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Work Stops on the VLT Line 3 Extension in Rio’s Centro

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Work on the Line 3 extension to the VLT in Centro appears to have come to a stop, leaving an unfinished construction site on Avenida Marechal Floriano since the beginning of the year. Construction has reportedly been stopped to allow for impact studies on two archaeological sites in the area.

The road has been closed since January, but conditions have now deteriorated further as construction workers and machinery that were removed for the Carnival break in February haven't returned since. Local residents and merchants say that is negatively affecting nearby . . .

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