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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #241
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Why would Highway 2 have green signage? Don't all national highways have blue or red signs?
Red? Motorways have blue signs, other intercity highways have green ones.

There is a full explanation earlier in this thread.

If you mean the background colour of the road number, then yes, it is red.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:05 PM   #242
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Thanks. Yeah, I meant the background color of the road number.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #243
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Thanks. Yeah, I meant the background color of the road number.
OK. Incidentally, so-called "regional highways" DO have green backgrounds to their road numbers. They usually have 3-digit numbers and some of them are important roads, like Road 443 or Road 412.

They can even be motorways; just one regional highway is classified as a motorway - Road 431, which is brand new, and only partially open as yet. It is supposed to be fully open in January. Road 531 will also be a motorway when it is built (0r rather, fully upgraded and extended), apparently in about 2 years.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #244
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Hi all,

This thread hasn't been updated for ages, but after a long time there's something worth reporting:

Road 431 opened last week, from the Anava Interchange near Modiin to the Mevo Ayalon Interchange on Road 20 near Rishon Lezion.

I drove along it for the first time yesterday and it is really rather brilliant; probably the most impressive road in the country. It has 3 or 4 lanes in each direction and 5 intersections with other motorways, meaning that it has some of the most sophisticated interchanges in the country too.

You can now get from Modiin to Rehovot in about 7 minutes, and to Rishon Lezion in about 15.

Here are some miscelaneous photos from the 'net. Not all are of the finished product:











Near Rishon Lezion, the railway goes down the middle of the road. A new railway line is planned along the rest of it to Modiin.



I'll post more pictures as they become available.

More news: The central part of Road 6 is being widened to 2x3; a stretch of maybe 30km.

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Old February 8th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #245
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Another picture of one of the Road 431 interchanges:

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Old February 9th, 2009, 04:55 AM   #246
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Wow, really great pictures!
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Old February 10th, 2009, 06:39 AM   #247
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Great pictures

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Old February 10th, 2009, 07:29 AM   #248
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What's the name used for Jerusalem in Arabic on the signs? Is it a transliteration of Jerusalem/Yerushalaym or Al-Qods?
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Old February 10th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #249
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Oh nevermind, I just saw on the sign that it's Jerusalem with Al-Qods in parentheses. Smart solution. Am I right if I think that the use of Arabic on signs was made compulsory by a Israeli supreme court ruling?
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Old February 10th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #250
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Oh nevermind, I just saw on the sign that it's Jerusalem with Al-Qods in parentheses. Smart solution. Am I right if I think that the use of Arabic on signs was made compulsory by a Israeli supreme court ruling?
Yes, there was a court ruling that all signs have to be in Arabic. There are some postings about it earlier in the thread.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #251
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Here's another one that turned up on a news site. Judging by the lack of markings etc. it was taken shortly before the road opened.


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Old February 11th, 2009, 06:07 AM   #252
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Nice pictures. Does anyone have a map showing the Israel's Freeway/Motorway system?
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Old February 11th, 2009, 10:05 AM   #253
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Nice pictures. Does anyone have a map showing the Israel's Freeway/Motorway system?
Hi,

This link will show you most of it, with colour-coded road numbers etc. Motorways have blue numbers, national highways have red ones, and local highways have green ones. Road 431 is only partially shown. It joins Road 1 in the east near Modiin with Road 20 in the west near Rishon LeTsion (their spelling), crossing Roads 6 and 4 (twice) on the way. Zoom in and out to see the rest:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.615234&z=11
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Old February 14th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #254
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Yesterday I took the train to Tel Aviv and happened to have a camera with me, so here are some videos and photos:

The Anava Interchange near Modiin. Road 1 meets Road 431, and some rail bridges. You can also see the construction of a bridge that will be part of the urban stretch of Road 431 into Modiin:



The train crosses Road 1 at the Ben Gurion Airport:



Going under the Ganot Interchange just outside Tel Aviv. The road is Road 1:



Elevated access road to the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station:







A new underpass in south Tel Aviv:





Taken from the platform at Tel Aviv Hahagana railway station. A railway bridge which is still under construction comes into Platform 5 (u/c). The other bridges are Road 20 (Ayalon):

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Old February 14th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #255
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Very nice pics.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #256
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This is a picture of the Ein Hakore interchange on the soon-to-be-completed Road 431. This is quite a remarkable road, in that it is only 21km long, but it has 5 interchanges with other motorways - 1, 4 (twice), 6 and 20.

At Ein Hakore, Road 431 meets Road 4 and Road 42. In the picture you can quite clearly see that it is a three-level interchange, with one level going under the main road in tunnels and one over.

It was posted last sptember.
And this is how it looks today:

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The opposite direction:

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On the last picture there are irrigation pipes, so I guess they will continue to plant palms and to lay a lawn along the road.


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Old February 14th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #257
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Great pics. I've been looking for a decent pic of Ein Hakore and thought I might actually have to go there and take one.

Road 431 is the poodle's gonads
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Old February 16th, 2009, 05:38 AM   #258
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its time they renovate and build more roads on the Neguev and the Galilee/Golan area...those 1 lane roads are sometimes very dangerous...
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Old February 16th, 2009, 09:00 AM   #259
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Agreed, though many roads in the north are already 2x2, but not motorways. There is no need to build motorways there because traffic isn't heavy enough, and as long as the roads are 2x2 with traffic lights it's fine.

I agree though that the road to the Negev is extremely dangerous, and has some really bad accidents from time to time. It is not a heavily-traveled road, but it's very high-speed (people go over 100km/h on it) and curvy.

I think a good solution for the Negev is to create a 2+1 configuration with a concrete barrier in the middle.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #260
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Near Rishon Lezion, the railway goes down the middle of the road. A new railway line is planned along the rest of it to Modiin.

Looks great motorway the railway pass in the middle of this motorway (island)?
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