Highway 40 (Israel)

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Highway 40
כביש 40
Route information
Length294 km (183 mi)
Major junctions
South endKetura Junction
 
  • Nokdim Junction
  • Sara Junction
  • Hativat HaNegev Junction
  • Goral Junction
  • Lehavim Junction
  • Plugot Junction
  • Malakhi Junction
  • Re'em Junction
  • Gedera Junction
  • Bilu Junction
  • Ramlod Interchange
  • Lod Interchange
  • HaTayasim Junction
  • Segula Junction
  • Yarkon Interchange
  • Elishema Interchange
North endKfar Saba
Location
Major citiesMitzpe Ramon, Be'er Sheva, Rahat, Kiryat Malakhi, Gedera, Rehovot, Ramla, Lod, Petah Tikva, Hod HaSharon, Kfar Saba
Highway system
Roads in Israel
Highways

Highway 40 (Hebrew: כביש 40‎) is a north-south intercity road in Israel. At 302 km long, it is the second longest highway in Israel, after Highway 90. The highway runs from Kfar Saba in the center of Israel to the Arabah in the south, serving as a main connection between central Israel and Be'er Sheva.

Route description[edit]

The highway starts at an intersection with Highway 90 near Ketura, about 50 km north of Eilat as a two-lane undivided road. It then continues north, winding through the mountains of the southern Negev. This section includes the "Meishar", which is a completely straight and leveled 12 km stretch of road. The highway descends into the Ramon Crater, crosses it and then ascends 250 meters along "Ma'ale HaAtzmaut" to reach Mitzpe Ramon. From Mitzpe Ramon the highway continues past Ramon Air Force Base and Sde Boker.

The section between Ketura and Sde Boker is a scenic route, and some drivers use this road when driving to Eilat because it provides more attractions and scenery, as opposed to highway 90 which is considered to be safer and faster.

From Sde Boker the highway continues past numerous Bedouin settlements and the Ramat Hovav industrial area. Between Nokdim Junction and Goral Junction the highway forms an eastern bypass of Be'er Sheva, also passing Omer and the Bedouin towns of Shaqib al-Salam and Tel as-Sabi. From Goral Junction the highway continues as a dual-carriageway four lane road, passing Lehavim, Rahat and Kiryat Gat.

Descending the northern ridge of the Ramon Crater

North of Kiryat Malakhi, the highway merges with Highway 3 for 4 km to Re'em Junction. This short section has six lanes (three in each direction). It then continues as a four lane road, passing through Gedera and past Tel Nof Air Force Base and Rehovot. Between Matzliah Junction and Gesher Lod Junction it forms an eastern bypass of Ramle and Lod.

At El Al Junction the highway turns left towards Ben Gurion International Airport and immediately right at a roundabout. It is then downgraded in size to two lanes until IAI Junction, where it becomes a four lane divided carriageway once again. The highway then continues through Petah Tikva and bypasses Hod HaSharon before terminating at an intersection with Highway 55 in Kfar Saba.

Junctions (south to north)[edit]

