Circunvalación is being closed, too

Get ready for more road construction as the public works ministry announced that the Ruta Nacional 39 and the roundabout at Guacamaya will be shut down beginning tonight at 10.

The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad contracted work to be completed on the Circunvalación and the accesses to the roundabout from 10 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday. This construction work will be repeated again at 10 p.m. Saturday and go until Sunday at 9 a.m., according to officials.

The Circunvalación is the multi-lane bypass that now runs from La Uruca south of the metro area to San Pedro. It has undergone extensive construction work in the past couple years to clear out the bottleneck that sometimes is a usable metaphor for the traffic situation there.

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes said that the closure is necessary for putting signs up along the overpass alerting vehicles the maximum height allowed.

The ministry said that traffic will be diverted at the WalMart in San Sebastián for those going east and at the Mega-Super market near Parque de la Paz for those going west. Detours for roundabout users will be at the junctions of Ruta 213 and Calle 5, officials said.

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