Minister promises Paquera road work

The public works minister has promised residents of the Paquera area that machinery will arrive Wednesday to begin maintaining the 24 kilometers of Ruta 160 that runs north to Playa Naranjo.

Paquera residents were engaged in protests last week over the condition of the road.

The minister,  Carlos Segnini Villalobos, and legislators representing the area met with residents Friday. His Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes still characterizes the road work as an emergency action.

The road is mainly gravel, and the residents are seeking asphalt. The situation has been in the Sala IV constitutional court.

The government has funds from the International Development Bank to do the job, but the work is part of a larger project. The project appear to be tied up in the planning stage.

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