km Name Type Meaning Location Road(s) Crossed
0 צומת קטורה
(Ketura Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG name of nearby hill and Kibbutz
ult. Second wife of Abraham
[1]
Ketura ISR-HW-90.svg Highway 90
9 צומת נווה חריף
(Neve Harif Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG ult. Moshe Harif Neve Harif local road
10 צומת נאות סמדר
(Ne'ot Smadar Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Beauty of Nascent Fruit Neot Smadar
(Shizafon)
local road
12 צומת שיזפון
(Shizafon Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Suntan Shizafon Army Base ISR-HW-12.svg Highway 12
26 צומת שיטים
(Shittim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Acacia wood
ult. name of ancient location
[2]
Shittim local road
38 צומת ציחור
(Tzihor Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Whiteness, Purity Tzihor Stream ISR-HW-13.svg Highway 13
81 צומת מכתש רמון
(Makhtesh Ramon Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Ramon Crater Makhtesh Ramon local road
90 צומת מצפה רמון
(Mitzpe Ramon Junction)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Ramon Overlook Mitzpe Ramon local road
90.4 Fareskilt 20.PNG Mitzpe Ramon Mount Sagi St.
91 Fareskilt 20.PNG Mitzpe Ramon Mount Oded St.
90 Fareskilt 20.PNG Mitzpe Ramon
Industrial Zone
Mount Katum St.
95 צומת הרוחות
(HaRuchot Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG The Winds Mitzpe Ramon
Landing Strip
ISR-HW-171.svg Route 171
117 צומת ציפורים
(Tziporim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Birds Ramat Tziporim local road
121 צומת מדרשת בן גוריון
(Midreshet Ben Gurion Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Ben Gurion College Midreshet Ben-Gurion local road
125 צומת שדה בוקר
(Sde Boker Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Herding Field Sde Boker local road
126 צומת חלוקים
(Chalukim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Pebbles Har Halukim ISR-HW-204.svg Route 204
140 צומת טללים
(Tlalim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Dew drops Tlalim ISR-HW-211.svg Route 211
143 צומת משאבים
(Mash'abim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Resources Mashabei Sadeh ISR-HW-222.svg Route 222
152 צומת הנגב
(HaNegev Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW-224.svg Route 224
to Yeruham
156 צומת רמת בקע
(Ramat Beka Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Rift Hill Ramat Beka' local road
159.7 צומת אל-דנפירי
(al-Danfiri Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg al-Danfiri,
al-'Azazme,
al-Jarjawi
local road
160 צומת רמת חובב
(Ramat Hovav Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Ramat Hovav
Industrial Zone
local road
163 צומת מסעודין אל-עזאזמה
(Mas'udin al-Azazme Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG al-'Azazme,
Abu 'Afash
local road
164.3 צומת תראבין א-צאנע
(Tirabin as-Sana Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Tirabin al-Sana local road
167 צומת אוהלים/הנוקדים
(Ohalim/HaNokdim Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Tents/The Shepherds ISR-HW-406.svg Route 406
172 מחלף שרה
(Sara Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-sarah.png Sarah Beer Sheva ISR-HW-25.svg Highway 25
176 צומת חטיבת הנגב
(Hativat HaNegev Junction)
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-hativathanegev.png Negev Brigade Beer Sheva ISR-HW-60.svg Highway 60
184 צומת גורל
(Goral Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Destiny ISR-HW-406.svg Route 406
191 צומת להבים
(Lehavim Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Named after location near Lehavim ISR-HW-31.svg Highway 31
ISR-HW-310.svg Route 310
197 צומת דבירה
(Devira Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Devira,
az-Ziadna
ISR-HW-3255.svg Road 3255
200 צומת קמה
(Kama Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Named after location Beit Kama ISR-HW-293.svg Route 293
209 צומת מאחז
(Ma'ahaz Junction)
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-maahaz.png Outpost Mishlat Ma'ahaz ISR-FW-6.svg Highway 6
214 צומת אחוזם
(Ahuzam Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG ult. Ahuzam, son of Asher[3] Ahuzam local road
216 צומת איתן
(Eitan Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Steadfast Eitan ISR-HW-3403.svg Road 3403
218 צומת עוזה
(Eitan Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG ult. Be Strong[4] Uza local road
219 צומת קרית גת דרום
(Kiryat Gat Darom)
Israel road sign 122.svg South Kiryat Gat Eitan ISR-HW-3403.svg Road 3403
(Derech HaDarom)
223 צומת פלוגות
