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New Elevado do Joá Extension Underway in Rio

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — An ambitious new project to significantly increase the capacity along the “Elevado do Joá” which is part of the highway between Barra da Tijuca and Zona Sul (South Zone) started on June 20th and is set to continue for 21 months. The construction will add new lanes, two new tunnels and an ocean view bike path along the route.

The highway has long been a bottle neck for the large areas of Barra da Tijuca and Zona Oest (West Zone), and after forty years the existing structure had started to show . . .

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