The job required 8,000 cubic meters or about 10,464 cubic yards of fill to bring the section up to highway height.
This is the location where a washout required highway officials to install four portable bailey bridges to carry the daily traffic. Then last week one of the bridges collapsed under the weight of an 84-ton self-propelled crane.
The collapse came just as workmen were finishing a concrete spillway to replace the one washed away by a storm and debris.
Now there again are three eastbound lanes.Workmen are about to reroute traffic again so they can dismantle the existing two bailey bridges and fill the excavated area under the westbound lanes. That is where the trouble began when a three-meter hole appeared in the road surface as a result of the washout.
Once that section is filled and asphalted, the highway will be back to normal. This is the route between San José, Alajuela and Juan Santamaría airport.