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A random selection of interesting facts about the roads and motorways of the world.
The longest Motorway wholly in Scotland is the M8 at 61 miles, with the M9 coming second at 51 miles.
The only US state without any Interstate highway routes is Alaska.
Two-digit US interstate highways are numbered according to direction and location. Highways running north-south are odd numbered, while highways running east-west are even numbered. The lowest numbers are in the west and in the south.
The mighty A1 links London with Edinburgh. It stretches for a total of 403 miles and that makes it the longest A-road in Britain.It passes through and near North London, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Baldock, Letchworth Garden City, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark-on-Trent, Retford, Doncaster, Leeds, Harrogate, York, Ripon, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Berwick-upon-Tweed. It was designated by the Ministry of Transport in 1921, and for much of its route it followed various branches of the Great North Road. The course of the A1 has changed where towns or villages have been bypassed, or where new alignments take a slightly different route. Several sections of the route have been upgraded to motorway standard and designated A1(M). Between the M25 (near London) and A696 (near Newcastle upon Tyne) the road is part of the unsigned Euroroute E15 from Inverness to Algeciras.
The A3 Kingston bypass between Malden and Tolworth carries 125,000 vehicles a day, making it the busiest stretch of non-motorway tarmac in Britain.