The paved BR-174 is becoming impassable

BR-174 is the name of a paved road running across the Amazonas in Brazil. Heavily used by heavy trucks during periods of extremely wet weather, the highway is quickly deteriorating.


The road is totally paved. It’s 1.581 km (982 miles) long, running south-north from Manaus (the capital of the vast state of Amazonas on the banks of the Negro River) to Pacaraima (in the State of Roraima, on the border with Venezuela).

Tucked away in the northwestern part of the country, the road is heavily used by trucks and quickly deteriorating, running through wide holes to become the infamous BR-319. The road is filled with holes, quagmire and mud after rains.

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 25 and 30 hours in good weather. The road was inaugurated in 1980 and completed in 1998.  The road is subject to flooding crossing the Anauá River.
Road suggested by: PixelDubs
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