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Posted by Pat | Posted in News | Posted on 01-06-2013



Then, the proper inhabitants had started to open and to defray some stretches of the road. In the region of Diamantina the process of development of the road net extremely slow had to the rough relief making it difficult the opening and the maintenance of the roads and the lack of local interest for the opening of the same ones, persisting still the transport of muares until middle of the decade of 1960. The BR-259/367 had its tarring concluded only in 1968. In relation to this, Martins affirms that: Only (…) in the decade of 1960 the troops of muares had half lost the condition of main of linking between the city, the districts, the towns and the diverse cities of the Valley of the Jequitinhonha under the commercial, politician-administrative and educational influence of Diamantina. (…) the combination of railroad and highways paved in entorno of Diamantina would have broken inertia and the low economic dynamism associates to the old system of circulation (MARTINS, 2003, p.167) In years 50, it was initiated construction of highway BR-367 binding Belo Horizonte the Diamantina, passing for Curvelo. After the pavement of the stretch between Curvelo and Diamantina in 1968, the highway becomes the main access the city, before made way Conceio of the Weeds Inside. In the following years the road was constructed to a variant deviating to prevent I pass through that it of vehicles, mainly heavy, caused upheavals for the population of just the busy part low of Diamantina, where it passed the original Highway. In recent years a systematic occupation of the edges of the highway is verified, in the Belo Horizonte direction and the portion the northwest of the city, around the variant constructed for the shunting line of the transit heavy.

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