The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) approved R$1.35 billion to finance the construction of the northern section of the Rodoanel, in São Paulo. This release of resources was announced this Friday (2) during the event to present the works on the Santos-Guarujá tunnel, on the coast of São Paulo.
The northern section of the Rodoanel (SP-21) is crucial to completing the connection between the main highways that reach the capital of São Paulo.
BNDES invested R$1.35 billion as part of public financing for the public-private partnership (PPP) with the concessionaire Rodoanel Norte SPE SA, in the state of São Paulo. The concessionaire is a specific purpose company (SPE) created by Via Appia FIP Infraestrutura, which won the auction for the concession of the northern section. The São Paulo government contributes a total of R$1.5 billion to the works.
Mercadante highlighted the importance of the road project that surrounds the city of São Paulo: “The northern section of the Rodoanel is a priority project, which is in the process of being included in the federal government’s New Growth Acceleration Program”stated the president of BNDES, citing the “New PAC”.
The project includes the construction of a double lane, with a median that separates the two lanes and full access control. This configuration follows the same pattern adopted in the sections already in operation (west, south and east).
The total length of the new road will be 19.7 km, with 4 lanes on part of this route and 3 lanes on another part. The maximum speed allowed on this section will be 120 km/h, while on other sections the speed limit is 100 km/h.
The section will also have 14 tunnels, totaling 12 km in length (approximately ¼ of the total length of the highway). 60 OAEs (special works of art) are also planned. The PPP (Public-Private Partnership) contract includes a series of measures to mitigate environmental impact, such as the construction of 14 wildlife crossings and 46 boxes for dangerous products.