Highway 79 (Israel)

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Highway 79
79 כביש
Route information
Length: 29 km (18 mi)
Major junctions
west end: Afek Junction
  • Bialik Interchange
  • Gil'am Interchange
  • Somekh Interchange
  • Shfar'am Interchange
  • HaMovil Junction
  • Avihu Junction
east end: Mashhad Interchange
Major cities: Kiryat Bialik, Kiryat Ata, Shfar'am, Nazareth
Highway system

Roads in Israel


Highway 79 is an east-west highway in northern Israel. It crosses the Zevulun Valley and the western Lower Galilee. The road leads from Kiryat Bialik to Mashhad north of Nazareth. It is 27 km long.


On January 19, 2009, a tender was published to widen 8.5 km of the highway next to HaMovil Junction to 2 lanes per direction, including the construction of several interchanges, at the cost of NIS 500 million.[1]

In the future, a tram-train connecting Haifa and Nazareth is planned to be built in the highway's median along most of the highway's route.

Junctions (east to west)[edit]

km Name Type Meaning Location Road(s) Crossed
0 צומת עין אפק
(Afek Junction)
ILramzor2.svg Afek Spring Kiryat Bialik ISR-HW4Red.png Highway 4
(Derech Acco)
0.2 Fareskilt 20.PNG Kiryat Bialik HaMakabim St.
0.5 eastbound only AB-AS-blau.svg Kiryat Bialik Etzel St.
0.9 מחלף ביאליק
(Bialik Interchange)
ILramzor2.svgILjunction-bialik.png Named after
Hayim Nahman Bialik
Kiryat Bialik ISR-HW22.png Highway 22
(Bay Highway)
2.8 צומת אפק
(Afeq Junction)
ILramzor2.svg Named after
biblical location
Afek entrance road
5.5 מחלף גילעם
(Gil'am Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-gilam.png Named after location of former
Jewish refugee camp
Kiryat Ata ISR-HW781.png Route 781
6.7 מחלף תל
(Tal Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-tal.png Named after
neighborhood of Kiryat Ata
Kiryat Ata Toulouse-Lautrec St.
7.9 מחלף סומך
(Somekh Interchange)
ILramzor2.svgILjunction-somekh.png named for Rabbi ben Baba
(buried nearby)
who performed ordinations
Kiryat Ata,
ISR-HW70.png Highway 70
10.5 מחלף שפרעם
(Shfar'am Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svgILjunction-shfaram.png several possible etymologies Shfar'am Mahmud Darwish St.
11.3 מחלף עדי
(Adi Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg Ornament Shfar'am,
Road 310,
local road
13 מחלף שפרעם מזרח
(Shfar'am Mizrah Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg Shfar'am East Shfar'am Road 100
15.8 מחלף ביר אל-מכסור
(Bir al-Maksur Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg Broken Well Bir al-Maksur local road
18.3 צומת יפתחאל
(Yiftah'el Junction)
ILramzor2.svg named after
archeological site
God will open
Alon HaGalil local road,
ISR-HW784.png Route 784
18.7 מחלף המוביל
(HaMovil Interchange)
ILramzor2.svgILjunction-hamovil.png Aqueduct HaSolelim ISR-HW77.png Highway 77
20 מחלף הסוללים
(HaSolelim Interchange)
AB-AS-blau.svg the road builders HaSolelim,
local road
23.8 צומת ציפורי
(Tzippori Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG ult. named after
ancient location
Tzippori ISR-HW7926.png Road 7926
24.3 צומת עילוט
(Ilut Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG ult. Lot's Well[3] Ilut local road
25.2 צומת אביהוא
(Avihu Junction)
ILramzor2.svg my father is he Nazareth ISR-HW700.png Route 700
(Seforiya St.)
29.2 צומת משהד
(Mashhad Junction)
Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg grave of a holy man
(referring to Jonah)
Upper Nazareth
ISR-HW754.png Route 754
ISR-HW6400.png Road 6400

Places of interest on Highway 79[edit]

  • Tel Afek
  • Monument to the Bedouin soldier
  • Hasolelim forest nature reserve
  • Tzippori (ancient village)


  1. ^ Lior Baron (January 19, 2009). "מכרז לשדרוג והרחבת כביש 79 בין צומת הסומך לצומת המוביל, בהשקעה של 500 מיליון שקל" [Tender for Upgrading and Expanding Road 79 between HaSomekh and HaMovil Junctions, at Cost of NIS 500 Million]. Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  2. ^ Joshua 19:30
  3. ^ "General information about the authority". Ilut Local Council. Retrieved 2011-12-17. (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ "Local Council of Mashhed - Description". crwflags.com. Retrieved 2011-12-17. (in Hebrew)

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 32°47′14″N 35°12′05″E / 32.78722°N 35.20139°E / 32.78722; 35.20139