Elevado do Joá Highway Renovation Plans

By Daisy O'Connell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Engineers in Rio have condemned the structure of the city's “Elevado do Joá” which is part of the highway between Barra da Tijuca and Zona Sul (South Zone). Experts have suggested that forty years of corrosion caused by rainwater have compromised the safety of the road and some emergency work has already been started.

Engineers have concluded there is a very probable risk of collapse, but . . .

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