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Old April 26th, 2015, 04:26 AM   #2221
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The road transforming the Amazon

Once an all-dirt track cutting into the jungle, the Trans-Amazonian Highway is being paved, transforming life in its path.

Modernisation and the future

Today, to keep up with Brazil’s booming economy, the eastern part of the pioneering route is in the process of being paved; a change that will make transporting goods easier and less expensive (almost all of Brazil’s goods are moved by trucks since the country has no railway system). But more settlers will bring more industry, leading to greater pollution and deforestation. Traditional cattle drives will give way to trucks hauling cows. And the construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam, the third-largest hydroelectric dam on Earth, could displace thousands of indigenous people. Life along the Trans-Amazonian as we know it is about to change. (Coen Wubbels)


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Old April 26th, 2015, 04:35 AM   #2223
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SP-300 São Paulo State

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Old April 26th, 2015, 04:46 AM   #2224
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SP-348 São Paulo State

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Old April 26th, 2015, 05:52 AM   #2225
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On the deliberate destruction of the BR-319

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Old April 26th, 2015, 05:09 PM   #2226
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BR-163 mato grosso do sul State - upgrade













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Old April 27th, 2015, 08:33 PM   #2227
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SP-330 São Paulo State

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Old April 28th, 2015, 05:47 PM   #2228
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SP-70 São Paulo State


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Old April 28th, 2015, 05:50 PM   #2229
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I didn't know they now have shoulder running in Brazil...
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BR-163 Mato Grosso State between Rondonopolis and ALL, upgrade to Dual carriageway


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Old April 29th, 2015, 10:49 PM   #2231
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Are there any plans to turn the Sao Paolo-Brasilia into a dual carriageway?
I haven't read the previous threads, that's why I'm asking ......
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Old April 29th, 2015, 11:01 PM   #2232
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I believe it is already possible to drive from Sao Paulo to Brasilia on divided freeways. Here is an updated map of all dual carriageway roads in Brazil as of 2014

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That map is wrong though. It has several mistakes. It is possible, however, to travel from Sao Paulo to Brasilia entirely on 2+2 roads already.
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Thanks for the information you gave me.

I also believe that the most challenging but most important project (which is indicated as planned and U/C) is the dual carriageway road to Manaus.

Also, I want to ask 2 questions:
-Are these duplicated roads constructed with motorway standards?
-I've seen that all the Brazilian roads have names like SP-(number).....have the Brazilians thought about naming them as A(number), as they are A standard roads?
About the second question, it's a query I had since I read about the Brazilian roads.

If you can, please answer my questions.
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Thanks for the information you gave me.

I also believe that the most challenging but most important project (which is indicated as planned and U/C) is the dual carriageway road to Manaus.
That road (BR-163) leads to Santarem, not Manaus (notice the map chops off the westernmost part of Brazil. It will be a heavy truck route, though, because Santarem can accommodate sea-going vessels and they will haul millions of tons of grains there to be loaded on ships going to Europe and Asia.

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-Are these duplicated roads constructed with motorway standards?
Only a few dual-carriage highways have "freeway standards". The major issues are the presence of at-grade U-turns and lack of fully access control. There are less than 1000km of full-grade motorways in Brazil.
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Yes the road in the Amazon that is undergoing twinning is the Cuiabá-Santarém road which is essentially a (very smart and needed) way to avoid the long congested routes to Santos and other southern ports, in the context of soybean exports, which are nightmare here in Santos where I live, in the harvest season the port, the city's exits and roads become congested due to excessive trucks.

As to Manaus we don't even have a single carriageway road there yet, the one built in the 70s is ruined and the enviromorons are going through great lengths to stop its reconstruction. Probably by 2020 we will have the BR-390 from Porto Velho to Manaus in roadable conditions again.
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The major issues are the presence of at-grade U-turns and lack of fully access control. There are less than 1000km of full-grade motorways in Brazil.
Concering these U-turns, I've noticed that they exist in countries like Ecuador as well.....but what is the reason they exist, can't they just be omitted if needed?
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Thanks for the information you gave me.

I also believe that the most challenging but most important project (which is indicated as planned and U/C) is the dual carriageway road to Manaus.

Also, I want to ask 2 questions:
-Are these duplicated roads constructed with motorway standards?
-I've seen that all the Brazilian roads have names like SP-(number).....have the Brazilians thought about naming them as A(number), as they are A standard roads?
About the second question, it's a query I had since I read about the Brazilian roads.

If you can, please answer my questions.
Thanks.
As Suburbanist wrote, most of them do not fit motorway standards. DNIT (National Infrastructure Department) classifies roads as Class 0, Class 1A, Class 1B, Class 2, etc.., where Class 0 meets the motorway requirements; most of the duplicated highways shown on this thread are, however, class 1A, which means they do not have full access control and may have winding sections.

Brazil has federal roads (beginning with BR-XXX) and state roads (YY-XXX), where YY is the abbreviation of the state. São Paulo state is the richest in the country, that's why you see many SP-XXX roads in this thread.

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Concering these U-turns, I've noticed that they exist in countries like Ecuador as well.....but what is the reason they exist, can't they just be omitted if needed?
They could be omitted as long as a viaduct is built in its place. As already mentioned, most of the duplicated highways in Brazil are Class 1A, being an upgrade of already existing 1B-highways. In order to save money, U-turns are built each 5-10km in rural sections, where no other viaducts are available to access farm roads.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 02:50 AM   #2239
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The at-grade U-turns are a consequence of many of these dual carriageway roads having roadside access to farm roads, small settlements access etc. So you have a lot of small accesses on the roadway with little traffic, sometimes couple dozens vehicles a day or less, then you need U-turns for vehicles to travel on the opposite direction and they go for a cheap solution often.
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