Highway 12 (Israel)

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Highway 12
כביש 12
Kvish Shteim-'Esrei
Route information
Length71 km (44 mi)
Major junctions
South end
  • Eilat city center (Hwy 90)
  • HaNoflim Square
  • Chabad Square
  • Rabin Square
  • Yotam Square
  • Netafim Border Crossing
  • Sayarim Junction (Hwy 10)
  • entrance to Ovda Airport
North end
  • Shizafon Junction (Hwy 40)
Major cities
Highway system
Roads in Israel
Highway 12 entering Eilat.

Highway 12 is a single carriageway road in the South District of Israel. It surrounds the mountains of Eilat from the north and west, and it connects Eilat to Highway 10 and Highway 40, which lead toward central Israel. Highway 10 continues north toward the Gaza Strip, whereas Highway 40 proceeds to Beersheba via Mizpe Ramon.

Description of the route from south to north[edit]

Highway 12 begins as an urban boulevard in Eilat exiting the city to the west. It then runs northwest toward the border of Israel with Egypt. Then it turns north past the Netafim Border Crossing and the northern mountains of Eilat.

At Sayarim junction it intersects with Highway 10. It continues northeast past Ovda airport and reaches its north terminus at Shizafon junction, where it intersects with Highway 40.

Junctions (south to north)[edit]

km Name Type Meaning Location Road(s) Crossed
Eilat Municipality
Yotam Street
0 Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg city center ISR-HW-90.svg Highway 90
(Derech HaArava)
0.25 Fareskilt 20beige.png Tzofit Topaz St.
0.5 Fareskilt 20beige.png Tzofit Nevi'ot St.
0.65 ככר הנופלים
(HaNoflim Square)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Tzofit Hativat HaNegev Blvd.
0.9 Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Ophir,
Banah Beitecha
Eilot Blvd.
0.95 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ophir Kikar Grof
1.05 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ophir Keidar St.
1.2 Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svgFareskilt 20beige.png Ophir,
Banah Beitecha
Shkhoret St.
1.24 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ophir Efroni St.
1.3 ככר ח"בד
(Chabad Square)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg named after
Banah Beitecha
Argaman Blvd.
1.65 ככר רבין
(Rabin Square)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg named after
Yitzhak Rabin
Mitzpe Yam Sheshet HaYamim Blvd.
1.96 Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Mitzpe Yam Karish St.
2.6 ככר יותם
(Yotam Square)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg named after
Jotham of Judah
Rova' Shivtei Yisrael Derech HaGai,
Derech Harim
Eilat Municipality
3.6 Fareskilt 20.PNG Ramat Yotam
Fuel Tank Farm
entrance road
4.1 Fareskilt 20.PNG Camp Yotam entrance road
5 Fareskilt 20.PNG Edom Munitions Depot entrance road
5.8 Fareskilt 20.PNG Camp Har Asa entrance road
12 Fareskilt 20.PNG Netafim Border Crossing entrance road
19 Fareskilt 20.PNG Camp Uzziah entrance road
41 צומת סיירים
(Sayarim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG military scouts Sayarim Valley ISR-HW-10.svg Highway 10
47 Fareskilt 20.PNG Sayarim Army Base,
Armor Corps Training School
entrance road
56 Fareskilt 20.PNG Ovda Airport entrance road
63 Fareskilt 20.PNG Military Combat
Engineering School
entrance road
65 Fareskilt 20.PNG Ovda IAF Airbase,
entrance road
71 צומת שיזפון
(Shizafon Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Neot Semadar,
Neve Harif
ISR-HW-40.svg Highway 40

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 29°54′39″N 34°52′33″E / 29.91083°N 34.87583°E / 29.91083; 34.87583