Rodovia Dom Pedro I

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Rodovia Dom Pedro I
Namesake Emperor Dom Pedro I
Type Four-lane highway with hard shoulder
Length 145 km (90 mi)
Location São Paulo, Brazil
(passes through Jacareí, Nazaré Paulista, Bom Jesus dos Perdões, Atibaia, Jarinu, Itatiba, Jaguariúna, Campinas)
East end Rodovia Presidente Dutra, BR 116 in Jacareí
SP 348 (Rodovia Anhangüera), km 135
West end Rodovia Anhanguera, SP 330 in Campinas
Inauguration 1972 (1972)
Map of the Dom Pedro I Highway (in red)

Rodovia Dom Pedro I (official designation SP-065) is a highway in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

One of the most modern and scenic highways in the country, it interconnects the Anhangüera and the Presidente Dutra highways, serving the major cities of Campinas, Atibaia, Jacareí and São José dos Campos. It is 126 km long and crosses a picturesque hilly region full of lakes, dams and temperate forests. The highway intersects the Fernão Dias Highway, between São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, near the city of Atibaia. The part of the highway that runs inside the city of Campinas comprises one leg of the Campinas Beltway (Anel Viário José Magalhães Teixeira).

The highway was named after Emperor Dom Pedro I, partly because it was inaugurated in 1972 and served to commemorate 150 years of Independence. A second roadway was built and the road enhanced to highway standards in 1990.

The highway is managed and maintained by DERSA, a state-owned company, and is a toll road.


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