Posted on 19 March 2010.
There are numerous long highways around the world which makes it easy to travel from one place to another. Given below are some of the notable longest highways in the world.
1. The Trans-Canada Highway
This highway extends a long 4,860 miles across Canada. The road starts in Vancouver Island, British Columbia and crosses the Continental Divide, 10 provinces, 5 time zones and ends in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The highway is not a single route and varies in size. An adventurous traveler can take various routes in some places while crossing the highway.
2. The Trans-Siberian Highway
This refers to group of several federal highways that extend throughout Russia ranging from the Baltic Sea of the Atlantic Ocean to the Japan Sea of the Pacific Ocean. The route is called the AH6 in Asia. Its length is more than 11,000 kilometers and it extends from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok.
3. Route 6
The original Route 6 designated in 1925 extended from Provincetown, Massachusetts, to Brewster, New York. Later it was referred to as the “Roosevelt Highway,” a name that was given to the entire transcontinental Route 6. This highway spanned further to Greeley, Colorado in 1931. It was extended south to Long Beach and westward to Bishop, California.
4. 401 or MacDonald Cartier Freeway
The 401 or MacDonald Cartier Freeway starts at the Detroit-Windsor Ambassador Bridge and culminates at the Quebec border near Montreal. The highway lies in the middle of the town though it was built out in the country side originally.
5. Interstate 90 (I-90)
The longest Interstate Highway in the U.S, this highway extends up to 3,099.07 miles (4,987 km). It runs parallel to the U.S Route 20 for the most part. Its eastern terminus is in Boston and western terminus is in Seattle. It crosses the Continental divide just east of Butte, Montana.