Highway 65 (Jordan)
Dead Sea Highway passing by the Dead Sea
|Length:||380 km (240 mi)|
|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. It is over 5,000 years old. This highway was first constructed by the Romans, and was part of the Via Nova Traiana. it is one of the most historic highways in the world (see historic King's Highway).
Highway 65 is 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.
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