Highway 65 (Jordan)

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Dead Sea Highway
طريق بحر الميت
65 طريق
Dead Sea Highway passing by the Dead Sea
Route information
Part of Mashreq-M40.gifMashreq-M50.gifMashreq-M55.gif
Length: 419 km (260 mi)
Major junctions
North end: Mokhiba
Syria/Israel Golan Heights
  Shuna al-Shomaliya, Highway 10
Jordan R Crossing, IsraelISR-HW71.png Hwy 71
Karima, Highway 20
Salt, Highway 30
K Hussein Bdg, State of PalestineIsraelMashreq-M40.gifISR-HW90.png Hwy 90
Shaghur, Mashreq-M40.gif Highway 40
Potash, Highway 50
Feifa, Highway 60
Wadi Araba Crossing, IsraelISR-HW109.png Route 109
Aqaba, Mashreq-M47.gif Highway 80
South end: Aqaba
Highway 15
Saudi ArabiaMashreq-M50.gifMashreq-M55.gifRoute 5-KSA.png Highway 5
Location
Districts: Irbid
Balqa
Madaba
Karak
Tafilah
Aqaba
Highway system
Highways of Jordan

Highway 65, also known as the Dead Sea Highway, is a north–south highway in Jordan. It starts in Aqaba passing through Wadi Araba, and adjacent to the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley to the western suburbs of the city of Irbid in Jordan's northern tip. Its northern intention is to cross to the Syrian Golan Heights, however the road is cut off, since the region is under Israeli occupation

Development[edit]

The first part of the highway was conceived in 1974 as the Safi-Aqaba Highway. After the highway had reached Safi (in 1977), further plans were developed for a Dead Sea Highway to the north. For a long time however, there was an incomplete section between Mazra'a to Zara.

Later, Highway 65 became included in the Jordanian 25-year plan to build an extensive road network which travels around the country. It involves building beltways around major cities such as Irbid, Salt or its capital, Amman. This project's road-improvement investigation is expected to reach USD$1.8 billion when complete.

Tourist attractions[edit]

This highway runs north-south from Irbid Governorate along the Dead Sea. North from the Dead Sea is a place called Potash City, down to Aqaba.

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