(Plugot Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Kiryat Gat ISR-HW-35.svg Highway 35
226 צומת קוממיות
(Kom'miut Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG ISR-HW-353.svg Route 353
ISR-HW-3553.svg Road 3553
228 צומת סגולה
(Sgula Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Treasure Sgula ISR-HW-3553.svg Road 3553
229 צומת ניר בנים
(Nir Banim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Sons' Meadow Nir Banim ISR-HW-3613.svg Road 3613
231 צומת קדמה
(Kedma Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Front Kedma local road
233 צומת תימורים
(Timorim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Rising Timorim local road
236 צומת מלאכי / קסטינה
(Malakhi Junction / Kastina)
Israel road sign 122.svg Angelic / Here we turned Kiryat Malakhi ISR-HW-3.svg Highway 3
237 צומת אחים
(Akhim Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Brothers Kfar Ahim,
Talmei Yehiel,
Achva
Academic College
,
Arugot,
Yinon,
Al-'Azi
local roads
239 צומת ראם / מסמיה
(Re'em Junction / Masmiya)
Israel road sign 122.svg Avraham Mordechai Alter &
location of former village
Bnei Re'em ISR-HW-3.svg Highway 3
239.3 (northbound only) Fareskilt 20.PNG Bnei Re'em
Commercial Zone
entrance road
239.9 Fareskilt 20.PNG Berurim
(HaZera Genetics
Seed Farm)
entrance road
240.5 צומת ראם צפון
(North Re'em Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Bnei Re'em Oren St.
241.6 צומת חצב
(Hatzav Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Drimia Hatzav entrance road
243.7 צומת חפץ חיים
(Hafetz Haim Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Desirer of life to Hafetz Haim
to Beit Hilkia
ISR-HW-3933.svg Road 3933
244.3 צומת חצור
(Hatzor Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Kannot Industrial Park,
Bene Ayish
ISR-HW-3922.svg Route 3922
244.8 מחלף גדרה
(Gedera Interchange)[5][6][7]
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-gedera.png presumed biblical location[8][9]
(probably incorrect)
ult. hedge fence
Gedera,
Kannot
ISR-FW-7.svg Highway 7
245.4 Israel road sign 122.svg Gedera Ben Gurion Blvd.
246.2 Fareskilt 20.PNG Gedera HaBiluyim St.
Tarmah St.
246.7 Israel road sign 122.svg Gedera Weizmann Blvd.
247.3 Israel road sign 122.svg Gedera Yitzhak Ben-Zvi St.
248.5 צומת תל נוף
(Tel Nof Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Named after location Beit Elazari,
Tel Nof Airbase
ISR-HW-4103.svg Road 4103
251.3 Israel road sign 122.svg Givat Brenner,
Kiryat Ekron
Local road
King Hassan II St.
252.1 צומת ברנר
(Brenner Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Named after location Givat Brenner,
Kiryat Ekron
ISR-HW-411.svg Route 411
ISR-HW-4123.svg Road 4123
252.4 Israel road sign 122.svg Kaplan Medical Center Derech Pasternak
252.9 צומת בילו
(Bilu Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Bilu Kibbutz Movement
ult. House of Jacob,
come let's go
[10]
Kfar Bilu,
Rechovot
ISR-HW-412.svg Route 412
255.1 Israel road sign 122.svg Ganei Hadar,
Ramot Meir,
Na'an
ISR-HW-4233.svg Road 4233
255.6 צומת רחובות מזרח
(Rehovot Mizrach Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg East Rehovot Rehovot Derech Menachem Begin
256 צומת סתריה
(Sitria Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg named after Bedouin clan
originally in area
Sitria Shiv'at HaMinim St.
258 צומת ישרש
(Yashresh Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG (He) will take root Yashresh HaYarden St.
259.5 צומת רמלה דרום
(Ramla Darom Junction)
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-ramladarom.png South Ramle Ramle ISR-HW431.svg Route 431
260.1 צומת צומת מצליח
(Matzliah Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg named after
Sahl ben Matzliah
Ramle,
Matzliah
ISR-HW-4304.svg Road 4304
260.2 Israel road sign 122.svg Ramle Bialik St.
261.1 Israel road sign 122.svg Ramle Klausner St.
262.1 מחלף רמלוד
(Ramlod Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-ramlod.png Combination of
Ramle and Lod
Ramle,
Lod
ISR-HW-44.svg Highway 44
263.5 צומת אחיסמך
(Ahisamakh Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Brother of Support Lod,
Ahisamakh
Derech HaRema
Shivat HaMinim St.
264.8 צומת לוד מרכז
(Lod Mercaz Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Lod Center Lod HaTziyonut Blvd.
267 צומת גינתון
(Ginaton Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg little garden Lod,
Ginaton,
Ben Shemen
ISR-HW-443.svg Route 443
Dr. Mordechai & Hava
Freeman St.
268.8 צומת לוד צפון
(Lod Tzafon Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Lod North Lod ISR-HW434.png Route 434
