Route 531 (Israel)

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ISR-HW531.png

Route 531
531 כביש
Route information
Length: 7.2 km (4.5 mi)
15.2 km (9.4 mi)
upon completion of western extension
Major junctions
West end: Kfar Malal Junction
 
  • Sokolov Interchange
  • Tel Hai Interchange
  • Elishama Interchange
  • Jaljulia Junction
East end: Horshim Interchange
Location
Major cities: (Rishpon), (Kfar Shmaryahu), (Herzliya), Ra'anana, Kfar Malal, Kfar Saba, Elishama, Jaljulia, Horshim
Highway system

Roads in Israel

Highways
Route 531 just before its current western end.

Route 531 (Hebrew: כביש 531‎), is a suburban freeway in the southern Sharon region of Israel, just north of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area.

Herzliya–Ra'anana extension[edit]

The highway currently begins at Kfar Malal and Kfar Saba and terminates at Highway 6. In 2008 a PFI tender was issued to continue constructing the highway westward towards Highway 20 (Ayalon Highway) near the Mediterranean coast. By doing so it will pass nearby several large cities and connect all the major north-south highways in the region: Highway 6, Highway 4 and Highway 20. The project also includes extending Highway 20 several kilometers northwards, connecting it and Route 531 to Highway 2 (the Coastal Highway) heading northbound at a new interchange near Ga'ash.[1]

In addition, the project includes constructing a dual-track railway including a long railway tunnel and several passenger stations in the median of the highway along nearly the entire length of the road (using a design similar to the recently completed Route 431 suburban freeway). The new railway will connect the existing Hod HaSharon Railway Station to the Coastal Railway.

Shapir Engineering won the tender to extend the road and railway, but due to financial disagreements and complications caused by the worldwide financial crisis, the government canceled the PFI tender in the summer of 2010. Instead, the project will be funded directly by the treasury and managed by the National Roads Company and be split off to several sections, each of which will be tendered separately at an estimated total cost of NIS 4 billion (equivalent to slightly over US$1 billion), a move which will postpone completion by four years, to late 2016.[2]

Interchanges & Junctions[edit]

km Name Type Meaning Location Road(s) Crossed
Under Construction (Completion: 2016)[3][4][5]
(0) מחלף
(Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg Rishpon,
Kfar Shmaryahu,
Herzliya
ISR-HW20.png Ayalon Highway,
to ISR-HW2 blue.png Highway 2
(3.9) מחלף
(Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg Ra'anana,
Herzliya
ISR-HW541.png Route 541
(Derech Yerushalayim)
(5.6) מחלף
(Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg Ra'anana Ben Gurion St.
(7.1) מחלף רעננה דרום
(Ra'anana Darom Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg Ra'anana South Ra'anana,
Kfar Malal
ISR-HW4.png Highway 4,
ISR-HW554.png Route 554
(Tchernichovsky St.)
0 (8) צומת מל"ל
Malal Junction
ILramzor2.svg Named after
Moshe Leib Lilienblum
Kfar Malal,
Kfar Saba
ISR-HW402.png Route 402
(HaSharon St.)
(Ein Hai St.)
0.7 (8.7) מחלף סוקולוב
Sokolov Interchange
AB-AS-blau.svg
ILjunction-sokolov.png
Named after
Nahum Sokolow
Kfar Saba Sokolov St.
1.8 (9.8) מחלף תל חי
Tel Hai Interchange
AB-AS-blau.svg
ILjunction-telhai.png
Hill of Life Kfar Saba,
Hod HaSharon
Tel Hai St.,
Shazar St.
3.2 (11.2) מחלף אלישמע
Elishama Interchange
AB-AS-blau.svg
ILjunction-elishama.png
ult. named after
Elishama, son of Ammihud
Kfar Saba,
Elishama
ISR-HW40.png Highway 40
5.8 (13.8) מחלף ג'לג'וליה
Jaljulia Interchange
AB-AS-blau.svg
ILjunction-jaljulia.svg
Named after location Jaljulia,
Hagor,
Horshim
ISR-HW444.png Route 444,
to ISR-HW5233.png Road 5233
7.2 (15.2) מחלף חורשים
Horshim Interchange
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg
ILjunction-horashim.png
Ploughmen Horshim ISR-HW6.png Highway 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Last Two Tenders for Route 531 Published". Port2Port. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2013-07-11. (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Avi Bar-Eli (2011-01-16). "A Year After the PFI Tender was Canceled — Route 531 Project Resumes". TheMarker. Retrieved 2011-01-16. (Hebrew)
  3. ^ "Route 531 - Between Route 402 and Highway 20". National Roads Company of Israel. Retrieved 2013-01-29. (Hebrew)
  4. ^ "Ashtrom is the winner of the tender". National Roads Company of Israel. Retrieved 2013-01-29. (Hebrew)
  5. ^ "Construction of new route 531". Israel Ministry of Transport, National Infrastructure & Road Safety. Retrieved 2013-01-29. (Hebrew)

Coordinates: 32°10′6.18″N 34°54′35.54″E / 32.1683833°N 34.9098722°E / 32.1683833; 34.9098722