By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Traffic flow changes are expected in the Rio areas of Centro (downtown), Zona Portuária (Port Zone) and possibly Zona Sul (South Zone) this week due to the closing and demolition of the Elevado da Perimetral and the opening of Via Binário do Porto.

The city of Rio suspended access to the Elevado da Perimetral, the overpass that runs above Rio's Port Zone district - on Saturday, November 2nd at 7PM. Officials closed the overpass in preparation for the final stages of its complete demolition.

Shortly before that, Rio . . .

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