Proposed Highway Would Connect NYC to London
The mother of all Road Trips could be made a reality if one Russian Tycoon has his way.
📅 Fri March 27, 2015 - National Edition
The road would link thousands of miles of existing byways and bridges across Russia, a span of more than 6,000 miles.
Fox News is reporting one of Russia’s most powerful tycoons and a close pal of President Vladimir Putin has proposed a long and winding road that theoretically could connect Great Britain to Alaska, via Mother Russia. And while a nearly 13,000-mile highway sounds like a stretch – a really long stretch – the major roadblock is likely money, not feasibility.
“This is an inter-state, inter-civilization, project,” Russian Railways boss Vladimir Yakunin told the Russian Academy of Science, where he presented his plan for the Trans-Eurasian belt Development, which he acknowledged would cost “trillions” of dollars.
The road would link thousands of miles of existing byways and bridges across Russia, a span of more than 6,000 miles. From the west, it could then connect to roads in Europe, including the Chunnel Tunnel, which connects Great Britain and France.
For the full story, click here.