The first private highway “Meridian” from Russia to China will be laid across eight regions, and its longest section will be in the Saratov region.
The route will stretch across the territory of the Orenburg region, then - a small section - of the Samara region, the largest section - about 670 km - will be in the Saratov region, and then the route will cross five constituent entities of the Russian Federation and adjoin the border with Belarus, said State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin.
Meridian will become part of the promising transport corridor Europe - Western China. The length of the Meridian in the Russian Federation will be over 2000 km. The construction of the track that meets all the characteristics of the highest technical category with four-lane traffic is going to be completed by the 2024 year.