Highway/Freeway System, Australia

Australia’s Highway 1 is a single highway “ring road” that circumscribes the entire country. At 9,010 miles (14,500 km), it is the world’s longest national highway. Highway 1 was established in 1955. It is the key to seeing at least the periphery of Australia, although it does not enter the countryside interior. Highway 1 links all the Australian state capitals, and even has a section connected to Hobart Island off the southeast coast of the country.

Australians drive on the left side of the road (like drivers in the United Kingdom, and unlike drivers in the United States). The road conditions vary widely. Portions of the highway system are freeways with multiple lanes, others are two-lane roads, and some are even one-lane roads, for example, in ...

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