MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end
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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end

L. Arias - June 22, 2017

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is moving forward with its plan to replace traffic lights in the capital with solar-powered systems. The ministry will begin the third…

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint
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Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís asked Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta Villegas his resignation after various media outlets informed that Villalta’s wife had filed a legal…

President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year
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President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

The long-awaited project to build an asphalt road to replace the current gravel road to Monteverde will begin today, President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed during an inspection…

Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week
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Travel Alert: Route 32 to Limón to close for two days this week

L. Arias - May 31, 2017

Route 32, the main road connecting the capital, San José, with the Caribbean province of Limón, will close for six hours both on Thursday and Friday. The Public…

Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán
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Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The heavy rains affecting various regions of Costa Rica since Wednesday have resulted in landslides in the province of Guanacaste. Debris from the landslides blocked roads and caused…

Finally! Public Works Ministry reopens La Platina bridge
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Finally! Public Works Ministry reopens La Platina bridge

L. Arias - May 25, 2017

After eight years of ongoing problems including daily traffic jams and road closures, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) on Wednesday reopened passage over the newly…

Public Works Minister pledges to open La Platina bridge next week
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Public Works Minister pledges to open La Platina bridge next week

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta said that vehicle passage on the six lanes of the bridge over the Virilla River, better known here as “La Platina”…

Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January
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Moín cargo terminal will not be ready in January

L. Arias - April 23, 2017

APM Terminals, the Dutch concessionaire currently building a container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín, announced Friday that the $1 billion project will not begin operating…

La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week
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La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week

L. Arias - March 15, 2017

Vehicle passage on the bridge over the Virilla River on the General Cañas Highway — better known as La Platina — will partially open next week, the…

Supreme Court ruling on taxi law could restart fines against Uber drivers
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Supreme Court ruling on taxi law could restart fines against Uber drivers

L. Arias - February 22, 2017

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, dismissed a complaint challenging the constitutionality of Law #8955, which regulates the operation of taxis in Costa Rica.…