Forget the nippy weather and forget the short, quick showers.
Sure signs that the dry season approaches are the work crews painting the lines on the highway and other crews putting down asphalt.
Both types of highway efforts are popping up like mushrooms all over the country. The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad noted Tuesday that it is investing $1 million in putting down new asphalt on Ruta 702 between La Tigre and Bajo Los Rodríguez.
The crews will be closing the highway for a time, the Consejo said, suggesting alternate routes. This is a 9 kilometer section.
Municipal crews in Nicoya also were busy last week putting down a new center line.