Not really. Its just near-impossible to build roads on tundra.
If it were, there’d be highways all over the Canadian far north as well.
The Haul Road in Alaska only exists because of massive infusions of maintainence and efforts to keep it going and its only 450mi long.
Most folks here have zero concept of how big Rusiia is and how expensive it is to move a lot of stuff over those kinds of distances (and build on permafrost).
We all needed the education. Thanks.
I think that a lack of demand for such roads is a contributing factor.
I live at the end of the Taylor highway in Eagle, Alaska; highway has been washed out including bridges for 3 weeks; maybe single lane nx weekend. Dang Feds won’t let state have permits to fix it right, so they keep putting up single lane sections and road keeps giving way off the cliff.
That didn’t look so bad in Russia