São Paulo in Brazil directly administers a road network marked by intensive use, so the International Development Bank has granted a loan to finance the rehabilitation of 570 kilometers of highways. This will include improved access facilities, construction and paving of third lanes and shoulders, designation of bicycle lanes, and highway signage upgrades. The works will result in greater higher safety in addition to improved efficiency. The Bank loan will also finance technical, economic, and environmental studies, as well as the preparation of engineering designs.
Brazil has an outdated and dilapidated infrastructure system which increases freight costs and in some ports vessels have to queue for weeks before loading.