The highway between Paquera and Playa Naranjo in Costa Rica inaugurated

Last Friday, May 21, the Paquera-Playa Naranjo section of National Route 160, rehabilitated by Azvi, was inaugurated in Costa Rica.

During the opening ceremony, the Vice President of the Republic, Marvin Rodríguez and the Vice Minister of Infrastructure of the MOPT, Tomás Figueroa, along with the CEO of Azvi, Fernando de la Torre, Fernando Aranda and Jacobo Rábade, members of the Azvi team, were present in the work site, as well as the different authorities in the area.

There was also a virtual intervention via video call from the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado; the Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Rodolfo Méndez Mata; the Spanish ambassador to Costa Rica, Cristina Pérez Gutiérrez; the representative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Costa Rica, Fernando Quevedo.

The project consisted of the execution of improvement and rehabilitation works along the 21.8 km stretch between Paquera and Playa Naranjo. Among other actions, adjustments have been made to the vertical and horizontal layout of the land to reduce slopes, improve the alignment of curves and provide safe areas for pedestrians, bays and booths for public transport. Also noteworthy is the construction of three new and wide bridges over the Guarial, Grande and Gigante rivers, as well as canals, culverts and ditches along the entire corridor, in addition to the complete paving of the 21.8 km.

For the Minister of Public Works “the conclusion of these works will greatly benefit the neighbors, but also the growing tourism and trade in this sector of the peninsula, since they now have 21.8 km of roads that went from ballast to asphalt, with a significant change, improving the curvature and slopes (better alignment), retaining walls, an integral drainage system, new bridges and a demarcated, signposted route, increasing its road safety conditions ”.