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Israeli Highways


For some reason it is not easy to find high quality pictures of Israel's highway and road network, but a recently started thread in the Israeli forums prompted me to start one here.

Israel has a developed road network connecting all major towns and cities. A lot of roads are dual carriageways, but most of them are classified as "expressways" and contain at-grade intersections. However, there is a network of motorways that spans the densely populated shoreline.

The network is numbered, with odd numbers representing roads going east-west, and even numbers representing roads going north-south. Road numbers can consist of one, two, three, or four digits. The higher the number of digits, the less significant the road is (and a different colour is used for the number of each of the four categories). Roads that consist of a single digit are generally built to motorway standards, except for some sections that include at-grade intersections but will be upgraded (according to a new plan). The only exception is Highway 20, which is known more commonly by its name, "Ayalon Highway", and despite consisting of two digits it is a motorway in all of its length and is the busiest road in Israel. Also, some three-digit roads (such as the Begin Expressway in Jerusalem) are also dual carriageways.

All highways are free to drive on, except for the newly built (and still under construction) Highway 6, which is an electronic toll road.

I couldn't find a decent map of the road network, so I placed a more general map:

 

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Nice!!!!
 

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Road 20 (Ayalon Hw)

major intracity freeway in Israel. The road goes through the center of the Tel Aviv area from north to south (with a planned east-west branch as well) and connects all of the major highways leading to the city - such as Highway 4 from Ashdod and the South, Highway 2 from Haifa and the North, Highway 5 from the East, and Highway 1 from Jerusalem and the Southeast. The Ayalon Highway is heavily travelled and some 750,000 vehicles per day use its main section[citation needed]. It consists of a multi-lane highway with a multi-track railway located between the opposite travel lanes. Some of the highway's route is along the Ayalon River, hence its name.





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Arlozorov Interchange (one of the most busiest)



Wolfson Interchange











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Moshe Dayan Interchange


Glilot Interchange


at night






general shots of the road
















Northern part of the road

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Very impressive motorways. However, motorway overhead signs have some elements of American design, and it obviously is not a good thing ;) Plus, there are too many textual messages IMHO. For instance, a simple EXIT signs becomes so big because the word 'EXIT' is written in 3 different languages :lol:
 

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Very impressive motorways. However, motorway overhead signs have some elements of American design, and it obviously is not a good thing ;) Plus, there are too many textual messages IMHO. For instance, a simple EXIT signs becomes so big because the word 'EXIT' is written in 3 different languages :lol:
Hehe I couldn't agree more actually, I think the signing in Israel is very messy because of the 3 languages. They should write everything in English only :) Especially, if you happen to be able to read more than one (like me), it actually becomes quite confusing because not all languages get mentally "filtered" :)
 

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I wouldn't expect anyone (sightseers) to be capable of reading some "strange characters", not recognizable for most of the world. They have to be in 2 alphabets, otherwise someone might get lost somewhere.
 

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I'm guessing he meant to replace some textual signs with pictorial ones. The example with the exit sign in three languages is quite hilarious when it could be a simple icon which everyone would understand.
 
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