Golani Interchange

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Golani Interchange

Golani Interchange (Hebrew: מחלף גולני‎), known as Maskana Junction in Arabic,[1] is a key road interchange in the Lower Galilee region of northern Israel, located east of Haifa and west of Tiberias, at the intersection of highways 65 and 77.[2] The Golani Brigade Museum commemorating the Golani Brigade is situated there.[3]

History[edit]

The previous Golani Junction experienced frequent traffic congestion on weekends and holidays when many Israelis traveled to the north of the country on vacation. Construction began in 2012 on an interchange to replace the former junction at a cost of NIS 300 million.[4][5] The interchange opened for traffic in August 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohen, Hillel (2010). Good Arabs: the Israeli security agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967. University of California Press. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-520-25767-2. 
  2. ^ Jacobs, Daniel; Shirley Eber; Francesca Silvani (1998). Israel and the Palestinian territories: the rough guide. Rough Guides. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-85828-248-0. 
  3. ^ Mansvelt, Juliana (2005). Geographies of consumption. SAGE. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-7619-7430-7. 
  4. ^ a b Berner, Danny (August 20, 2013). "Golani Interchange Opened for Traffic". Israel HaYom (in Hebrew). Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Golani Junction Becoming Interchange". Jerusalem Post. 5 April 2012. 

Coordinates: 32°46′29.6″N 35°24′28.4″E / 32.774889°N 35.407889°E / 32.774889; 35.407889