Road drainage is something to which few persons pay attention. That is until the entire road is washed out, as happens frequently during the rainy season.
The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad hopes that this will not happen between Parrita and Quepos now that new systems of runoffs and drains have been installed.
Basically the job was to construct collection systems so that the water runs under the road in a controlled fashion.
The agency said some 40 million colons were invested. That’s about $80,000.
On Ruta 607 in Las Vegas a small drain was replaced by one almost two meters in diameter.
A similar-sized drain was put in on Ruta 301 about a kilometer south of the Río Parrita bridge.