Sabana to Alajuelita route in San José closed for repairs

August 13, 2010

 

The road that joins La Sabana with Alajuelita will be closed for six to eight weeks, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT).

Last week, MOPT said in a press release that the road – which connects the western San José neighborhood of Sabana Sur to Alajuelita and Escazú — would be closed due to landslides caused by heavy rains. A representative of the Traffic Police’s information service confirmed Monday that the road has closed, and will remain closed for approximately two months.

The road has been repeatedly affected by landslides since it opened less than a year ago. In its press release, MOPT said that the National Highway Council (Conavi) intended to take permanent action to fix the problem of road blockages caused by the landslides. The highway was built by the Spanish construction company Autopistas del Sol, which also built and manages the new Caldera Highway, which runs between San José and Caldera on the Pacific coast.

The Caldera Highway also has been affected often by landslides since it opened earlier this year.

For up-to-date information on road closings throughout the country, call the Traffic Police hotline at 2222-9330.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Five things I learned while watching the sun set over El Clásico
Soccer
828 views
Soccer
828 views

Five things I learned while watching the sun set over El Clásico

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 22, 2018

TIBÁS — It’s difficult to enjoy a spectacular sunset while the concrete grandstand of a 50-year-old stadium shakes haphazardly under…

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 22, 2018
Tico Times Weekly Digest
429 views
Tico Times Weekly Digest
429 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 22, 2018

Alexander Villegas - October 22, 2018

It's Monday everyone. That means it's time for another dose of The Tico Times Weekly Digest. This week's Digest is…

This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province
Changemakers
899 views
Changemakers
899 views

This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province

Crystal / Regional Peace Corps Leader - October 22, 2018

After four years with Peace Corps Costa Rica, I am reflective about living and working in indigenous communities throughout Limón…