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A random selection of interesting facts about the roads and motorways of the world.
The total length of Britain’s classified roads is made up as follows. • Motorways: 2,705 miles • Trunk roads: 4,818 miles • A roads: 29,929 miles • B roads: 18,776 miles Minor public roads: 195,363 miles.
There are 21 “secret” US interstate routes. They are federally maintained and adhere to the standards of any other signed interstate highway, but are officially part of the Eisenhower Interstate System only on paper.
The 1,178 miles (1,896 km) long Yonge Street, which starts in Toronto and runs through Ontario towns and wilderness in Canada, interspersed with Highway 11, is the longest street in the world.
Several motorways are 1 mile (1.6 km) or less in length. Although there have been conflicting claims, but it now appears that the A635(M), which is joined to the A57(M), Mancunian Way, is the shortest at about 300 metres.
The US interstate sign itself measures 36 inches high, and is 36 inches wide for two-digit interstates, or 45 inches for three digit interstates.