Sochi Builds ‘World’s Most Expensive Road’

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A number of brand new, overwhelming infrastructure and installations are currently in place to host the Sochi 2014 Olympics. From sports arenas and mountain courses, to hotels and a railway system that’s been deemed the “World’s Most Expensive Road.’

It’s a twenty-five mile mountain stretch of highway connecting the seaside arenas to the mountains that cost an estimated $9.4 billion to build – if you break it down, it’s about $200 million per kilometer. – The highway alone is more expensive than the entire budget of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Many say that ‘rampant corruption’ and a monopoly of ‘Russian Railways’ (the state rail company are to blame for the outrageously high cost of the road’s construction.

Sources
The Atlantic Cities
The Christian Science Monitor
Fox News
Telegraph