Complexo Viário Polo Itaquera
A highly complex project carried out in an urban area, the Polo Itaquera Road System, opened in 2014, is a benchmark and a legacy left by DERSA to the country’s engineering area.
It comprised the first construction of five overpasses on a simultaneous basis, 24 hours a day, in a busy traffic and pedestrian area, with no traffic disruptions or accidents. Four overpasses cross the Radial Leste (Eastern Radial Way) next to the Anchieta Building Complex (Cohab 1), the subway’s red line and the line #11 of CPTM (São Paulo Metropolitan Train Company).
Located in the east side of São Paulo, the infrastructure project connects the Eastern Radial Way, the Itaquera Institutional Complex, the subway, railway and the collective transport systems, and pedestrian access.
The project was implemented to improve the access to an area where major projects of the Plano de Desenvolvimento da Zona Leste (East Side Development Plan) are expected to be built, among which the Judiciary Court House, FATEC (the College of Technology of the State University of São Paulo), ETEC (State Technical School Center), SENAI (the National Industrial Learning Service), IT Labs, the Centro de Convenções e Eventos (Convention and Event Center), in addition to facilities of the Military Police and of the Fire Department, the Dom Bosco Social Project, and the new Arena Corinthians Stadium.
Details about the works
- New north-south connection, the section between the Itaquera and José Pinheiro Borges (Nova Radial) avenues, including overpasses over the subway’s and CPTM’s railways.
- New avenue between the east-west connection and the Avenida Miguel Inácio Curi, close to SABESP’s duct.
- Lower passage: tunnel under the Eastern Radial Way, in the section in front of the subway’s and CPTM’s stations.
- Increase of Inácio Curi and Engenheiro Ardevan Machado avenues’ capacities.
- Pedestrian overpass over CPTM’s and the subway’s railways and the Eastern Radial Way, interconnecting the Rua Boipeva, in the neighborhood of Cidade A. E. Carvalho, with the surroundings of the Anchieta Building Complex (COHAB).
The project also included the construction of two new access loops between Jacu Pêssego and Nova Radial:
- Nova Radial / Jacu Pêssego, in the Ayrton Senna Highway / Guarulhos International Airport direction.
- Jacu Pêssego / José Pinheiro Borges (Nova Radial), in the Arena Corinthians / Downtown direction.
The Nova Radial and Jacu Pêssego are the two major roadways in the far east side of São Paulo. The connection of the two avenues facilitated the access to the Tietê Marginal Highway, Ayrton Senna Highway, and the Beltway.
- Access to the subway’s and CPTM’s stations.
- Improvement of the existing infrastructure and transport system.
- Planting of more than 6,500 seedlings and other plants in an area of more than 20,000 square meters.
- Improvement of the local traffic through an integrated transport system.
- Creation of jobs in the Itaquera area.
- Improved quality of life for the residents of the east side of São Paulo.