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6 facts tagged with Road Facts
Rosa Parks Highway
In 2000, the KKK adopted a stretch of highway near St Louis, the MO government responded by renaming the road the “Rosa Parks Highway.”
The world's officially recognised steepest street is Baldwin Street, with a 35% gradient, in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Japan's Musical Roads
Japan has a network of "melody roads" that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.
There's a road in Lancaster, CA that has grooves carved in such a way that when you drive over them at 55 MPH, they will play a part of Rossini's "The William Tell Overture."
The Gate Tower Building skyscraper in Japan has a highway passing through its fifth, sixth and seventh floors.
The United States has paved enough roads to circle the Earth over 150 times.