Traffic back to normal on General Cañas Highway
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.
You may be interested
Adaptive surfing, part III: Riding the waves with NoahEllen Zoe Golden - May 25, 2018
Part III in a series on adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I, about the country's association for disabled…
It’s frog orgy seasonLindsay Fendt - May 25, 2018
The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa…