f the Óscar Arias administration was known as the time of the faulty bridges, the Laura Chinchilla administration is being defined by highway problems. There is another collapsed section on the General Cañas highway west of San José. Expats tell of taking long journeys through Heredia and even to La Garita because the eastbound lanes were closed since Friday.
The original collapse took place in the westbound lanes. Officials installed two bailey bridges there to carry traffic over the subsided section. They said they need months to repair the faulty drain line that caused the problem. The problem now is in a site under the adjacent lanes, and two more bailey bridges were installed over the weekend.
Originally road officials said the highway’s eastbound lanes would be out of service until Tuesday, but it appears that workmen have installed the bailey bridges faster than anticipated.