Route 411 (Israel)

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Highway 411
כביש 411
Route information
Length: 16.7 km (10.4 mi)
18 km (11 mi)
upon completion of connection
Component
highways:
Road 4121, Road 4122, Road 4123, Hulda Road
Major junctions
west end: West Rehovot Junction
  Gvirol Interchange
Brenner Junction
Hulda Interchange (planned)
east end: Hulda Junction
Location
Major cities: Rehovot, Kiryat Ekron, Mazkeret Batya, Hulda
Highway system

Roads in Israel

Highways

Route 411 (Hebrew: כביש 411‎), is the designation of a regional route in the Shephelah region in Israel running southeasterly consolidating previous local roads and new construction. The western section begins at Highway 42 near Kfar Gevirol in western Rehovot and continues just past Route 410. The central section, completed in June 2014, continues to the entrance of Kvutzat Shiller. The eastern section begins just short of Highway 40 south of Rehovot and terminates at Highway 3 towards Jerusalem, bypassing the towns of Kiryat Ekron and Mazkeret Batya.

Route description[edit]

The western section of the road starts at Rehovot Ma'arav Junction with Highway 42. This section was previously labeled Road 4121. It runs south-east for approximately 2 km to the newly built elevated Gvirol Junction with Route 410 above the Lod - Ashkelon Railway. It then continues 1.4 km as Road 4122 (Derech Yom HaKippurim), deviating slightly south before the traffic circle at Derech Sheshet HaYamim and continuing to Kvutzat Shiller, forming the central section completed June 2014.[1][2]

The eastern section begins as Road 4123 adjacent to Kvutzat Shiller and Givat Brenner, running 1.9 km to Brenner Junction with Highway 40 adjacent to Kiryat Ekron. After Brenner Junction, the road is known as the Hulda Road, It begins by running south with two junctions and a roundabout providing access to Bilu Center, a major outdoor shopping center and Kiryat Ekron. This section is undivided, with one lane in each direction and is often congested, especially during weekends and holidays. The road then turns south-east, becoming a dual-carriageway for approximately 2.4 km while bypassing Kiryat Ekron and providing access to Mazkeret Batya.

Halfway between the two entrances to Mazkeret Batya, the road is once again downgraded to a single-carriageway for 7.8 km with bridges passing over the Tel Aviv - Be'er Sheva Railway and Highway 6 and an underpass under the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Railway. It passes the entrance to Kibbutz Hulda first settled in 1909, hence the road's historic name. Further east, the road becomes more winding, passing the Hulda Forest, crossing the Shoham Stream and passing the entrance to Mishmar David before terminating at Hulda Junction with Highway 3.

History[edit]

The bypass of Mazkeret Batya and Kiryat Ekron was originally built in the 1960s and was only slightly improved until 2000 when the National Roads Authority began a project to upgrade this section to dual-carriageway standards. These works included the construction of the temporary roundabout at Bilu Center, however they were stopped two years later due to lack of funds, leaving the road in its poor current state. The only section completed as a dual-carriageway is between Beit Elazari and Mazkeret Batya. Traffic lights were added to two of the junctions on this section in 2007.

The bridge over Highway 6 was built in 2002 by Derech Eretz, the Highway 6 operator. The underpass under the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Railway opened in February 2009

The western section was partially opened between Highway 42 and Kfar Gevirol, without the connection to Route 410, on August 18, 2008. It was built as part of a major project to build a grade separation between Route 410 and the Lod - Ashkelon Railway, replacing a dangerous at-grade crossing. The bridge above the railway as well as the junction with Route 410 opened on February 28, 2009.

The National Roads Company of Israel published tenders in 2012 to complete the missing central section between Derech Yom HaKippurim and Kvutzat Shiller.[3][4] Until its completion, the city of Rehovot built an inner bypass via Sheshet HaYamim, Shimon Dubnov, Ben Tzion Fogel, Hazit HaDarom, Shimshon Tzur and David Nuttman Streets as a temporary connection between the two sections. The section was completed in June 2014, three months later than originally planned.

