If motorists liked the Avenida 8 detours, they will love the one at Avenida 3.
Work crews have begun to tear up that vital downtown artery. The street will be blocked for at least four month.
The section of street is one of the best traveled in the city. The work area runs from the intersection at the Correos de Costa Rica some 400 meters to the west. The roadway is being replaced with new concrete.
The project is being done by the Municipalidad de San José.
There were two recent project on Avenida 8, which also is a major route. That street was rebuilt in two stages.
The work on Avenida 3 involves replacing the water line, storm sewers, sanitary sewer lines and other utilities below ground as well as the road surface, which is why the project will last so long.
Also planned are new sidewalks.
The work area runs along the north side of the main offices of Banco Nacional and along a section high in commerce to the Mercado Borbón. Much of the area is populated by small stores that will suffer the impact of the construction.