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the world's most spectacular roads

We all love twisting and curving roads. But for getting from point A to point B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners and go straight.

Here are 10 of the straightest of the straight roads in the world

Highway 85

Following the heart of Saudi Arabia, the Highway 85 is 693 miles(1,116 km) of straightness close to the border with Jordan. This asphalted road links Jubail (in the Eastern province on the Persian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia) and Turaif in Northern Borders Province. It’s a straight road running right through the desert for 9 h 15 min  perfectly straight, but the corners are very long sweepers, when they do come about.

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ND-46 W

Located in the state of North Dakota, the ND-46 W is 120 miles (193km) stretch of straightness near Fargo. This asphalted road links Oxbow (in Cass County) and Streeter (Stutsman County). It’s a straight road with a few kinks breaking up slightly the straight parts for 1 h 56 min.

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Highway 10

Located in the heart of Saudi Arabia, the Highway 10  is 120 miles (193km) stretch of straightness. This asphalted road links Haradh and Al Batha. It’s a straight road running right through the desert for 2 h 1 min.

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US-54 W

The US-54 W going through three states with no real discernable curves is 108 miles (173km) stretch of straightness. This asphalted road links Liberal (county seat of Seward County) and Dalhart (Dallam County). It’s a straight road running through three states (Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma) for 1 h 55 min.

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Eyre Highway

Eyre Highway is an asphalted highway in Australia, with a length of 1,675 km (1041 mi), linking Western Australia and South Australia via the Nullarbor Plain. It includes what is said to be the longest straight stretch of road in the country: 146.6 kilometres (91.1 mi) without any turn. For much of its length, it can be described as a long and lonely road.

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US-83 S 

Located on the border of USA and Canada, the US-83 S  is 94 mile (151km) stretch with slight kinks that goes from North Dakota straight into Canada. The road is one of the best driving roads in the country. It’s asphalted and links Minot is a city located in north central North Dakota and the Lyleton border crossing station. Expect 1 h 38min to drive this section.

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I-10

Located in Arizona, United States, the I-10 is 89 miles (143km) of dead straight road outside Phoenix.  The road, with two slight corners over 80 miles, links Buckeye (in Maricopa County) and Brenda (in La Paz County). It’s a straight road running right through the desert for 1 h 14 min.

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SK-33 W

Located in the heart of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, the SK-33 W is 85 mile (138km) stretch of straightness near Regina. This asphalted road links Stoughton and Regina, the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Expect 1 h 22min to drive this section.

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I-80W 

Located in the heart of the state of Nebraska, the I-80 W is 77.7 miles (125km) stretch of straightness near Lincoln. This asphalted road, known as the Cristopher Columbus Highway, links Lincoln, the capital of the state of Nebraska and Grand Island in Hall County. Expect 1 h 4min to drive this section.

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CO-17 

Located in Colorado, United States, the CO-17 is 48 miles (77km) of dead straight road located in the San Luis Valley. The road is asphalted and links US-285 and Alamosa. It’s a straight road running right through the valley for 46 min.

 

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