The National Highway Council (CONAVI) is withholding a payment of 77 million colones to the builder of a viaduct over the Paso Ancho roundabout in San José, after detecting cracks in the anti-seismic protection.
The contractor company, MECO, began the project on September 2014 and the due date was on October 2015. The initial budget was $ 10 million.
Last year, CONAVI detected fissures in the seismic isolators and informed the contractor that they would not accept the construction until these flaws were solved.
The company conducted an independent study that concluded the devices should be replaced. On December 2015, it ordered the isolators and these are expected to arrive shortly to the country.
Source: La Nación.