Category Archives: Road Updates

One stop for all the information we know about the state of Costa Rica’s roads and highways.
o Updates from the MOPT on closures and construction projects
o Personal observations from driving all over the place
o Reports from a broad network of friends and associates
o News articles
o Coming soon tweet and text updates from you!

Una parada para toda la información que sabemos sobre el estado de las carreteras de Costa Rica.
o Actualizaciones del MOPT en los cierres y los proyectos de construcción
o Las observaciones personales de conducir por todo el lugar
o Informes de una amplia red de amigos y asociados
o Artículos de noticias
o Pronto tweet y actualizaciones de texto de usted!

The Calm After the Storms

Repairs Under Way Hurricane Tomas and the Pacific low pressure system that combined to dump record rainfall on Costa Rica have moved on and as of Sunday November 7, 2010 we’ve had two straight days of sun and clear skies … Continue reading

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The Road to Recovery

Costa Rica Road Damage, Landslides & Bridge Outages Under Repair Costa Rica’s roads and highways finally caught a break in October after record rains in August and September damaged every major highway and at times paralyzed the entire country with … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Rainy Season 2010

La Niña Intensifies and Extends the Costa Rica Rainy Season When La Niña deflects the intertropical convergence zone it rains harder and longer in Costa Rica and 2010 is definitely no exception. August 2010 was the second wettest on record.  … Continue reading

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Tropical Storms Wreak Havoc

Tropical Storms Wreak Havoc on Costa Rica’s Transportation Infrastructure When the PanAmerican highway washed away at the bridge over the Río Seco in late July it was an ominous portend of an unprecedented rainy season. August 2010 was the rainiest … Continue reading

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Hwy 1 & Hwy 27 Closed Between Pacific and San José

Hwy 1 (Pan American) Closed at Cambronero (west of San Ramón) Hwy 27 (Caldera) closed between Orotina and Atenas Both main routes between the north and Central Pacific and San José remain closed with no estimate for re-opening.  Frequent mud … Continue reading

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Highway 1 (PanAmerican north) Collapse Southwest of San Ramon

Highway 1 (PanAmerican north) Collapse Southwest of San Ramon A washout of the drainage system and landslide closed the Interamericano (Hwy 1) in both directions. Map of Location Update Monday September 13, 2010 – A temporary bridge installed over the … Continue reading

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Hwy 39 – Circumvalación Rotunda Alajuelita Guanacaste/Rancho

Hwy 39 – Circumvalación (Ring Road)  Rotunda Alajuelita Guanacaste/Rancho Map Location Expect 10-15 minute delays especially eastbound passing through the Hatillos  during morning hours and westbound at Paso Ancho in the afternoon due to curiosity slowdowns and confusion for drivers … Continue reading

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Highway 1 – Río Virilla Bridge

Major delays on General Cañas (Highway 1, Pan American) west of San José due to Río Virilla bridge work January through at least the end of February 2010. Continue reading

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Hwy 2 Intermittent Closures Río Claro

PanAmerican Closures – Ríos Lagarto and Claro Flooding of the Ríos Lagarto and Claro in southern Costa Rica continue to cause closures of the PanAmerican Highway (2) near the intersection with Highway 14 (south to Golfito). Updated September 4, 2010 … Continue reading

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Radial Sabana/Alajuelita Closure

Radial Sabana/Alajuelita Closure Map Location The newly opened short cut from San José to Escazú is closed for at least three months to add a sidewalk and stabilize embankments that began collapsing when the rains started. One of the rainiest … Continue reading

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