Highway Repair Plans Face Costly Delays
Public Works and Transport Minister Karla González this week said a failure to complete the necessary tasks for highway projects to get under way is costing the country $10 million.
Preliminary tasks, including expropriating the land around highways – which, in some cases, involves relocating families – and reconfiguring public services, must be completed before approved road work can begin, González explained after President Oscar Arias’ weekly Cabinet meeting Wednesday.
As an example, she cited the highway running from San José northwest to San Ramón.Work to broaden the highway was scheduled to begin in May, and preparations are six months behind, González said.
The ministry hopes to begin work on this highway, as well as the proposed highway from San José to the Pacific port town of Caldera, by Nov. 5.
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