For the diesel multiple unit that operated in the United Kingdom, see British Rail Class 101.
For the electric locomotive currently operating in Germany, see DB Class 101.
|Governador Mário Covas Highway|
|Length||2,894.35 mi (4,658.00 km)|
1957 (Curitiba - Florianópolis segment)|
1950s (Florianópolis - Torres segment)
década de 1960/70 (Torres - Parnamirim segment)
1980s (Rodovia Rio-Santos)
1950s/1960s (Rio de Janeiro - Salvador segment)
1988(divided highway on the Curitiba - Florianópolis segment)
2009 (divided highway on the Florianópolis - Osório segment)
1958 (Salvador - Touros segment)
2002 (divided highway on the Salvador - Touros segment) – present
|North end||RN-023 in Touros, Rio Grande do Norte|
BR-226 in Natal, RN|
BR-230 in João Pessoa, PB
BR-232 in Recife, PE
BR-235 in Aracaju, SE
BR-324 in Feira de Santana, BA
BR 415 in Itabuna, BA
BR-367 in Eunápolis, BA
BR-381 in São Mateus, ES
BR-116 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ
BR-465 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ
BR-459 in Paraty, RJ
BR-050 in Santos, SP
BR-280 in Joinville, SC
BR-470 in Navegantes, SC
BR-282 in São José, SC
BR-453 in Torres, RS
BR-290 in Osório, RS.
|South end||São José do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul|
Highways in Brazil|
The BR-101 (also called Translitorânea (transcoastal), officially named Rodovia Governador Mário Covas. and nicknamed Briói in some regions) is a longitudinal highway of Brazil. It is the longest in the country with a length of nearly 4,800 km (3,000 mi), and it is considered the second most important.
It crosses 12 Brazilian states: Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. It also connects more state capitals than any other "rodovia" (highway) in the country. In total, 12 capitals are directly connected by BR-101.
It follows virtually the entire east coast of Brazil from Rio Grande do Norte to Rio Grande do Sul. The highway has not been built between two stretches between Peruíbe (SP) and Iguape (SP), and between Cananéia (SP) and Garuva (SC).
The northern section between Curitiba and the border with São Paulo was not built in order to preserve an area of the Atlantic Forest.
The Rio-Niterói Bridge is part of the BR-101.
In 1973 the first stretch was widened between Rio de Janeiro-RJ and Cubatão-SP. In the 1980s the stretch between Cubatão-SP and Curitiba-PR was widened. In the 1990s the 312 km stretch between Curitiba-PR and Florianópolis-SC has been widened. The 404 km stretch between Natal-RN and Palmares-PE was also widened.
The works on widening the road between Palmares-PE and Porto Real do Colégio-AL has already started. The work in a 10 km stretch in Joaquim Gomes is halted due to the lack of licenses to wide the road inside the area which belongs to the Uassu-Cocal Indian tribe.
BR-101 highway shield in Rio de Janeiro
Rodovia BR-101 in Santa Catarina
Pot holes on BR-101 in Rio Grande do Sul
- "BR-116 length between major junctions". Ministério dos Transportes do Brasil. Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
- , Lei nº 10.292/01 - Rodovia Governador Mário Covas
- Mais um Carnaval sem previsão para a duplicação da BR-101 (In portuguese) Agenda TNH