What's The World's Most Remote Road?

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Roads are specifically designed to get you from one place to another. By definition, they shouldn't be very remote, but that's not always the case.

The problem is that cities die out and roads that once went somewhere important don't really go anywhere now. With every abandoned mine, you have an abandoned mining road leading out to it. With every lost city, there's a lost road going there.

The most remote stretch of road in the Continental US' Interstate Highway system is probably I-70 in Utah, between Salina and Green River. On those 100 straight, empty miles, there are 80 miles between service stations, the longest distance on any interstate highway.


Surely you can find a more remote stretch of road somewhere in the Himalayas, or maybe way out on Novaya Zemlya or another one of Russia's Arctic islands.

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There are roads, buses and at least a cop car on Tristan da Cunha.

"It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world." according to Wikipedia.