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Highway 79 (Israel)

Highway 79
79 כביש
Route information
Length: 29 km (18 mi)
Major junctions
west end: Afek Junction
 
  • Bialik Interchange
  • Gil'am Interchange
  • Somekh Interchange
  • Shfar'am Interchange
  • HaMovil Junction
  • Avihu Junction
east end: Mashhad Interchange
Location
Major cities: Kiryat Bialik, Kiryat Ata, Shfar'am, Nazareth
Highway system

Roads in Israel

Highways

Highway 79 is an east-west highway in northern Israel. It crosses the Zevulun Valley and the western Lower Galilee. The road leads from Kiryat Bialik to Mashhad north of Nazareth. It is 27 km long.

Development

On January 19, 2009, a tender was published to widen 8.5 km of the highway next to HaMovil Junction to 2 lanes per direction, including the construction of several interchanges, at the cost of NIS 500 million.[1]

Junctions (east to west)

km Name Type Meaning Location Road(s) Crossed
0 צומת עין אפק
(Afek Junction)
Afek Spring Kiryat Bialik Highway 4
(Derech Acco)
0.2 Kiryat Bialik HaMakabim St.
0.5 eastbound only Kiryat Bialik Etzel St.
0.9 מחלף ביאליק
(Bialik Interchange)
Named after
Hayim Nahman Bialik
Kiryat Bialik Highway 22
(Bay Highway)
2.8 צומת אפק
(Afeq Junction)
Named after
biblical location
[2]
Afek entrance road
5.5 מחלף גילעם
(Gil'am Interchange)
Named after location of former
Jewish refugee camp
Kiryat Ata Route 781
6.7 מחלף תל
(Tal Interchange)
Named after
neighborhood of Kiryat Ata
Dew
Kiryat Ata Toulouse-Lautrec St.
7.9 מחלף סומך
(Somekh Interchange)
named for Rabbi ben Baba
(buried nearby)
who performed ordinations
Kiryat Ata,
Shfar'am
Highway 70
10.5 מחלף שפרעם
(Shfar'am Interchange)
several possible etymologies Shfar'am Mahmud Darwish St.
11.3 מחלף עדי
(Adi Interchange)
Ornament Shfar'am,
Adi
Road 310,
local road
13 מחלף שפרעם מזרח
(Shfar'am Mizrah Interchange)
Shfar'am East Shfar'am Road 100
15.8 מחלף ביר אל-מכסור
(Bir al-Maksur Interchange)
Broken Well Bir al-Maksur local road
18.3 צומת יפתחאל
(Yiftah'el Junction)
named after
archeological site
God will open
Alon HaGalil local road,
Route 784
18.7 מחלף המוביל
(HaMovil Interchange)
Aqueduct HaSolelim Highway 77
20 מחלף הסוללים
(HaSolelim Interchange)
the road builders HaSolelim,
Shimshit
local road
23.8 צומת ציפורי
(Tzippori Junction)
ult. named after
ancient location
Tzippori Road 7926
24.3 צומת עילוט
(Ilut Junction)
ult. Lot's Well[3] Ilut local road
25.2 צומת אביהוא
(Avihu Junction)
my father is he Nazareth Route 700
(Seforiya St.)
29.2 צומת משהד
(Mashhad Junction)
grave of a holy man
(referring to Jonah)
[4]
Mashhad,
Reineh,
Upper Nazareth
Route 754
Road 6400

Places of interest on Highway 79

  • Tel Afek
  • Monument to the Bedouin soldier
  • Hasolelim forest nature reserve
  • Tzippori (ancient village)

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ Joshua 19:30
  3. ^ (Hebrew)
  4. ^ (Hebrew)

See also

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