Telework can be one of the options to mitigate the impacts of the closure of the bridge in the direction Alajuela-San José for more than a month.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) announced that the closure will be extended for a period of around 6 weeks. This measure will start on January 21st and will be maintained until early March.
According to the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Business Associations of the Private Sector (UCCAEP), the closure is worrisome.
We reiterate the call for the need to implement alternative measures such as teleworking to mitigate these effects,”
said Franco Pacheco, president of the organization.
Liza Castillo, Deputy Minister of Transport, will hold a meeting with representatives of UCCAEP next Friday to take mitigation measures that will be announced by the government.
During those weeks, the company in charge of the expansion and reconstruction of the bridge -CODOCSA- will demolish the existing slab and place a new and extended extra lane. These works will be done first in one direction and then in the other.
The government had made a commitment to have the works ready for February 28th. In fact, the President of the Republic had said that, if they did not meet the schedule, he would ask for the resignation of the Minister of Transport, Carlos Villalta.