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Russia proposes highway from London to New York

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KHQ.COM - -  Russia is proposing a plan to make it possible to drive most of the way around the world. 

The head of Russian Railways says he wants to build a trans-Siberian highway that would let you drive -- by car -- from London, England, through Russia, and then from Russia's eastern boarder to Alaska, over the Bering Sea between Asia and North America. 

If it happens, you'd be able to drive all the way from London, England to New York City. 

The Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR) would create a roadway next to the Trans-Siberian Railway. The connection between Russia and North America would leave Russia in the Chukotka region, and most likely go into Alaska near Nome. Russian Railways hasn't said how cars will be able to get across the 55 miles of sea. 

Theoretically, the trip from London to Alaska (via Russia) would be just over 8000 miles. To get to New York on the same highway, you'd drive about another 5000 miles. 

Russian Railways says TEPR would probably cost trillions of dollars. 
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