Landslide affects another lane on the roadway at General Cañas

Conavi determined it had to put two new Bailey bridges on the General Cañas Highway, then in Alajuela-San José they suffered a small landslide due to heavy rains the previous Wednesday.

The Traffic Police yesterday closed a route of 200 meters, opposite the site where machinery repaired the first collapse that was presented last June 26 in the neighborhood of Los Arcos in Belén, Heredia.

Jose Luis Salas, executive director of the National Roads Authority (Conavi), explained that they decided to close the lane for “security issues” related to the breakdown of the other lane.

The closure in this area is unlimited, however drivers are able to use the exclusive bus lane in the direction from Alajuela to San José.

Salas said, “We are evaluating options, and the ability to place the bailey bridges in the other direction is not excluded as we analyze these conditions and more.

Meanwhile, Diego Herrera, director of the Traffic Police, said he is attentive to the decisions of the Conavi, to support closing and regulating the passage of vehicles.

“We ask drivers to be patient when they have to do the work in the areas around Alajuela-San José,” said Herrera.

The Traffic chief lamented that many drivers still pass at high speed in the area of work and it is very dangerous to the workers and the users themselves.

Conavi director said that the date for completion of work remains until December, it all depends on the weather and especially the rain.

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