Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José
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Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José

Zach Dyer - October 14, 2015

Like the saying goes: September showers bring October…sinkholes. The rainy season finally started in earnest in these last few weeks and the arrival of heavy rains has…

Tamarindo-Langosta road in Guanacaste to be paved, municipality says
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Tamarindo-Langosta road in Guanacaste to be paved, municipality says

L. Arias - July 17, 2015

Travelers between Tamarindo and Langosta beaches in Guanacaste — a region that has seen rapid tourism development in recent years — may soon have a less bumpy ride. The…

Slippery When Wet: Only 4.5 percent of Costa Rican roads are in good condition, study finds
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Slippery When Wet: Only 4.5 percent of Costa Rican roads are in good condition, study finds

L. Arias - July 1, 2015

Shocking, we know, but a total of 95 percent of paved roads in Costa Rica are not of adequate quality or do not have the appropriate capacity to handle the current amount of traffic on any…

Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay
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Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay

L. Arias - June 18, 2015

The expansion from two to four lanes of the highway between Cañas and Liberia, Guanacaste, originally scheduled to be ready in May of last year, will take up to six more months…

Costa Rica’s popular Highway 27 to Pacific at risk from rains
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Costa Rica’s popular Highway 27 to Pacific at risk from rains

Zach Dyer - May 26, 2015

A new report has raised concerns about Route 27 between San José and the central Pacific port town of Caldera during the rainy season. The 76.7-kilometer Caldera…

Inter-American Highway South could reopen on Thursday
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Inter-American Highway South could reopen on Thursday

L. Arias - February 24, 2015

Crews from the Public Works and Transport Ministry are working hard to reopen passage through the Inter-American Highway South, or Route 2, closed since last Jan 30.…

Travel Alert: Route 32 blocked by landslide near Zurquí Tunnel
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Travel Alert: Route 32 blocked by landslide near Zurquí Tunnel

L. Arias - February 6, 2015

Heavy rains in several parts of the Caribbean region on Friday afternoon triggered a landslide that has blocked passage at kilometer 24 of Route 32, the main highway connecting San…

Travel Alert: Washed-out lane on Inter-American Highway South could be fixed in four weeks
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Travel Alert: Washed-out lane on Inter-American Highway South could be fixed in four weeks

L. Arias - February 3, 2015

Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) officials on Thursday will present the results of a study aimed at providing a solution to the reopening a stretch of the Inter-American Highway…

Travel Alert: Landslide closes kilometer 33 of Inter-American Highway South at ‘Cerro de la Muerte’
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Travel Alert: Landslide closes kilometer 33 of Inter-American Highway South at ‘Cerro de la Muerte’

L. Arias - January 29, 2015

A 105-meter landslide at a depth of 20 meters in the early hours of Thursday has closed the Inter-American Highway South (Route 2) at kilometer 33, in an area known as Cerro de…

Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents
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Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents

L. Arias - December 22, 2014

Drivers take note: Starting in January, Costa Rica's traffic fines will increase by more than $26 in some cases. The highest traffic citation – Class A – will…