Construction work for a key stretch of Costa Rica’s Northern Ring Road (Circunvalacion Norte) could be delayed. The section from Leon X!!! and Colima was originally intended to open to traffic at the end of 2018. However, as construction work is not yet complete on the new bridge spanning the Rivera Ravine or for the intersection with La Uruca, there are concerns that opening the highway stretch could result in road safety issues.
Building the Northern Ring Road is costing some US$163 million and the project has been split into four sections. However work on some of the sections has been delayed due to difficulties in purchasing the land required.