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11 Longest Highways in the World Which are Almost Interminable

Anuj Mudaliar Jul 7, 2019
With the advent of the 20th century, the use of automobiles, such as cars, started to gain increasing popularity. Consequently, highway plans were drawn up to facilitate long-distance transport, reducing travel time and benefiting business activities. Here is a compilation of the longest highways in the world.
Also known as Christopher Columbus Highway, Interstate 80 is around 4,666 kilometers (2,900 mi.) long. It begins at an interchange in San Francisco, and passes through 11 states, before ending in New Jersey, making it the 2nd longest interstate in the U.S.A.
The longest interstate in the United States, I-90 is around 4,987 kilometers (3,099 mi.)in length. It passes through 13 states starting at the SoDo area of Seattle, ending in Boston, Massachusetts. The construction of this enormous highway project took approximately 35 years, from 1950 to 1985.
U.S. Route 6 is also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. It is 5,158 kilometers (3,205 mi.) long, and was constructed in the honor of the American Civil War Veterans Association in the 1920s. The road runs from Bishop, California, going east-northeast to end up at Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Constructed in 1926, and extended in 1940, U.S. Route 20 is 5,415 kilometers (3,364 mi.) long.
Starting at an intersection with U.S. 101 at Newport, Oregon, it runs through nine states, before ending at Boston, Massachusetts. It is the longest road in the United States, and is also a very scenic drive, especially as one passes through Yellowstone National Park.
National Highway 010, also known as Tongsan Expressway, is the longest in China, and the 6th longest highway in the world. It is around 5,700 kilometers (3,542 mi.) long, and runs through the provinces of Guangdong, Shanghai, Fujian, Jiangsu, Shandong, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Liaoning, and Zhejiang.
The longest highway in India, the Golden Quadrilateral connects four most major cities of the nation (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai). The highway was constructed on a budget of 600 billion INR, between 2001 and 2012. Spread out across the country, the total length of this highway is 5,846 km (3,633 mi.).
With a length of around 7,821 kilometers (4,860 mi.), the Trans-Canada Highway is 4th longest in the world, and passes through each of the ten provinces of Canada, connecting all the major cities in the country. Construction of the project started in 1950, and ended in 1971, with a cost of approximately USD 1 billion.
Comprising 7 federal highways, and totaling a length of around 11,000 kilometers (6,835 mi.), the Trans-Siberian highway starts in St. Petersburg and ends at Vladivostok. The road is extremely scenic, and will take travelers through a wide range of topography and climes.
Australia's longest highway has been in use since 1955, and is currently the 2nd longest in the world. Comprised multi lane and single roads, the highway is approximately 14,500 kilometers (9,010 mi.) long.
The road travels across the coastal area of the Australian mainland, touching all states, save Brisbane and Darwin, and carries over a million travelers each day.
At a massive 48,000 kilometers (29,825 mi.) in length, the Pan American highway is famous for being the longest in the world, holding the Guinness World Record for being the world's longest motorable road.
It connects northern Canada to southern Argentina, taking one through a wide variety of climates, topographies, and cultures, making it a really interesting journey, meant only for the most adventurous travelers.
Although not a reality as yet, Russia has proposed a massive project of a superhighway, which would span almost half the circumference of the Earth.
It is expected to be around 20,000 kilometers (12,427 mi.) long, starting from Britain, running all across Russia, and meeting Alaska in the United States at the Bering Strait. If completed, It will be one of the most ambitious projects undertaken in human history.