With CABEI's support, the longest bypass in Costa Rica is inaugurated to benefit more than 40 thousand daily users

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The Circunvalación Norte road project is financed in its entirety by CABEI.

San José, June 12th, 2023.- The more than 40,000 daily users of the main highways that interconnect San José will see their travel times reduced by up to one third with the partial opening of the Circunvalación Norte bypass, a project financed in its entirety by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

This is the largest bypass in Costa Rica, 4.1 km long, extending from La Uruca to the three-level intersection on National Route 32, a segment that currently takes up to 45 minutes during peak traffic hours and is expected to be reduced to 15 minutes. It also has the only two three-level crossings in the country, which are part of the 5.5 km total construction of the project divided into five functional units for a total of US$222.9 million from CABEI's Strategic Road Infrastructure Program.

"Improving the quality of life of Central Americans is a priority for CABEI, which is undoubtedly the objective of this important project that Costa Rica has been waiting for, which opened today, for more than four decades. In addition to reducing travel times, it will also reduce pollution and increase the country's competitiveness," said CABEI's Chief Country Officer for Costa Rica, Álvaro Alfaro.