Costa Rica inaugurates new overpass in San José to benefit more than 50 thousand daily users

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The work is part of the US$430.5 million program approved by CABEI, which has allowed the intervention of ten strategic road works for the country.


San José, April 26th, 2022.- The new La Bandera overpass, iconic for its monument to the flag, but also for being one of the busiest points in the capital of Costa Rica, was inaugurated on Monday with the support of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

It is expected that more than 50,000 daily users will benefit from the new work that includes a total intervention of more than 1,000 meters long, a modern four-lane overpass (two in each direction) that allows continuous circulation on National Route 39, and a fluid flow over the traffic circle to the surrounding localities.

"Costa Rica today concludes one more of the transcendental road works that complement National Route 39, which has been awaited for several decades by Costa Ricans, who will undoubtedly improve their quality of life by spending less time on the road and reducing noise and environmental pollution," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

This work is complemented by the other two overpasses in San José, Garantías Sociales and the Bicentenario traffic circle, which have been completed in the last two years, and in the near future by the five functional units of the Northern Bypass, all of them financed by CABEI as part of the US$430.5 million Strategic Road Infrastructure Works Program approved for Costa Rica.

Seven of the ten works included in the Program have already been completed: the bridges over the Virilla River on Route 1 (Alfredo González Flores), Route 147 (Lindora), and Route 32 (Saprissa), the access to the Moín Container Terminal, as well as the aforementioned overpasses.

Meanwhile, four of the five functional units of the Northern Bypass mega-road project are nearing completion, and the modernization of the old bridge over the Virilla River on Route 32 and the construction of Functional Unit V of the Northern Bypass are underway.