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Neighbors pitch in to improve road in Samara

By Arianna McKinney

Fourteen Samara businesses and neighbors along the road to El Lagarto restaurant decided it was time to do something about flooding and drainage problems along that road. Laura Ellington of Intercultura reported that the neighbors collected 550,000 colones ($1100) to repair the road, with the promise that the municipality will later contribute up to 4 million colones ($8000) for further improvements. 

Ronny Briceño, owner of Hostel Las Mariposas, took the lead in the repair work, which included cleaning the drainage ditch, connecting 7 concrete tubes for drainage and a concrete wall to cap the drainage, as well as adding gravel to raise part of the road. He said his property was one of the most affected by flooding but since the work was done they haven’t had any more problems with water. He related that the business owners down that road are very happy since before many clients stayed away during rainy season because of the poor road conditions. 

Briceño is working on communicating with the mayor to effect further road improvements to the drainage, a curb and possible white rock to make the road look nicer.   


The street before the work.

Samara neighbors contributed to cleaning and fixing drainage in front
of Al Manglar restaurant.


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