Future plans[edit]

Plans to build an interchange with Highway 6 were approved, and as of early 2009, Derech Eretz was seeking government funding for such a connection.

There are also plans to upgrade all of Route 411 to dual-carriageway, including a grade separation that is under construction in 2011-2012 with the Railway to Beersheba and a new bridge to replace the dangerous curve over Shaham Stream.

Junctions (west to east)[edit]

Route 411 (from bottom left) eastward
crossing Highway 40, curving southeasterly
passing Bilu Center and Kiryat Ekron
Hulda Road southeastward
adjacent to Hulda Forest
km Name Type Meaning Location Road(s) Crossed
Road 4121
0 רחובות מערב
(Rehovot Ma'arav)
ILramzor2.svg West Rehovot Rehovot ISR-HW42.png Route 42
1.4 Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Rehovot Harduf St.
Derech Ben Gurion
1.9 צומת גבירול
(Gvirol Junction)
ILramzor2.svg named after
adjacent neighborhood
ult. Solomon ibn Gabirol
Rehovot
Ge'alya
ISR-HW410.png Route 410 south
to Yavne
2.0 railway overpass ILbridge3.png Lod-Ashkelon Railway
2.1 צומת גבירול
(Gvirol Junction)
ILramzor2.svg Rehovot ISR-HW410.png Route 410 north
(Derech HaYam)
Road 4122 / Derech Yom HaKippurim
planned
3.2 צומת לבאים
(Lehavim Junction)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Rehovot
Gibton
Derech Yom HaKippurim
(to Derech Sheshet HaYamim)
Road 4123
4.7 ILramzor2.svg Rehovot,
Gibton
Kvutzat Shiller
(Gan Shlomo)
Derech David Nuttman
5 Fareskilt 20.PNG Givat Brenner local road
5.2 ILramzor2.svg Givat Brenner local road
Hulda Road
6.6 צומת ברנר
(Brenner Junction)
ILramzor2.svg named after
Yosef Haim Brenner
Givat Brenner,
Kiryat Ekron,
Rehovot,
Kfar Bilu
ISR-HW40.png Highway 40
6.8 Fareskilt 20.PNG Bilu Center
7.1 Fareskilt 20.PNG Bilu Center
7.8 Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Kiryat Ekron,
Ekron 2000
Industrial Park
Yitzhak Rabin Blvd.,
King Hassan II St.
8.3 Fareskilt 20.PNG Beit Elazari,
Tel Nof Airbase
HaRimon St.
8.8 ILramzor2.svg Kiryat Ekron Marvad HaKsamim St.
9.8 Fareskilt 20.PNG Mazkeret Batya,
Ganei Yohanan
Rotschild Blvd.
10.5 Fareskilt 20.PNG Mazkeret Batya Motta Gur Blvd.
12.1 railway overpass ILbridge3.png Tel Aviv-Be'er Sheva
Railway
planned
12.7 מחלף חולדה
(Hulda Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg Mazkeret Batya
Hulda
ISR-HW6.png Highway 6
13.8 railway underpass AB-Tunnel.svg Tel Aviv-Jerusalem
Railway
14.8 Fareskilt 20.PNG Hulda entrance road
15.9 Fareskilt 20.PNG Hulda Forest
(Herzl Forest)
entrance road
17.3 Fareskilt 20.PNG Mishmar David entrance road
18 צומת חולדה
(Hulda Junction)
ILramzor2.svg named after location
ult. after former town
Tal Shahar ISR-HW3.png Highway 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New road opened - Road 411" (in Hebrew). be106 News. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  2. ^ "New road 411 opened to traffic" (in Hebrew). Mazkeret Batya Municipality. Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Highway 411 between Ekron Junction and Gvirol Junction" (in Hebrew). Israel National Roads Company. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  4. ^ "Procurement and execution - tenders - Highway 411" (in Hebrew). Israel National Roads Company. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 

Coordinates: 31°51′34.0″N 34°48′56.0″E / 31.859444°N 34.815556°E / 31.859444; 34.815556