Highway 31 (Israel)
Highway 31 is an inter-city highway in southern Israel. It begins at Zohar junction south of Neve Zohar, where it meets Highway 90 just west of the Dead Sea. It passes through Arad, Kuseife, Hura, Lakiya and Lehavim, and it terminates at HaNasi junction near Eshel HaNasi.
As of 2001, the western terminus of Highway 31 was Lehavim junction and the intersection with Highway 40. The portion of the road west of this junction has opened to traffic after 2001.
There are plans to upgrade the highway to two lanes in each direction.
Junctions on the route
|Neve Zohar||Highway 90 (Israel)|
|Arad||Hebron Boulevard, HaTa'asiya Boulevard|
|(Arad Industrial Zone entrance)||Arad||HaTa'asiya Boulevard/Entrance to the Arad Industrial Zone|
|צומת תל ערד
(Tel Arad Junction)
|Tel Arad||Highway 80 (Israel)|
|(Kuseife entrance)||Kuseife||Entrance to Kuseife|
|(Trijat entrance)||Drijat||Entrance to Mickhol and Trijat|
|(Unnamed Junction)||Abu Sabid||Route 316|
|(Hura entrance)||Hura||Entrance to Hura|
|Tel Shoket||Highway 60 (Israel)|
|(Lakiya entrance)||Lakiya||Entrance to Lakiya|
|(Unnamed Junction)||Lakiya||Route 358|
|Lehavim||Entrance to Lehavim|
|Lehavim||Highway 40 (Israel)|
|(Rahat entrance)||Rahat||Entrance to Rahat|
|Eshel HaNasi||Highway 25 (Israel)|
Road 31, nicknamed road of death  had been declared a red road (a road that has more than average number of fatal accidents) by both Or Yarok and the Israeli police. The road had an average of 2 fatal accidents per month between 2011 and 2013, and had a total of 87 dead and 1399 wounded up until 2015.