New Highway 6 northern section to open next week

Road 6 northern section Photo: PR

The 5 kilometer Yokneam - Tel Kashish section is a toll road run by a different operator to the rest of Road 6.

A new five kilometer northern section of Road 6 (the Cross Israel Highway) will open to traffic on November 14, the Ministry of Transport and the Cross Israel Highway Ltd. announced today. The new section will include a 1.7 kilometer tunnel at Yokneam with three lanes in each direction.

A further 16 kilometer section with two more tunnels to the Somekh Interchange will be open in the first quarter of 2019. The two new sections of Road 6 will cost NIS 2.5 billion to build.

The new northern section will be operated by Cross Israel 6 North Ltd., a separate operator to Cross Israel Highway Ltd. so that subscriptions will not cover the new section and a separate toll must be paid.

When the new section to the Somekh Interchange is completed, Road 6 will stretch 188 kilometers from the Negev to the Galilee.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - en.globes.co.il - on November 6, 2018

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