According to IBT, part of Eurofinsa, the upgraded road forms part of a new highway that connects the Interamerican North Route 1 to the region of San Carlos. The 7km stretch of road is expected to help reduce traffic congestion between Quesada and Florencia, shortening travel time by up to 40 minutes during peak traffic hours. The area is situated about 100km northwest of Costa Rica’s capital, San José.
Work is now complete on a US$33.7 million highway project in Costa Rica. The work was carried out by Eurofinsa and involved upgrading Route 35, including building four bridges and two interchanges, one of which featured two overpasses. The National Route 35 was widened two four lanes between Florencia and La Abundancia and three lanes between Quesada and La Abundancia.