By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On December 17th Rio's mayor Eduardo Paes announced during an episode of the Globo channel's RJTV news program that beginning in January areas of the city's Avenida Rio Branco will be closed in order to continue construction work on the Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos/VLT (Vehicle on Light Tracks) project.
According to the mayor three lanes of Avenida Rio Branco will be closed to all traffic between the areas of Nilo Peçanha and Cinelândia beginning in January.
The area is currently accessible only by . . .