Report: Russia proposes to build world’s longest intercontinental highway between London and NYC

Russian Railways president, Vladimir Yakunin, recently announced his very ambitious plan to build the world’s longest highway, which would connect London to New York City, but not across the Atlantic Ocean.

Yup, you read correctly. The plan involves building a super-highway that’s some 12,400 miles long using existing roads in Europe and Russia. Around 6,200 miles of those roads will pass through Russia’s current network connecting the east and west border.

The plan also includes a 55-mile road built to bridge Russia and Alaska across the harsh Bering Strait.

“This is an inter-state, inter-civilization, project,” Yakunin said in his press conference. “It should be an alternative to the current model, which has caused a systemic crisis. The project should be turned into a world ‘future zone’, and it must be based on leading, not catching, technologies.”

Should the project be successful, up to 10 to 15 new industries could be created with new cities while also creating jobs. It could also introduce a new realm of political relations between many countries.

As of now, the longest road int he world is in Australia, where their Highway 1 spans about 9,000 miles.

Does this sound like a good idea to you? Or is this Russia’s front to a secret plan allowing for an easier attempt at world domination?

Source: CNN

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer

admin has 4403 posts and counting.See all posts by admin


3x 100% Carbon Fiber Center Storage Cover Trim For Benz CLA Class C117 W117 13+ picture
3x 100% Carbon Fiber Center Storage Cover Trim For Benz CLA Class C117 W117 13+
Bring Universal Motorcycle Parts Carbon Fiber Double Export Exhaust Pipe C37LJ picture
Bring Universal Motorcycle Parts Carbon Fiber Double Export Exhaust Pipe C37LJ
Yoshimura TRC Carbon Fiber Slip-On Exhaust `05-06 Suzuki GSXR 1000 | 1116272 picture
Yoshimura TRC Carbon Fiber Slip-On Exhaust `05-06 Suzuki GSXR 1000 | 1116272
Carbon Fiber Style Shift Inner Gear Cover Panel Trim For Honda Civic 2016-2017 picture
Carbon Fiber Style Shift Inner Gear Cover Panel Trim For Honda Civic 2016-2017
12
12"x50" 3D Orange Carbon Fiber Vinyl Car Truck DIY Wrap Sheet Roll Film Sticker