Support The Moscow Times!

Agency Plans to Build 'Musical Road' in Siberia

KRASNOYARSK — Russian authorities are looking to up the fun factor of traveling in Siberia with a proposal of "musical roads" to be built in the Krasnoyarsk region.

Musical roads are created by making grooves in the road surface that make sounds when driven over, and spacing them at specific intervals so that the sounds form a melody.

So far, only four countries in the world offer this type of entertainment — Denmark, Japan, South Korea and the United States.

But now the Krasnoyarsk region's state-run road management agency has plans to create musical roads in the province, an agency spokesman said.

He gave no timeframe and did not specify a melody to be played. But he said the sound would only appear when driving under the speed limit.

Melodies currently played by musical roads worldwide include "The William Tell Overture," "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and Japanese pop tunes.

Read more

We need your help now more than ever.

Independent media outlets and journalists in Russia are being increasingly targeted with “foreign agent” and “undesirable” labels, threatening the existence of the free press day by day.

Your donation to The Moscow Times directly supports the last independent English-language news source within Russia.