The Autopista del Sol management failed to win many friends Monday. Workmen were putting down asphalt and motorists returning from a a long weekend at the Pacific beaches were tied up in lengthy traffic jams for hours.
The Autopista del Sol said on its Web page that the work was at kilometers 23 and 25 in the lane headed to San José. Traffic police said the highway was tied up and was slow going at kilometers 53 to 49.
Workmen stopped the job at 1 p.m. after the effects of their labors became apparent.
In other highway news, the Puriscal-Parrita road, Ruta 239, was closed at Salitrales because of a landslide.
A slide on the Sarchi – Bajos del Toro limited travel to four-wheel vehicles, said the Policía de Tránsito.