Liberia gets new traffic light system

Highway officials have installed 24 traffic lights and 22 pedestrian signals at the entrance to Liberia in Guanacaste.

The money, $408,000, comes from the Cañas-Liberia road project that widened the Interamericana Norte, said the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes. The equipment cost $325,000, and installation was an additional $183,000.

The project was based on a study of traffic and pedestrians, said the ministry. Officials said they expect to reduce the number of accidents that happen in front of the Liceo Laboratorio. They said the average is three a day.

The system also includes 10 audio signals for the blind.

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