Changes being proposed for confusing Sabana corner

That challenging intersection in la Sabana is going to get some changes.

This is the route near the Librería Universal and McDonald’s that causes congestion during peak hours.

The Caldera Highway empties into the west side of the intersection. A four-lane parallel highway, formerly the old road to Escazú, comes in from the south, as does a local roadway.

For motorists headed south, there sometimes is only a flashing stop light to help them cross the Caldera highway. The Gimnasio Nacional occupies the northwest corner of the intersection.

The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad said that highway engineers still are studying the problem, and the changes will not take place until the studies are done. One plan is to put in some more islands to control traffic.

The intersection is the repeated scene of flagrant traffic violations because the current setup keeps motorists guessing.

The old road to Escazú has been upgraded to four lanes, but sometimes there are kilometer-long traffic jams of motorists who hope to cross the Caldera highway into the San José commercial area.

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