Rio’s New Joá Road Stretch to Barra Taking Shape

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The enlargement of the road stretch at the Joá including two tunnels is taking shape with 55 percent of the works concluded so far. The enlarged highway, which is part of the infrastructure improvements for the 2016 Olympic Games, will increase the capacity of the road between São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca by 35 percent, making it easier to travel from the Zona Sul (South Zone) to the main Olympic sites in Barra.

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes is expected to announce the termination of the excavation of the . . .

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