/ Editors, News, Other, Sticky news / List of World record highways

List of World record highways

Linked In Share
List of World record highways

A highway is a public road with two or more lanes per direction, and have dual carriageways (divided highway), limited access and have grade-separated junctions.

The first highway paved with portland cement, or concrete, is built near Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 22 years after Bellefontaine, Ohio, first paved its Main Street with concrete. Invented in 1824 by British stone mason Joseph Aspdin from a mix of calcium, silicon, aluminum, and iron minerals, portland cement is so-named because of its similarity to the stone quarried on the Isle of Portland off the English coast.
The world’s first limited access road was constructed in Italy in 1922.

Article list
Longest international highway
Longest national highway
Widest highway by lane number
Highest international highway
Largest national highway system
Busiest highway


Longest international highway
The Pan-American Highway is the longest highway in the world! It has a total of 47,958 kilometers (29,800 miles). The Pan American Highway is neither a single road nor part of a centrally administered road-building program. The chief coordinating body is the Pan American Highway Congress, which meets once every four years. Except in Central America, where United States aid has been heavy, each republic finances its road-building program.
The Pan American Highway was proposed in 1923 at the Fifth International Conference of American States, meeting in Santiago, Chile. Two years later the Pan American Highway Congress was created as a permanent institution to foster the building of the road. Routes were tentatively selected and plans were drafted, but only modest progress was made in construction until a final agreement was reached by the member states in 1936.
World War II brought increased interest in the United States for a highway south to the Panama Canal. Mexico completed its section of the Inter-American in 1950. The rest of the Inter-American, built largely with United States aid, was opened to through traffic in 1963.
The Pan-American Highway travels through 14 countries: Canada,United States, Mexico, Guatemala,El Salvador,Honduras,Nicaragua,Costa Rica,Panama,Colombia,Ecuador,Peru,Chile,Argentina

panamericanhwy


Longest national highway
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.

australia_hwy1


Widest highway by lane number
The Katy Freeway (part of Interstate 10) in Houston, Texas, has a total of 26 lanes in some sections as of 2007.
In Houston, from the western suburb of Katy to downtown, I-10 is known as the Katy Freeway. This section is currently being widened to as much as 26 lanes (12 main lanes, 8 lanes of access roads, and 4-6 mid-freeway HOT/HOV lanes, not counting access road turning lanes)[8] and will be one of the widest freeways in the world.

bw8_rendering_final3


Highest international highway
The Karakoram Highway at an altitude of 4,693 m/15,397 ft , stretches some 700 kilometers from Islamabad, through the Karakoram mountains and into China. It is an incredible feat of engineering cutting its way through deep valleys and desert plains into the mountains of northern Pakistan, providing communication between the districts of Chitral, Gilget and Balistan, with the major cities of Islamadad, Rawalpindi and Lahore.
Some say that due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is also referred to as the “Ninth Wonder of the World.”
Karakoram Highwayprovides the pathway to expeditions for almost all peaks in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan, Kashmir and several peaks in Xinjiang China. The region includes some of the world’s largest glaciers like the Baltoro Glacier. Five of the Eight-thousanders (mountains taller than 8,000m) of the world that are in Pakistan are accessible by the highway.

karakorum-carretera-d08


Largest national highway system
The United States has the largest network of roadways of any country with 6,430,366 kilometres (3,995,644 mi) (2005). The People’s Republic of China is second with 3,583,715 kilometres(2,226,817 mi) of roadway (2007)

nhsconghghvoltrk2002


Busiest highway
Highway 401 – the Macdonald–Cartier Freeway has volumes surpassing an average of 500,000 vehicles per day in some sections of Toronto as of 2006, giving Highway 401 the distinction of being North America’s busiest highway.
This surpasses the Santa Monica Freeway in Los Angeles, and several Interstate freeways in Houston, Texas.
King’s Highway 401 is the primary through route across Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario. Since the highway’s completion in the late 1960s, Highway 401 has evolved from being a convenient bypass to a vital economic corridor.
Today the stretch of Highway 401 that passes through the Greater Toronto Area ranges from 6 to 18 lanes, and the stretch between Highway 403 and Brock Road in Pickering is thought to be the world’s longest continuous stretch of highway having 10 or more lanes.

There are 19 Service Centres located along Highway 401. These centres are open 24 hours a day and offer motorists convenient access to fuel, restaurants and picnic areas. The centres are located about every 80 km (50 miles) except through the GTA, where services are generally available at almost every interchange. The posted speed limit on Highway 401 is 100 km/h (60 mph).

401-hiway

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Saturday, April 17th, 2010 - filed under Editors, News, Other, Sticky news. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
Highway 1 Highway 401 Karakoram Highway Katy Freeway Ninth Wonder of the World Pan-American Highway


Discuss: List of World record highways

12 Responses to “List of World record highways”

  1. [...] 401 en Canadá, con un volumen de tráfico de más de 500.000 vehículos por día en promedio.Vía: InautonewsLeer más: autopistas, datos, mas alta, mas ancha, mas antigua, mas larga Enviar a Twitter Compartir [...]

  2. Mike says:

    i think this is a longer stretch of highway with 10 or more lanes: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&am

    • Macroman says:

      Mike that is about 1/2 the distance. Ajax to the 410 on the 401 is 35 km. I have travelled both routes.

  3. [...] world var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; After we published the List of World record highways, we think is a good idea to do a list of worst and on the same largest road [...]

