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Old January 4th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #321
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Lindas! As rodovias brasileiras estão dando saltos enormes de qualidade. Pude constatar isso na última viagem! Até o que transpareceu, as dos outros Estados estão se equiparando às de SP!
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Old January 7th, 2010, 03:12 AM   #322
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É verdade, as estradas brasileiras estão melhorando muito!



Mais fotos por favor!
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Old January 7th, 2010, 09:54 PM   #323
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PR-444/PR-986/BR-376











CAMPOS DE CIMA DA SERRA


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RS-784






BR-290





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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:50 AM   #324
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SP-70 - Ayrton Senna/Carvalho Pinto Highway:

Photos: www.ecopistas.com.br

01. São Paulo-Guarulhos


02. Mogi das Cruzes


03. Guararema


04. Guararema


05. Guararema


06. Jacareí


07. Jacareí


08. Jacareí
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #325
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great pics!

BUT THIS IS EVEN COOLER: My own videos made yesterday Jan/24 descending the famous Imigrantes Highway, one of the most fantastic in the world.

The first video shows the beginning of the descent and the length of the first 3km tunnel, until the beginning of the 2nd tunnel.



The second video shows the end of the third tunnel, the overhead intersection of the two highways on the valley (I never get tired of seeing that passage) all the way to the cable-stayed viaduct to the Anchieta Intersection highway.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:05 AM   #326
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Old January 31st, 2010, 04:16 AM   #327
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Old January 31st, 2010, 05:09 AM   #328
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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:55 PM   #329
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Great photographs, some of those roads look like a fun ride!

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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:39 PM   #330
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Raposo Tavares road

it links São Paulo to western state, to region of Presidente Prudente

(RED)


This road ends after Presidente Prudente, in Presidente Epitácio

Raposo Tavares in Pres. Prudente
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Whe it comes at Presidente Prudente, two additional slots in the sides are attached, is the avenue Joaquim Constantino, far south of the city:


The Road near Presidente Prudente


View of the city from the road:


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Presidente Prudente, Brazil:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=842352

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 03:53 PM   #331
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It would be nice if you informed exactly what each picture is showing, but great collection anyways.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:58 PM   #332
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I tried
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Old February 4th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #333
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Old February 5th, 2010, 04:47 AM   #334
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Where are these, Dii ?
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Old February 6th, 2010, 02:18 PM   #335
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Esta parece ser a SP-88 (Estrada das Pitas) que liga Mogi das Cruzes à Rodovia dos Tamoios, na altura do bairro do Cedro, em Paraibuna.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #336
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Bad roads in Brazil (video thread): potholes, dangerous viaducts and so on.

Guys, I've made a selection of not-so-good Brazilian roads' driving videos. Situation down there is improving, and massive reconstruction and resurfacing is going on, especially on the less populated Amazon region. Though things are better know than they were 5 years ago, there are still some room for improvements as you can see. Videos are not mine, comments are. I'll put Google Maps link after the thumbnails.

Here, you can see BR-364, a major trunk road linking Brazilian West savannas (2nd largest soybean district in the World) to export ports of Santos and Paranaguá. Major destinations ports will then be Rotterdam and Shangai. Most of those bi-trailers are carrying soybean, but it not yet peak harvest time (otherwise they would make the 80% or more of traffic in this sector). Traffic on the opposite direction is temporarily closed for rock explosions concerning its widening (will be 2X2+shoulder in 6 years). As you can see, Scania is by far the heavy-trucks' market leader in Brazil.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...01929&t=h&z=16

Now, going to the southernmost state, we have this pothole-full sector of RS-717, an access road from the BR-116 to the city of Tapes, which lays by the "Lagoa dos Patos". The makeshift sign on the first scene says "road without maintenance". This shameful situation is often caused by years of neglected maintenance, eroding the pavement and - together with widespread overweight truck traffic (legal limits are already above European and, let alone, US ones), creating this nightmares. Degradation is not linear, usually "nothing happens" after 2 years or 3 of deferred maintenance, until a wet season finds a fragile pavement and this happens:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...01929&t=h&z=16

This is the BR-116 near the "Serra das Araras" ridge (up there - altitude 920m - is the Paraíba do Sul valley, down there, 11km after, there is Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area lowlands, altitude less than 20m). Here, what is bad is its alignment. Built in 1926, this video shows what was the only road paved link between the plateau and the lowlands until 1954, when 2 more modern upward lanes were built (they run far from the downward ones, rejoining them on the last scene of the video). Ongoing plans are calling for construction of a third set of 2 lanes to accommodate traffic more safely, they are working of financial arrangements (cost are estimated to be on the range of € 800 million for a complete set of lanes - the old ones will be left as "backup" lanes in case of works or accidents in the new ones).

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...54324&t=h&z=13

Here, another plague of Brazilian traffic: crazy motorcyclists overtaking on the right and making dangerous maneuvers even when the pavement and signaling is ok. 4 years ago this road (BR-365, near Urberlandia) was as bad as road in the second video, but as you can see situation has improved. Notice, also, the shoulder converted into an auxiliary lane. 1+2 no-median divided no shoulder roads are quite common in Brazil.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...54324&t=h&z=13

Finally, this is an example of long overdue widening and replacement. This viaduct is on the Rio-Belo Horizonte highway (BR-040). It was built in the late 40's for an ADT lower than 2.000. Now, it is well over capacity and after 20 years of postponements, a brand new, wider and safer 2 X 2 replacement is under construction (you can see the pillars on the right in the video). More than 150 people have died in this viaduct so far, which had potholes and broken guardrails until temporary restoration was done 10 years ago. The road stretches before and after the viaduct are already 2 X 2. To make things worse, the viaduct is in a curve, in the middle of a very fog-prone area. The Google Maps shot doesn't show the whole bypass because its imagery from the region is at least 3 years old.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...09645&t=k&z=17

So, please, let me know whether you liked this kind of post, and can make others too, either about Italian or Brazilian roads and highways.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 04:08 AM   #337
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Guys, I've made a selection of not-so-good Brazilian roads' driving videos. Situation down there is improving, and massive reconstruction and resurfacing is going on, especially on the less populated Amazon region. Though things are better know than they were 5 years ago, there are still some room for improvements as you can see. Videos are not mine, comments are. I'll put Google Maps link after the thumbnails.

Here, you can see BR-364, a major trunk road linking Brazilian West savannas (2nd largest soybean district in the World) to export ports of Santos and Paranaguá. Major destinations ports will then be Rotterdam and Shangai. Most of those bi-trailers are carrying soybean, but it not yet peak harvest time (otherwise they would make the 80% or more of traffic in this sector). Traffic on the opposite direction is temporarily closed for rock explosions concerning its widening (will be 2X2+shoulder in 6 years). As you can see, Scania is by far the heavy-trucks' market leader in Brazil.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...01929&t=h&z=16
This looks like a good route along which to build a heavy-duty railroad.



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Old February 20th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #338
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New highway intersection between Anhanguera Highway and Tiete Expressway in São Paulo:

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Old February 20th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #339
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São Paulo South Section of the new Road Ring, due to open by late March:





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