cuidad Colon will be one way to San Jose on Sunday (July 15) afternoon, between 1pm and 7pm.  

MOPT Froze For Two Years Expansion Plan For The Road To Caldera

During the last two years, the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) shelved the recommendations that a group of experts made for the expansion plan of the road to Caldera - the Ruata 27 -which would allow the decongestion of this important 77...

Truckers Threaten To Shut Down Ruta 27 Over Increases in Tolls

Be ready on Monday for slowdowns on the Ruta 27 if truckers made good on their threat to block the highway indefinitely if authorities raise the tolls even by one colon. Today, July 1, in accordance with the concession contract, Globalvia is in its right...

What prevents Costa Rica from having a better road infrastructure?

Rico's TICO BULL - I am an avid reader of Quora, a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers. Quora, for me, is a place I go to gain and sometimes share knowledge. Costa Rica is a...

[PHOTOS] Spectacular Rollover Sunday Morning Resulted Only In Injuries

  For reasons unknown, a vehicle overturned on Sunday morning on the Ruta 27 in the area of Multiplaza Escazu, leaving two people seriously injured. From the photos, it could have been much worse. According to the Red Cross, the accident occurred minutes before 6:00 a.m. and...

Yet Another Early Morning Crash Causes Traffic Chaos In The GAM

For the second this week, on consecutive days, traffic in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) also called the Central Valley, got complicated due to early morning traffic accidents. Thursday morning, near the Cariari, the driver of a passenger vehicle lost control, slamming into the concrete...

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...

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