(Abba Hillel Silver St.)
269.2 מחלף לוד
(Lod Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svgIsrael road sign 122.svg
ILjunction-lod.png
Lod ISR-FW-1.svg Highway 1
271.8 צומת אל על
(El Al Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Named after Airline
ult. onward, upward
Ben Gurion
International Airport
,
Airport City
ISR-HW-46.svg Highway 46
ISR-HW453.png Route 453
272 Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg Ben Gurion
International Airport
ISR-HW-4503.svg Road 4503
273.7 צומת תעשייה אווירית
(Ta'asiya Avirit Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Aviation Industry Israel
Aircraft Industries
local road
274.5 Israel road sign 122.svg Israel
Aircraft Industries
local road
275.1 צומת בדק
(Bedek Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Named after company:
Bedek Aviation Group
ISR-HW-4613.svg Road 4613
276 צומת טייסים
(Tayasim Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg pilots Bnei Atarot,
Yehud
ISR-HW-461.svg Route 461
278.1 צומת בארות יצחק
(Be'erot Yitzhak Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg Isaac's Wells Be'erot Yitzhak local road
278.6 צומת נופך
(Nofekh Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg name of stone[11]
in the Hoshen
Nofekh,
Be'erot Yitzhak Mall
ISR-HW-4623.svg Road 4623
279 צומת מדשימים
(Magshimim Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg ones who fulfill
their dreams
Magshimim HaTamar St.
279.6 צומת נחלים דרום
(Nehalim Darom Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg streams south Nehalim Snir St.
280.5 צומת נחלים צפון
(Nehalim Tzafon Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg streams north Nehalim Dan St.
280.7 מחלף שעריה
(Sha'ariya Interchange)
Israel road sign 122.svg
ILjunction-shaariya.png
Named after
nearby neighborhood
ult.Gates of God
Petah Tikva ISR-HW-471.svg Route 471
281.6 Israel road sign 122.svg Petah Tikva Hoshea' St.
282.1 Israel road sign 122.svg Petah Tikva Shlomo St.
Ya'akov Hazan St.
282.7 צומת סירקין
(Sirkin Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg named after
Nachman Sirkin
Petah Tikva,
Kfar Sirkin
Ein Ganim St.
ISR-HW-4713.svg Road 4713
(Va'ad Arba' Artzot St.)
283.3 Israel road sign 122.svg Petah Tikva A. D. Gordon St.
283.6 Israel road sign 122.svg Petah Tikva HaVatikim St.
284.3 צומת גנים
(Ganim Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg gardens Petah Tikva,
Givat HaShlosha
HaRav Herzog St.
ISR-HW483.png Route 483
(Rosh HaAyin St.)
285 צומת סגולה
(Sgula Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg named after nearby
commercial district
ult. talisman
Petah Tikva HaYarkonim St.
286.8 צומת הבפטיסטים
(HaBaftistim Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg The Baptists Baptist Village,
HaYarkonim
Commercial Center,
Yarkon National Park,
Tel Afek
Natan Shifris St
287.3 מחלף ירקון
(Yarkon Interchange)
Israel road sign 122.svg
ILjunction-yarkon.png
Named after Yarkon River ISR-FW-5.svg Highway 5
288.3 צומת עדנים
(Adanim Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg pleasures[12] Adanim,
Neve Ne'eman
Industrial Zone
ISR-HW402.png Route 402
(Derech Ramatayim)
289.2 Fareskilt 20.PNG Adanim local road
289.4 Israel road sign 122.svg HaSharon South
Regional Council
289.9 נווה ירק
(Neve Yarak Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg home of greenery ISR-HW-5112.svg Road 5112
291.6 צומת אלישמע
(Elishama Junction)
Israel road sign 122.svg ult. named after
Elishama, son of Ammihud
Hod HaSharon,
Elishama
Mevo Kedem St.
HaNarkis St.
293.2 מחלף אלישמע
(Elishama Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svgIsrael road sign 122.svg
ILjunction-elishama.png
Hod HaSharon,
Kfar Saba
ISR-HW-531.svg Route 531
293.6 Israel road sign 122.svg Kfar Saba,
Atir Yeda
Industrial Zone
Atir Yeda St.
294 Israel road sign 122.svg Kfar Saba Weizmann St.
ISR-HW-55.svg Highway 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genesis 25:1
  2. ^ Numbers 25:1
  3. ^ 1 Chronicles 4:5
  4. ^ Psalms 68:29
  5. ^ "Highway 7 completed - Gedera". ynet - Yediot Aharonot. 2014-08-27. Retrieved 2014-08-27.(in Hebrew)
  6. ^ "Highway 7 - Between Ashdod Interchange and Gadera Interchange". National Roads Company of Israel. Retrieved 2012-10-22.(in Hebrew)
  7. ^ "Gedera Interchange Upgrade Project was launched". Gedera Municipality. Retrieved 2012-10-22.(in Hebrew)
  8. ^ 1 Chronicles 4:23
  9. ^ Joshua 15:36
  10. ^ Isaiah 2:5
  11. ^ Exodus 28:18
  12. ^ Psalms 36:9

See also[edit]