Natal Brazil

Information about the city of Natal, in Brazil.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Highways in Rio Grande do Norte are improved

Every year, Quatro Rodas (Four Wheels), the most important vehicles magazine in Brazil, surveys the federal highways in Brazil to assess their quality.
In the 2005 survey, 102 km of highways were considered Precarious (meaning: lack of signalization, too many holes, stretches where drivers could not go faster than 60 km/hour).
In 2006, all the 102 km were refurbished, and there is no report of precarious federal highway in Rio Grande do Norte.

A big project is in progress: the BR-101, which connects Natal to João Pessoa and on to Recife, will be entirely "duplicated". Today, in most of the BR-101, there is only one lane each way; after the duplication, there will be at least two lanes each way; this will increase the safety of drivers, and should cut down the time to travel between these major cities.


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