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Construction and Operation of an Expressway in Costa Rica

03/08/2004

Construction and Operation of an Expressway in Costa Rica

An international consortium led by FCC has won a contract to build and operate a toll road in Costa Rica running through the San José-San Ramón, corridor, the Central American country's most heavily travelled road which accesses the San José International Airport, and the Santa Ana-Río Segundo arterial road. The highway will be 60 km long and the arterial road, 7.5 km.

A total of 266 million dollars will be invested. The concession period is 25 years and the construction period will be 30 months starting in September 2005, once the final plans and financing arrangements are complete.

The Works will consist of initially enlarging a 4.2 section of the San José exit from 3 to 4 lanes in each direction; enlarging the next 13 kilometres from 2 to 3 lanes in each direction and the remaining 21.9 kilometres from 1 to 2 lanes in each direction. As far as the arterial road, the main section, which is 2 lanes wide in both directions, will be enlarged to 3 along a 1.7 km stretch.