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Costa Rica planning US$34mn highway 147 expansion project

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Costa Rica will expand to five lanes the 2km Santa Ana-Belén section of national highway 147, and will extend four bridges on the same stretch of road, for a total US$34mn, according to a report on the presidential website.

The first phase of works, which involves the relocation of utilities such as lighting, fiber optics and water pipes, is due to start in January.

Real estate development council Codi will contribute US$2mn while Central American development bank Cabei will provide US$9.5mn. National roads committee Conavi will also provide financing.

Construction of the bridges is expected to begin in April 2015, with designs being drawn up during the first quarter of 2014 to be followed immediately by the contracting of construction work.

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