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Truckers Demand Ruta 27 Tolls Lowered and Expaned to Four Lanes

The protest on Monday by truckers may have been in vain, the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (Aresep) - regulator of public prices and services - clearing it up, "it does not have jurisdiction over the tolls on the Ruta 27". Being a concession...

Impressive The Waterfall That Flowed Onto The Ruta 27

The torrential downpours of Saturday afternoon practically countrywide was the product of tropical wave number 40, says the national weather service, the Instituto Nacional Metereologico (IMN). One the routes most affected by the downpour was the 27, the San Jose - Caldera, that did not...

Speeding and Torrential Rains May Have Been Cause For Sunday’s Five Fatality Crash

A combinaton of speed and torrential rains may be the cause of the crash on Sunday, on the Ruta 27, that claimed the lives of five and sent four others to the hospital. The Policia de Transito and the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) -...

Five Dead, Four Injured In Sunday Afternoon Crash on The Ruta 27

Five died and four others were seriously injured on Sunday in a collision between two passengers vehicles in Coyolar de Orotina, at kilometer 56, on the Ruta 27. According to Guillermo Montoya, supervisor of the Bomberos (firefighters), the 3:35 pm crash was between two passenger...

Traffic Accident Leaves One Dead and Four Injured, Shuts Down Ruta 27 For 7 Hrs

  Q COSTA RICA - One dead, four seriously injured the highway closed down in both directions for 7 hours Friday afternoon, in the area of Ceiba de Orotina, on the Ruta 27, in the Puntarenas direction. For reasons yet unknown, a Honda CRV slammed head...

The Aftermath in Caldera

The aftermath of the tide flooding Caldera. Photo is of the section of the Pacific coastal road connecting the Interamericana norte to the Ruta 27 and prone to high tide and strong waves. See our report "High Tide Floods Caldera" here.

Entrepreneurs Offer To Pay Fix To Ruta 27

A group of businessmen have offered the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) to pay for the construction of an underpass near Hospital Cima, in Escazú. The work, estimated at US$4 million, would allow flow of access through an underpass at the east end...

Costa Rica’S Autopistas del Sol Issues Landmark Project Bonds

QMONEY - Two international law firms, Jones Day (US) and BLP (UK), have helped Autopistas del Sol (Globalvia), concessionaire of the Ruta 27 toll road, become the first Costa Rican infrastructure operator to issue project bonds, in a US$351 million dual offering that breaks...

“High Volatility” Of Dollar Exchange Reason For Increase In Toll Charges On Ruta 27

  Q COSTA RICA - Using the reasoning of "high volatility" of the dollar exchange, Globalvia, the concessionaire of the Ruta 27, announced on Tuesday an increase in the tolls of ¢120 in total (one way) between Escazu and Caldera for light passenger vehicles. The new...

Ruta 27 To Be Expanded: Six Lanes From La Sabana To Cuiadad Colon and Four Lanes To Caldera

Q COSTA RICA NEWS / There was a time in the not so long distant past the new Ruta 27 between La Sabana (San Jose) and Caldera (Puntarenas) was a welcome relief for drivers. Today, circulating the Ruta 27 means an almost sure bet of...

No Free Passes On The Ruta 27

  The Ruta 27 tolls at Escazu TICO BULL – How many times has this happened to you, with no quickpass, you find yourself in a long line to pay the tolls on the Ruta 27. The worst is at Escazu. And you ask yourself, why don’t...

Costa Rica Woke Up More Expensive This Morning

Hikes in Gasoline, Tolls and Electricity took effect This morning, Friday July 1. The lines were long at many gasoline stations Thursday night, filling up ahead of the ¢84 colones increase in the price of a litre of super gasoline, ¢77 for regular (or plus)...

July Brings In Higher Tolls and Gas Prices

QCOSTARICA - July comes a couple of important hikes in driving around Costa Rica. One is the increase in tolls on the Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) of between ¢10 and ¢50 colones. The increase will be felt at toll stations in Cuidad Colon,...

Malasya To Be New Owner of Ruta 27 Concession in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) FCC and Bankvia have agreed to sell Globalvia, the concessionaire of Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera), to Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the Malaysian government, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, for €420 millon euros. FCC and Spanish banking conglomerate Bankia are joint...

Ruta 27 Between La Sabana and Escazú Closed Due To Protests By Taxi Drivers

UPDATED 12:41PM - The Policia de Transito reports the Ruta 27 cleared, but, the cross road in Guachipelin, north and south of the 27, is completely blocked. The taxi drivers are demanding a meeting with the Aresep regulator, which has so far refused, saying it...

Massive Taxi Protest Planned On Wednesday

(QCOSTARICA) Taxi drivers vow to frustrate movement of vehicular traffic Wednesday in protest against fees of more than ¢3.1 billion colones that the regulatory agency does not take into account in setting rates. The taxi union says taxi drivers will protest Wednesday in front of...

Ruta 27 Continues With “Paso Regulado”

(QCOSTARICA) Despite the downpours Friday afternoon the Ruta 27 remains open and unaffected. For now. However, that can change at any time. Traffic through the area between Atenas and Orotina is slow, with "paso regulado" at kilometer 45, the site of the landslide Wednesday. For the...

Ruta 27 Re-Opened: Paso Regulado

(QCOSTARICA) It was 9:45pm Thursday when the Ruta 27, the San Jose - Caldera, was re-opened to vehicular traffic after being closed since 3:00pm Wednesday. Roy Barrantes of the Management Unit and Evaluation of Road Network of the National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models...

Ruta 27 Between Atenas And Orotina To Remain Closed Until Further Notice

(QCOSTARICA) Although re-opening of the Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) had been expected this morning, Thursday, the road remains closed between Atenas and Orotina, as work crews continue to remove debris from yesterday's landslide and authorities deem the slope safe. The road concessionaire, Globalvia,...

Three of Four Radials On The Route 27 Require Immediate Reconstruction: LANAMME Report

(QCOSTARICA) -- The annual report by the Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models of the University of Costa Rica (LANAMME) on the Ruta 27, the San José - Caldera, says of the four radials (intersections) connecting with surrounding roads, three require immediate reconstruction. The exits...

[BLOG] THE CALDERA HIGHWAY – ROUTE #27- MANAGEMENT CUDOS AND CRITICISMS

QCOSTARICA - The Caldera Highway, as it is known to most of us living in Costa Rica, or Costa Rica Highway Route #27, as it is officially designated, has become one of the most important traffic links in the Country, connecting San Jose and...

QToons: “I Built It!”

Former president Oscar Arias got raked over the coals this past weekend for his comments "how happy is to have built it"-  the Ruta 27 - San José -Caldera. This caricature by Crhoy.com, captures both sides of the equation.

Former President Oscar Arias Blasted Over Comments Of The Ruta 27

- A post on Facebook in which former President Oscar Arias said he was "happy" to have built the Ruta 27 between San José and Puntarenas, sparked controversy on the social networks this Sunday. "Yesterday after lunch in Turrucares with a group of ex-legislators, Suzanne...

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