Protestors block the opening of the new road at
Piedades de Santa Ana (Cuidad Colón exit)
Like all protests in Costa Rica, hooligans are
No chalk? No problem, some dirt will do.
Guillermo Matamoros, vice minister of the MOPT is
mobbed by protestors.
Germá Marín (left), director of the Policía de
Tránsito (traffic police) giving one of his officers
Riot police were on call and ready for action if
necessary, but away from the crows.
Cleaning up the mess created by the protests.
Inauguration ceremony at Orotina.
The president of the Legislature sporting dark
Arias brothers, Rodrigo (left), the ministro de la
Presidencia and Oscar (right), the prez.
President Oscar in his speech praised former MOPT
minister, Karla González, for her efforts in making
the road a reality.
Karla González, former minister of the MOPT and the
most single person in the current administration
responsible for the completion of the San José -
Some of the workers who worked on the highway
Orotina area residents looking on the ceremony.
ICE workers providing wi-fi internet services for
A last stroll on the un-opened highway.
The service vehicles that will be patrolling the
highway and providing roadside and medical
The first traffic to use the highway, moments after
The Policía de Tránsito will be keeping a close eye
on motorists on the highway.