  4. [...] world var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:true}; After we published the List of World record highways, we think is a good idea to do a list of worst and on the same largest road [...]

  5. johnryan says:

    wheres germany ha ha ha

  6. The "Trans-Canada Highway" (Carretera Trans-canadiense), is not one road with a uniform number code, it is a series of provincial highways "joined" together.
    The "Trans Siberian" is similar because it is a series of other highways "joined" up one after the other (M10, M5, M55, etc.).
    Argentina's RUTA NACIONAL 40 is 5,140 km (3,194 mi) long and runs from the Southern tip of the country in Patagonia to its northern border with Bolivia, it crosses a mountain pass at 4,952 m altitude (16,236 ft). Impressive highway.

  7. [...] biggest real estate player DLF and is set to build a 16-lane highway in Gurgaon that will link DLF’s Gateway Tower in Cyber City to the Golf Course Road, Economic [...]

  8. Shoaib says:

    And where is Saudi Arabia’s roads ? Saudi is one of the best road developers countries. sure

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

[VIDEO] Euro NCAP: 5 stars for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Nissan X-Trail
[VIDEO] Euro NCAP: 5 stars for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Nissan X-TrailThe new generation of the Nissan X-Trail, along with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, have scored a total of 5 stars at the latest Euro ...
[VIDEO] Euro NCAP: Citroen C4 Cactus scores 4 stars
[VIDEO] Euro NCAP: Citroen C4 Cactus scores 4 starsThe Citroen C4 Cactus, the newest edition to the European range of the company, has managed to score just four stars during the ...
Mercedes-Benz MLE facelift spied
Mercedes-Benz MLE facelift spiedAn updated version of the Mercedes-Benz MLE has been caught on camera while it was being tested out on the famous German track, ...
Honda Civic Type R caught on camera
Honda Civic Type R caught on cameraThe upcoming hot hatch made by Honda, the Civic Type R, is currently being tested out in Southern Europe and it is getting ready ...
Who’s going to steal the spotlights at the Paris Motor Show?
Who’s going to steal the spotlights at the Paris Motor Show?Marred by all the financial data and business strategy games we’ve been telling you about, you might be expecting just as ...
Facelifted Porsche Cayman spy shots
Facelifted Porsche Cayman spy shotsThe facelifted version of the Porsche Cayman has been caught on camera at the Nurburgring where it was being tested out. Porsche ...
Seat Leon ST Cupra spied
Seat Leon ST Cupra spiedA new version of the Seat Leon ST, the Cupra, has been recently spotted out while it was being tested in Germany, near the ...
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack planned
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack plannedVolkswagen has announced its plans to introduce an Alltrack version of the new generation Passat, which will go on sale in ...
Aston Martin Lagonda – new images released
Aston Martin Lagonda – new images releasedThe British based automaker Aston Martin has released a new set of images with the impressive Lagonda, in its final production ...
Honda hits back after F1 delay reports
Honda hits back after F1 delay reportsOct.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Honda has apparently hit back at rumours its 2015 F1 programme is facing delays. Italy's Autosprint ...
Sauber and de Silvestro split – report
Sauber and de Silvestro split – reportOct.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Simona de Silvestro's road to formula one appears to have ended. Until now, the 25-year-old female ...
Seat milestone: 5 million Ibizas produced and 30th anniversary of the model
Seat milestone: 5 million Ibizas produced and 30th anniversary of the modelThe Spanish based automaker Seat is currently planning a double celebration of the popular Ibiza with 5 million models produced ...
McLaren P1 Lime Green spotted in China
McLaren P1 Lime Green spotted in ChinaA Lime Green finished McLaren P1 has been recently spotted while cruising the streets in China and attracting a lot of ...
Ford also turning the heavy-duty pickup trucks to aluminum
Ford also turning the heavy-duty pickup trucks to aluminumThe top-selling F-Series pickup truck has a new generation that will hit dealer lots late this year, with the primary novelty ...
Dacia Sandero Midnight Edition introduced in the UK
Dacia Sandero Midnight Edition introduced in the UKDacia has recently introduced a new special edition of the popular Sandero, the so-called Midnight Edition, in the United ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Shots of Cars
005-2016-mazda-mx5-miata-1
Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Shots of Cars
Lagonda
lime green mclaren p1 1
dacia sandero midnight 1
2015 Honda CR-V United States 1
Chevrolet Camaro SS tuning gme exclusive 1
fiat 500 camouflage
Citroen-C3-XR-1

More automotive from inautonews
The new generation of the Nissan X-Trail, along with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, have scored a total of 5 stars at the latest Euro NCAP crash tests. If you are looking into the new Mercedes-Benz V-Class and safety is one major concern, don’t worry, because the model has scored a maximum of 5 ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive: Honda Civic Tourer 1.8 Executive MT
Test Drive: Honda Civic Tourer 1.8 Executive MT The new generation of the Honda Civic, has added, for the first time ever, an estate version, which is aimed towards families who aren’t exactly ...
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 AT
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 AT The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SLK has been introduced back in 2010 and production began one year later. The roadster has seen the public ...
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATICThe off-road adventure for Mercedes started in America back in 1997 with the introduction of the original M-Class generation. The model was notable ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety [VIDEO] Euro NCAP: 5 stars for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Nissan X-TrailThe new generation of the Nissan X-Trail, along with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, have scored a total ... [VIDEO] Euro NCAP: Citroen C4 Cactus scores 4 starsThe Citroen C4 Cactus, the newest edition to the European range of the company, has managed to ...
Safety Section