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Most Amazing Roads
A great road challenges everyday notions, replacing the familiar the miasma of everyday
1. Highway One Australia
Australias Highway One gets the nod as the longest road in the world. It actually circumnavigates the whole of the vast country via a network of fully interconnected roads. Its total length is 9,024 miles, which makes it over 2,200 miles longer than its nearest rival, the Trans Siberian Highway.Over a million people drive on Highway One every day, with the road passing through every state in Australia, but theyd need a lot more than a day to drive all the way around it.
2. Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road Canada
Canadas Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is the longest ice road in the world. Thats right, a road built entirely on ice. The road was first used in 1982 as a supply route to the mines in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Open from January to the end of March every year, the ice road is rebuilt annually. It is 353 miles long, 308 miles of which traverse frozen lakes. The first vehicle to use it each season measures the thickness of the ice with sonar for safety.
3. M2 Southern Expressway
The M2 Southern Expressway in Adelaide, South Australia, allows only one direction of traffic flow at any one time. The road runs towards Adelaide city in the morning, swapping to a southbound flow in the afternoon. It has a total length of 13.05 miles. The two lane road eases congestion on the Main South Road in South Australia, and has proved a great success with commuters.
4. Aurland to Laerdal Norway
Not one for the claustrophobic, the tunnel between Aurland and L?rdal on the main road between Bergen and Oslo, Norway, measures 15.2 miles in length. The two lane L?rdal Tunnel was opened by King Harald of Norway on 27 November 2000. It cost a reported $113.1 million to construct and is officially the longest road tunnel in the world.
5. Dead Sea Israel
The worlds lowest road is along the Israeli shores of the Dead Sea at 393m below sea level.


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