Works started on the San José-San Ramón Route

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Este jueves inició la construcción de las primeras cinco intervenciones del PrThis Thursday began the construction of the first five interventions of the Unsustainable Works Program (OBIS) of the San José – San Ramón road corridor.

In the activity, which took place in the Barreal-Castella sector, the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Rodolfo Méndez Mata and the director of the Project Management Unit (UAP) participated. ) of the Bank of Costa Rica, Hadda Muñoz Sibaja.

The OBIS Route 1 CPC Consortium staff in charge of the five projects, made up of the Costa Rican companies Codocsa, Pedregal and Cacisa, and the IDOM firm, which will be in charge of the supervision of design and construction, were also present.

The 100% Costa Rican capital consortium is responsible for the design and construction of the following projects:

  • Barreal – Castella connector: construction of a new connector between Route N ° 1 (at the height of Castella) and Route N ° 106 (in Barreal de Heredia).
  • Bridges over Río Ciruelas: expansion to six lanes (three lanes in each direction) and the approach areas. The current capacity of the bridge is tripled.
  • Bridge over Río Segundo: expansion to eight lanes (four lanes in each direction) and the approach areas. The current capacity of the bridge is doubled.
  • Bridges over Río Alajuela: expansion to six lanes (three lanes in each direction) and the approach areas. The current capacity of the bridge is tripled.
  • Overpass at Firestone: expansion to eight lanes (four lanes in each direction) on Route No. 1 and the expansion to four lanes (two lanes in each direction) of Route No. 129.

The construction of these first five interventions will be ready in 12 months and about ¢ 14,000 million will be invested in them.

“The beginning of these works represents a historic milestone, since it marks the beginning of the expansion of a highway that has been expected for more than two decades and which, in view of the damage caused by COVID-19, seeks to promote the reactivation of the economy and eliminate the bottlenecks that exist along this important road corridor, “said President Carlos Alvarado.

“This reaffirms the commitment of this administration to continue untying the knots of development,” he added.

For his part, the head of the MOPT, Rodolfo Méndez Mata, recalled that “these works are financed with resources from the MOPT / CONAVI, which will reduce the total investments of the entire San José – San Ramón road corridor and, in turn, “It will help ensure its bankability and reduce the toll rates that will be charged to road users once the complete expansion of the road is completed.”

Hadda Muñoz, director of the project reported that, “according to the constructive methodology foreseen in the contract, it is expected that the affectation to the users during the development of the works will be minimal, so that the most complex activities will be carried out at night . Therefore, the contractor is required to implement a traffic management plan, “he said.

On the website, those interested may obtain information on the progress of the works and the Traffic Management Plan.


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