As reported in Port2Port: Highway 1, will be widened and upgraded significantly during the next few year, at a cost of NIS 2.6 billion
The Tel Aviv – Jerusalem road will be widened and upgraded significantly during the next few year.
According to press release issued by the Ministry of Transport the widening, at a cost of NIS 2.6 billion, will involve major renovations which will affect the section from the Sha’ar Hagai interchange where Route 1 starts its climb through the Judean Hills to the capital.
The planning bodies approved the widening of the road to three lanes in both directions more than a year ago.
The project includes digging two long tunnels, each 650 meters long, under the Harel bridge, building two 800-meter bridges to replace the dangerous Motza curve, as well as various other bridges, tunnels and improvements.
It is also understood that a special ecological bridge will be built near the Shoresh Junction to allow wild animals to cross the road safely.