In preparation for major events, or when unforeseen disasters take hold, the Waze community updates the map with road closures and other obstructions, so everyone can bypass traffic and save time.

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World Youth Day

with Pope Francis

Pope Francis is coming to Rio de Janeiro for his first visit. The crowds will number millions and even though thousands of them are traveling by foot, the rest of you will still have to drive through the inevitable, massive traffic jams caused by road closures and the festivities. Waze maps have been updated with the most significant closures and will be constantly updated with real-time hazards.

Planned closures

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