The Contraloría General de la República has given approval to a $141.16 million project to build 4.1 kilometers of the northern Circunvalación highway and to design the remaining 1.3 kilometers.
This is the long-awaited northern arc that will carry heavy trucking off local roadways. The current construction job will join the Cicunvalacion with Ruta 32, the principal highway to the northern zone and Limón.
The consortium La Estrella-Hernán Solís will do the job. The money comes from the Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica.
The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad engineers will meet with the construction firm in the next two weeks to determine when the job will begin. The Contraloría has to give approval to most big projects.
Construction is expected to take 18 months. When that is done there still will be an unfinished 1.3 kilometer stretch from La Uruca to Calle Blancos, but the design work will be done for that job, too.