The high economic development level of the State of São Paulo is associated with the size and quality of its road network. Today, the country’s best highways are located in São Paulo, according to a survey conducted by Confederação Nacional dos Transportes – CNT-2015 (National Confederation of Transport). DERSA is proud of participating in the construction of some of São Paulo’s main state highways.
The Company’s trajectory starts with the construction of the ascending lane of the Rodovia dos Imigrantes (Imigrantes Highway), called “The Highway of the Century.” With the Plateau Section opened in 1974 and the Hill and Lowlands Sections in 1976, the highway was built to meet the need of improving the access of vehicles to the State’s southern and northern coasts and to Latin America’s main marine terminal, the Port of Santos.
After that, DERSA was responsible for building other equally important projects for the transportation of people and freights and for the interconnection and access to metropolitan areas.
Via Norte (North Way) – currently Rodovia dos Bandeirantes (Bandeirantes Highway): opened in 1978, it was considered, for the fourth consecutive time, the country’s best highway, according to the survey about highways conducted by the National Confederation of Transports, 19th edition.
Rodovia dos Trabalhadores (Trabalhadores Highway): DERSA was responsible for the construction of the highway’s first 48.4-kilometer section, in addition to additional 5 kilometers referring to the access to the Rodovia Presidente Dutra (Presidente Dutra Highway). Renamed Rodovia Ayrton Senna (Ayrton Senna Highway), today it crosses the municipalities of Guarulhos, Itaquaquecetuba, Mogi das Cruzes, and Guararema, going towards the Vale do Paraíba region through the Rodovia Governador Carvalho Pinto (Governor Carvalho Pinto Highway), also built by DERSA. With the opening of the Trabalhadores Highway, the Company also built the Rodovia Hélio Smidt (Hélio Smidt Highway) to connect it to the Guarulhos International Airport.
Ponte do Mar Pequeno (Mar Pequeno Bridge): opened in May, 1982, it replaced the Ponte Pênsil (Pênsil Bridge). The bridge is an extension of the Imigrantes Highway and connects the municipalities of São Vicente and Praia Grande, in São Paulo’s southern coast.
Rodovia Cônego Domenico Rangoni (Cônego Domenico Rangoni Highway): duplication work carried out in 1985 that made the connection between the continent and Ilha de Santo Amaro (Guarujá) safer. At the time, DERSA also concluded and opened the Duplication of Rodovia Padre Manoel da Nóbrega (Padre Manoel da Nóbrega Highway), covering a length of 20,5 kilometers, between the intersection of Via Anchieta (Anchieta Way – kilometer 55) and Pedro Taques (access to Praia Grande).
Rodovia Santos Dumont (Santos Dumont Highway): its duplication, with an overall length of approximately 80 kilometers, was opened in September, 1990.
Rodovia Dom Pedro I (Dom Pedro I Highway): The Company was responsible for its duplication and for building the access to the Rodovia Carvalho Pinto (Carvalho Pinto Highway) in 1990.
Interconnection between Dutra and Carvalho Pinto: the interconnection project was implemented in four stages, from 2000 to 2015.
Rodoanel Mario Covas (Mario Covas Beltway): DERSA built the Trecho Oeste and the Trecho Sul (Eastern and Southern Sections) and today it is building the Trecho Norte (Northern Section).