Namorese Interdistrict 12
"The North-South Highway"
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|South end:||I-2 in Sicho, Southern Namor|
Error creating thumbnail: File missingI-112 in Esquarian City, Southern Namor
I-2 in Namo, Capital District
|North end:||K19 in Nozama City, West Nozama|
Namorese Interdistrict 12 (12-xо Куджикосу), also known as the North-South Highway (Нанпеи Косу), is a major Namorese highway running from southern to central Namor (the "Old North"). I-12 connects four major metropolitan centers - Sicho, Esquarian City, Namo and Nozama City.
The highway was built prior to the introduction of the Interdistrict highway. Although the major Namorese cities were connected by road in some way or another, the roads were mediocre in quality and transportation was difficult.
The Republic of Namor allocated its resources to build a highway connecting Namo and Nozama City, but with the onset of the Namorese Civil War construction was halted. By the time the Republicans were out of power, only one-quarter of the proposed highway had been completed.
Yunglang Antelope ordered the construction of the "North-South Highway" as part of the post-revolutionary reconstruction and rejuvenation program, ostensibly to show off the infrastructure building skills of the "new Namor," actually to improve communications between areas in central Namor and the central government. The highway was completed within a year, and the Liberationist Party of Namor hailed it as an "unprecedented feat" because no other country had completed a highway of such length within such a short period of time. The new highway was named the Revolutionary Freeway.
It wasn't until the end of the Green Fever when the Gelai Antelope administration admitted that the highway had been hastily completed, and that it was showing severe signs of falling apart. Thus, in NMR 2320 the Ministry of Transport set off to renovate the highway. This took around five years, and finally the Ministry announced that the highway is "safe and accessible" for drivers. The name "Revolutionary Freeway" was abandoned; in turn, the highway was given the name Interdistrict 12.
In NMR 2340, Interdistrict 4 - a highway that ran from Sicho, across Esquarian City and ended in Namo - was merged with Interdistrict 12.
Sicho, Esquarian City and Namo
The highway begins in Sicho, where it converges from Namorese Interdistrict 2 and Expressway 22. The former continues along its own course while the latter ends where I-12 begins.
From Sicho, I-12 passes through many suburban areas and large towns. At Esquarian City, part of I-12 branches out to form the auxiliary route of I-112. I-2 travels along the coastline while I-112 travels deeper within the city and across the Yangshao River. The two routes rejoin north of the Yangshao.
In Namo, I-12 meets several other highways and routes, primarily Interdistrict 2 and Interdistrict 25.
I-12 passes through the municipalities of Peichin and Gucheng, as well as several other small towns and villages in East Nozama. More rural areas can be seen in East Nozama than in the Namo-Sicho-Esquarian City area.