Red Line (Rio de Janeiro)

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Red Line
Via Expressa Presidente João Goulart
Route information
Length25 km (16 mi)
  • 15 April 1978 (First phase)
  • 30 April 1992 (Second phase)
  • 11 September 1994 (Third phase)–present
Major junctions
North end BR-116.svg Rod. Pres. Dutra in São João de Meriti
  RJ-101.svg Avenida Presidente Kennedy
BR-040.svg BR-040
RJ-079.svg Yellow Line
BR-101 (escudo).svg Avenida Brasil
South end Rebouças Tunnel  [ pt ] in Rio de Janeiro
Highway system
Highways in Brazil

The Red Line (Portuguese: Linha Vermelha) is an expressway in connecting São João de Meriti and Rio de Janeiro.

The first stage of the road was opened in 1978. [1]


Municipality Neighbourhood DestinationsNotes
Rio de Janeiro Pavuna BR-116.svg Rodovia Presidente Dutra - Baixada Fluminense, São Paulo
Duque de Caxias Duque de Caxias Avenida Doutor Manoel Teles - Centro, Duque de Caxias
RJ-101.svg Avenida Presidente Kennedy - Centro, Duque de Caxias
BR-040.svg BR-040 - Magé, Petrópolis, Teresópolis, Juiz de Fora and Belo Horizonte
Rio de Janeiro Galeão Estrada do Galeão - Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport, Ilha do Governador
Cidade Universitária Ilha do Fundão
Maré Complexo da Maré
RJ-079.svg Yellow Line - Méier, Jacarepaguá and Barra da Tijuca
Caju BR-101 (escudo).svg Avenida Brasil
Viaduto Professor Mário Henrique Simonsen
BR-101 (escudo).svg Rio–Niterói Bridge - Niterói, Lakes Microregion  [ pt ], Vitória
Via Binário  [ pt ]
São Cristóvão Campo de São Cristóvão
Rua Francisco Eugênio
Rio Comprido Túnel Rebouças - South Zone
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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  1. "Faria Lima vai entregar hoje a Linha Vermelha". Jornal do Brasil (in Portuguese). 15 April 1978. Retrieved 22 July 2015.