Two key bridges have sister spans in design

The government plans to build a bridge with three more lanes on Ruta 32 over the Río Virilla near the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa. The river there marks the boundary between Tibás and Santo Domingo de Heredia.

A second bridge is planned on Ruta 147 between Santa Ana and Belén over the same river downstream. This bridge will be two lanes that will go up adjacent to the existing two-lane bridge.

Design work for both projects will be ready

This is the proposed bridge at right on Ruta 32 north of the capital.

This is the proposed bridge at right on Ruta 32 north of the capital.

soon, said the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad.

The estimated investment is $25 million, the road agency said.

Ruta 32 is the highway that carries traffic from  San José north to Guápiles and then to Limón on the Caribbean coast. The route also carries traffic from much of the southern part of the country, including trucks carrying containers of agricultural products.

Road agency officials said they expected to have the designs approved and the jobs submitted for bids by the end of the year.

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