After a month of repairs, the Autopista del Sol opened Saturday. Thousands of Costa Ricans took advantage of the reopened Orotina-Atenas stretch.
There is more work to be done, but stabilization of some slopes and repair of the spot at Kilometer 47 when the roadbed collapsed have been completed.
The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes announced the opening at a press conference Friday. Technically it is the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad that is in charge of the highways. This route is special because the work is the responsibility of the concession holder.