By George Powell, Contributing Reporter

RIO JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At 11PM today (November 14th), a one kilometer stretch of the Avenida Rodrigues Alves that connects some of Rio's busiest roads will be closed to traffic as part of the ongoing urban to revitalize Rio's long neglected port area. The road will be closed between the Avenida Professor Pereira Reis and the Rua Silvino Montenegro and will be the first step in a series of road closures between now and 2016.

According to CDURP, the Port Region Urban Development company managing the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here