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Conavi will reinstall collapsible poles on 10 km of Braulio Carrillo road

Apr 16, 2024 | Costa Rica, News & Articles | 0 comments

By Patricia Recio

The use of these devices in the mountainous area of the road to Limón aims to prevent accidents due to improper overtaking.

The National Road Council (Conavi) will once again install collapsible poles in the last 10 km of the mountain pass on Route 32, on the Braulio Carrillo road, between the Sucio River and the intersection towards Río Frío. Work will begin this Wednesday, April 17th.

According to the Conservation Management of the entity, the poles in this section had been removed to carry out thermoplastic paint markings. Once this work is completed, the devices will be reinstalled, considering that it is the riskiest sector for road users.

The flexible poles aim to prevent improper overtaking in the mountainous area of the Braulio Carrillo road. (Alonso Tenorio)
The installation of collapsible poles aims to prevent a vehicle from invading the opposite lane and causing an accident. The devices are made of polyurethane cast in molds, and the adhesion is epoxy type.
To install the new poles, it will be necessary to implement partial closures with regulated passages in sections of 400 meters. These works will be carried out between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Users can also use alternative routes, which are the Bajos de Chilamate road and Route 10 via Cartago-Turrialba-Siquirres.

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) first installed this type of device on Route 32 in mid-2015. On that occasion, 2,000 poles were installed. Subsequently, in 2020, most of the devices that were in poor condition were replaced.


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