The idea for the project has garnered lots of support, although some oppose it as well of course. The superhighway was dreamt up by the Russian Government. In total it would be 12,910 miles (20776 kilometers) in length. That is a serious amount of tarmac that needs to be mixed. On the route between London and New York, it would also connect other big cities including Moscow.
It would, without a doubt, be the greatest highway ever made and it goes by the name of, "Trans-Eurasian belt development project."
The cost of the project would be around the $3trillion mark. That is a huge amount of cash. According to authorities, this may be money well spent in the long-term. The mention of long-term cost does also bring up maintenance. It is one thing to build it, but what happens when potholes appear on the road or when people crash and emergency have to get there to help out. This will all cost money.
At this time there doesn't seem to be details about whether there would be toll roads to pay for upkeep. If so this may increase the cost of traveling on it and move the favor back the way of planes. For those on an adventure it probably wouldn't make much of a difference either way. For travelers, this could be like the next Route 66 - A famous stretch of road in America. I can imagine hiring a cool car and driving the full-length from London to New York would be an incredible effort.
What do you think about the plans? Will they go ahead with it? And are they realistic and would it even be worth building? With an ever growing global population, we will need more transport options, is this sort of project the answer?