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Construction finished as San José’s Avenida 10 reopens

San José municipal officials on Thursday inaugurated a newly paved 10-block stretch of Avenida 10, one of the main east-west routes through the city.

Repairs were made between calles 8 and 11 by the company CEMEX and included 8,000 square meters of concrete pavement. Workers also installed 4,000 square meters of new sidewalk. The total cost of the project was $1.2 million.

“We know this project caused a lot of inconvenience for several months,” San José Mayor Johnny Araya said. “The reconstruction of Avenida 10 was carried out in six phases to make it as orderly as possible.”

“Not only does this project beautify the city, but it also provides additional benefits such as a longer life for the road because it’s made of concrete,” Roberto Pongutá, director of CEMEX Costa Rica, said.

The Avenida 10 project is part of a plan to rebuild 38 city blocks.

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