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?