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A random selection of interesting facts about the roads and motorways of the world.
At only 120 metres, one of the shortest A-roads is the A962 in Kirkwall, Northern Ireland. The A3125 in London and the A5016 in Ridley are also contenders for the shortest A-road, both measuring just 160 metres.
The M25 is the longest 2-digit Motorway in GB at approximately 120 miles from Dartford to Thurrock.
President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 on June 29, 1956 in a hospital room (he was recovering from illness). The signed act created today's US interstate highway system.
Highway 1 is Australia’s greatest highway, following the coast for the most part along its circumferential route around the country. A spur in Tasmania also connects Hobart with Launceston, Devonport and Burnie. At a total length of approximately 14,500 kms (9,000 miles) it is one of the longest national highways in the world, along with the Trans-Siberian Highway (over 11,000 km/6,800 miles) and the Trans-Canada Highway(8,030 km/4,990 miles). When the National Route Numbering system was adopted in 1955, Highway 1 was the only truly national highway, although it was not necessarily the shortest distance between many town centres. Most of the other national routes are at some point a tributary of Highway 1. It could be argued that Highway 1 starts /end its track in the historical Rocks precinct in the heart of Sydney, Australia’s first city. Crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge north, it becomes the Pacific Highway, going south via George St (Australia’s first street) it becomes the Princes Highway.
Three-digit US interstate highway numbers represent beltways or loops, attached to a primary interstate highway (represented by the last two numbers of the beltway’s number). Washington D.C.’s beltway for example, is numbered 495, because its parent highway is I-95.