Traffic back to normal on General Cañas Highway

July 3, 2012

At 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Public Works and Transport Ministry and the National Roadway Council opened all four lanes of traffic on the General Cañas Highway, which connects San José with the province of Alajuela.

Two Bailey bridges built over a sinkhole – which shut down two lanes of the highway last Tuesday – are working as expected.

However, Traffic Police are monitoring the situation, and restrictions remain active for heavy vehicles (6 or more tons), which are not allowed to enter the General Cañas from 6-8:30 a.m. inbound to San José, and from 4:30-7 p.m. outbound from San José.

The sinkhole appeared last Tuesday on the highway, resulting in chaos for commuters, businesses and many airline passengers who missed flights out of the country.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Costa Rica confirms measles cases in children of United States citizens
Costa Rica
2206 views
Costa Rica
2206 views

Costa Rica confirms measles cases in children of United States citizens

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 21, 2019

Costa Rica is enacting a National Surveillance Protocol after confirming two cases of measles, the Health Ministry announced Thursday afternoon.…

Priest accused of sexual abuse arrested trying to leave Costa Rica
Costa Rica
1137 views
Costa Rica
1137 views

Priest accused of sexual abuse arrested trying to leave Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - March 21, 2019

A Costa Rican Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse of a minor was arrested Thursday as he tried to leave…

Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport
Costa Rica
624 views
Costa Rica
624 views

Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 21, 2019

The airport in Limón will soon have a modern passenger terminal and is slated to receive several other upgrades as…