Anyone who is in Guanacaste as winds whip the landscape knows the problem with the gravel roads. They spew dust.
The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad reported Friday that it was making an effort to reduce the dust on 22 national routes in the province. Doing so was ordered by a decree that addressed the drought in the western part of the country.
In all there are 180 kilometers (112 miles) of gravel roads that are being treated now. Additional roads are subject to additional bidding and the awarding of contracts, said the Consejo.
The dust presents a health problem, the Consejo noted.