Workmen were supposed to be on the job Thursday night finishing up the installation of traffic lights at a key city intersection.
This is the spot where the Caldera highway, the old road to Escazú, Avenida 10 and other routes converge, not to mention the railroad tracks. Traffic there has been a mess.
This is the intersection at the Gimnasio Nacional, the Universal bookstore and the McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Sabana Sur.
Until now traffic from the direction of Escazú on highway 165, as the old road is called, had to merge with traffic going north in front of the fast food restaurant.
Today there are supposed to be traffic signals there to make the intersection easier to navigate. Traffic policemen also will be on duty to help motorists navigate the new system.
There is a traffic light there now for vehicles going east on the end of the Caldera highway.