Virilla-Lindora (Road From Santa Ana-Belen) Bridge Inaugurated Today

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After 14 months users of the route that connects San Antonio de Belen, Heredia with Lindora, Santa Ana, San Jose, have one less traffic jam to worry about on this route as the bridge over the Virilla River was inaugurated today.

The bridge went from having two lanes to four, and it’s the first step in the expansion of this route, commonly known as the “Radial Santa Ana -Belen” and through which is used by approximately 40 thousand vehicles every day.

“This work brings back trust that these things can be done in our country. I am very pleased because this bridge will better the quality of life of the many people that use the route daily”, expressed President Alvarado, who also confirmed the commitment of his government in expanding the stretch of 2.2 kilometers between the Virilla Bridge and the Corrogres Bridge and the stretch of 1.2 kilometers between the Virilla Bridge and the Panasonic.

The Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), Rodolfo Méndez Mata, confirmed that in the next few months they will have the tender ready to expand this route to 5 lanes.

The cost of the bridge over the Virilla River came at a price of $8.5 million USD which was financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI). Both, the expansion of the bridge and the Radial, are projects of the National Roads Authority (CONAVI) managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

The modern design of the bridge helped bring down costs, time and impacts on the environment, without invading the area of protection of the riverbed and allowing the construction of runways under the bridge that will help access strategic points of access of the structure of the same for its maintenance and surveillance.

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