Ipanema and Leblon Feeling Effects of Line 4 Construction

By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The construction of the long awaited Metro Line 4 through connecting Zona Sul (South Zone) to Barra da Tijuca has been making steady progress this year with its completion in time for the Olympic Games looking like an attainable deadline. However frustration with traffic disruption, as well as the impact on businesses and local safety are raising concerns with the development.

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