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New motorway to link Europe and China

New motorway to link Europe and China

A new toll motorway stretching across Russia has been given the green light.

Spanning 1,250 miles, the Meridian Highway will run from the Belarus border to the border with Kazakhstan creating a ‘Moscow bypass’ for traffic between Europe and China.

According to a Russian newspaper, work has already started on the road.

The privately financed road is expected to cost around 600 billion roubles (£7.5 billion) to build. It is thought it will take some of the freight currently transported by the Trans-Siberian Railway and Suez Canal.

The Meridian Highway is part of the new Russia-Western China highway that stretches more than 5,000 miles to connect the ports of Hamburg and Shanghai.

How many breaks would you get on that route I wonder?

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