Ruta 142 about 17 kilometers south of Nuevo Arenal was the site of a slide that road officials hope to have cleared by Thursday.
They were working Tuesday to maker a pedestrian path through the debris. A lot depends on the weather, said the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad.
This is the much troubled route that connect Nuevo Arenal with La Fortuna by running along the northeast side of Lake Arenal. The Consejo said that Nuevo Arenal was not cut off, and said that access was possible through Venado via a gravel road,
Bringing the roadway back to two lanes will take a major investment and effort.