Ruta 32 closed today for marking work

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Ruta 32 is closing this morning at 8 until 2 p.m. for line painting, according to the public works ministry.

The section of the Braulio Carrillo road cordoned off will be between the Río Frío crossing and San José, the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes said in a statement. In addition to today, the road will also be closed in that sector completely on Friday during those same hours.

The ministry said that the full closure is necessary due to the hazardous work conditions of the route often characterized by poor visibility due to rain, fog and the topography of the land. The marking work will continue on to other sections of the road next week.

Mauricio Sojo, of the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad, did mention that the closure and work would only be done if the weather permitted it. If the conditions are poor then the road will remain or would open immediately, the ministry said.

Drivers should consider alternative routes of travel during those hours. Public works suggested common cars and lightweight trucks use Vara Blanca as the alternate route or Ruta Nacional 10 heading towards Turrialba for all other types of vehicles.

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