Prince Zabëlle I Road
|Prince Zabëlle I Road|
|Maintained by MOT|
|Length||3.38 metres (11 ft)|
Late 2018 (incorporated)
|Intersections||New Eiffel Main Route 1 (north)|
Dead Tree Lane (southwest)
|Nation||Grand Duchy of Australis|
|List of roads in New Eiffel|
Prince Zabëlle I Road — designated 06f under the New Eiffelic Road Numbering System (NERNS) — was a short, roughly 3.38-metre (11 ft) long road in eastern Új Repülő, the erstwhile Principality of New Eiffel, and later the State of New Eiffel in the now-disestablished Grand Duchy of Australis. It served as a connector route between the New Eiffel Main Route 1 (02f) to an intersection between the J16 (01f) and Dead Tree Lane (03f). It was named after the founder and first prince of New Eiffel, Zabëlle I, which made it the only official thing to be named after the prince within New Eiffel. The road was frequently regarded as the worst in New Eiffel, as it was never paved nor regularly maintained; according to the New Eiffelic Ministry of Transportation (MOT), it was the least used road in New Eiffel in 2020. Following the dissolution of New Eiffel on 1 November 2020, the roadway briefly became located in the Australissian state of New Eiffel between 12 January and 9 September 2021, when the state seceded back into the United Kingdom. The road comprised a single street, Diamond Street of the Esteemed Gems, which had been proclaimed on 10 March 2020.
Prince Zabëlle I Road was unpaved, and ran southbound in eastern Új Repülő. The roadway began at the New Eiffel Main Route 1 in Gæ Pis Street, due southbound; it passed a playground that belonged to New Eiffel School to the west, and New Finland Monument to the east. After roughly 3.38-metres (11 ft), it terminated at an intersection between the J16 and Dead Tree Lane in the undesignated area of Dead Tree, overlooking Plitvice Bomb Shelter—an air-raid shelter that was built in the United Kingdom during World War II. The road comprised a single street, Diamond Street of the Esteemed Gems, which had been proclaimed on 10 March 2020. The road was commonly regarded as the worst road in New Eiffel, as it was not paved nor regularly maintained.
The route followed a concrete pathway that was originally used for walking, and had been built between 15 January and 20 March 1946. Between 31 July–2 August 2016, during the construction of New Eiffel School, the concrete was removed in order to make room for the construction of a playground. Tree bark was poured over the old route in order to create a new, stylised pathway for the playground. After mid-2017, it became unmaintained, and weeds began growing over the tree bark. In March 2018, now claimed by the Republic of New Finland—a distant predecessor to New Eiffel—the route began to be used as a connector between the New Eiffel Main Route 1 and the J16; however it remained unincorporated.
In April 2018, following the opening of the more well-maintained Dead Tree Lane, the road became rarely used. By late 2018, Prince Zabëlle I Road had been officially incorporated as a New Eiffelic road, and was named after the prince of New Eiffel. On 10 March 2020, the street Diamond Street of the Esteemed Gems was proclaimed spanning Prince Zabëlle I road by the Ministry of Transportation. Following the dissolution of New Eiffel on 1 November, the roadway briefly became located in the Australissian state of New Eiffel between 12 January and 9 September 2021, when the state seceded back into the United Kingdom.
According to the New Eiffelic Ministry of Transportation, it was the least used road in New Eiffel in 2020. Although the roadway had always been unpaved and poorly maintained, it was the only way to directly connect the New Eiffel Main Route 1 with the J16, making it a necessary route. However, in April 2018, brothers Zabëlle and Janus Smith cleaned-up a recently-discovered stone pathway (which would retroactively be known as Dead Tree Lane) and reconstructed it as a New Finlandic road, originally with the intent of using it for recreational cycling. Although it connected to the New Eiffel Main Route 1 via Új Repülő Street which was slightly further away, the roadway was significantly better maintained than the Prince Zabëlle I Road, and was also paved. By May, Prince Zabëlle I Road became rarely unused, and was even omitted from several transportation maps as well as the official Ministry of Transportation's road closure data.
Prince Zabëlle I Road served as a connector route between the New Eiffel Main Route 1 and an intersection between the J16 and Dead Tree Lane.
|0||0||↑ New Eiffel Main Route 1||02f|
|3.38||11||← Dead Tree Lane||03f|
|1.000 m = 3.280 ft; 1.000 ft = 0.304 m|
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