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A random selection of interesting facts about the roads and motorways of the world.
There are sections of motorway where local widening occurs to accommodate slip roads, and at these points, the motorways could well be five or even six lanes wide. However, the foreshore section of the M2 in Belfast, opened in 1973, has a long section which is dual 5 lanes wide. More recently, opening in December 2005, the M25, between junctions 12 and 14, was widened to dual 5-lanes and the section between junctions 14 and 15 to dual 6-lanes.
About a quarter of delays on Britain's motorway network are caused by accidents and 10 per cent by roadworks. The remainder is due to the volume of traffic.
The oldest street in the world is in Egypt, it is a road to Giza. This is the oldest paved road over 4,600 years old, and its width is approximately two meters. The length of this ancient highway is 12 kilometers and it connects a quarry with the south-west of Cairo, resting on the embankment of the Nile. This road is believed to be used to transport stone blocks for construction and decoration of the pyramids and the road itself.
There are three interstate highways in Hawaii (H-1, H-2, and H-3).
The M62 is the highest motorway in the UK, reaching 1,220 feet (372m near to the boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire close to the Pennine Way footbridge. The M6, passing over Shap, in Cumbria, reaches 1,040 feet (317m) and is probably the second highest motorway, although the M74 at Beattock is thought to be at a very similar height.