R217 highway (Russia)

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M29 marker

Federal Highway M29
Федеральная автомобильная дорога M29
Caucasus Highway
Route information
Part of
Length: 1,118 km (695 mi)
Major junctions
North end: Pavlovskaya
South end: Azerbaijani border
Highway system
Russian Federal Highways

The Russian route M29, also known as the Caucasus Highway, is a trunk road that extends from Krasnodar to Chechnya and Dagestan, terminating at Russia's border with Azerbaijan. Its length is 1118 km.

Major towns along the road include Kropotkin, Nevinnomyssk, Mineralnye Vody, Pyatigorsk, Nalchik, Beslan, Grozny, Gudermes, Khasavyurt, Makhachkala, and Derbent. After crossing the Greater Caucasus, the route continues to Baku.

On November 17, 2010, in accordance with Government Resolution Number 928, the route was given a new designation, Р217 (in latin letters R217); the M29 designation may be used until the end of 2017.

The route near Pyatigorsk as seen from Mount Mashuk