Caldera Highway to be open in one direction Dec. 26, Jan. 2

December 23, 2010

To facilitate traffic returning from holiday trips to the beach, Caldera Highway will operate one-way only on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A 39-kilometer portion of the highway from Puntarenas to San José will be open in only in the direction of the capital on the Sunday after Christmas and the Sunday after New Year’s Day as travelers return home from vacation. The part of the highway from Pozón Orotina to Ciudad Colon will have all direction flowing toward San José from noon to 5 p.m. on those two days. More tolls also will open at checkpoints on the highway to prevent cars from bottlenecking at tollbooths

Drivers heading to Pacific coast beaches during those hours will be directed to use the old highway through Atenas.

Another troubled spot for holiday travelers is the General Cañas Highway between the Juan Santamaría International Airport and San José. Long-awaited repairs to the bridge that spans the Virilla River, known as La Platina, are scheduled to begin on Dec. 26.

Transportation authorities said traffic on the highway would be limited to a single lane during construction. The bridge is located halfway between the airport and San José.

Correction: This article originally stated that the Caldera Highway would be open in one direction for the entire week following Christmas. The road closures will just be on the following two Sundays

You may be interested

Bright Lights Boat Parade inaugurates holiday season in Quepos
Events
57 views
Events
57 views

Bright Lights Boat Parade inaugurates holiday season in Quepos

Elizabeth Lang - December 11, 2017

The Bright Lights Boat Parade marked the official kickoff of the holiday season in the Central Pacific town of Quepos…

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
Weather
2377 views
Weather
2377 views

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of…

6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen
Environment and Wildlife
2558 views
Environment and Wildlife
2558 views

6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen

Lindsay Fendt - December 9, 2017

The jungle can be a scary place, and even for some of the fiercest of Costa Rica’s creatures, sometimes the…