World’s Largest Desert Highway opens to traffic in China

  • Beijing-Urumqi Expressway has a total length of 2,450 kilometers

BEIJING – Authorities in China have opened the last three sections of the world’s largest desert highway to traffic.

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The Beijing-Urumqi Expressway, with a total length of 2,450 kilometers, stretches from Beijing to Urumqi, the capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

It crosses through three Gobi deserts, the Tengri, Badan Jaran and Ulan Buh in northwest China.

The highway will shorten the road distance between Beijing and Urumqi by 1,300 kilometers.