A new toll road that stretches across Russia has been given the green light.
The Meridian Highway with a length of 2000 kilometers runs from the Belarusian border to the border with Kazakhstan and creates a ‘Moscow diversion’ for traffic between Europe and China.
According to a Russian newspaper, work on the road has already begun.
The privately financed road is expected to cost around 600 billion rubles (€ 8.5 billion) to rebuild. It is thought that part of the freight currently being transported by the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Suez Canal will be taken along.
The Meridian Highway is part of the new highway between Russia and West China, which is more than 8000 km long to connect the ports of Hamburg and Shanghai.
How many breaks would you get on that route, I wonder?