European route E22
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The European route E 22 is one of the longest European routes. It has a length of about 5,320 km (3,310 mi). Many of the E-roads have been extended into Asia since the year 2000; the E 22 was extended on 24 June 2002.
|Length:||5,320 km (3,310 mi)|
|West end:||Holyhead (Wales)|
|East end:||Ishim (Russia)|
|Countries:||United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Latvia, Russia|
|International E-road network|
Bunde - A 280 - Autobahndreieck Bunde - A 31 - Autobahndreieck Leer - A 28 - Autobahndreieck Oldenburg West - A 28 - Autobahndreieck Stuhr- A 1 - Bremen - A 1 - Hamburg -A 1 - Autobahnkreuz Lübeck - Bundesautobahn 20 A 20 - Autobahndreieck Vorpommern B 96- Stralsund - Sassnitz - ferry line run by Scandlines via the Baltic Sea to Sweden
There are currently plans to reroute the E22 between Lübeck and Westerstede, to go north of Hamburg and Bremen over the A20, when this new motorway will be built around 2020. The E22 would then use the planned tunnel under the Elbe at Drochtersen.
In Sweden, E-Roads do not have national numbers. There is currently no ferry across the Baltic Sea between Norrköping and Ventspils. The best ferry alternative is from Nynäshamn to Ventspils. The line is run by Scandlines.
Zasitino - M9 - Velikie Luki - M9 - Moscow - M7 - Vladimir - M7 - Nizhniy Novgorod - M7 - Kazan - M7 - Yelabuga - Izhevsk - Igra - P242 - Perm - P242 (Asia) - Yekaterinburg - P351 - Tyumen - P402 - Ishim
Between Kazan and Igra, the road goes the detour over Yelabuga, because the shortest route between Kazan and Igra uses a ferry over the Vyatka River ( ), and the road is a bad gravel road around that area. Google Maps shows the E 22 to use the ferry, but that is wrong; the UN convention lists Yelabuga along a paved road without any ferry. Both routes are visible in Google Streetview. A much used shortcut is Izhevsk - Votkinsk - Perm.
Between Perm and Ishim, the E 22 follows the Trans-Siberian Railway.
E 22 over Afsluitdijk in Netherlands
E 22 at Norrköping, Sweden
E 22/M9 begins in Moscow
E 22 in Pokrov, Russia
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