Highway 531 and its Merger with Highway 20
A highway designed to cross the Southern Sharon Region in a west-to-east direction and merges with Highway 6,
Highway 2 (the Coastal Highway) and Ayalon Highways (Route 20) near Moshav Rishpon.
As part of this project, an extension of the Ayalon Highways (Route 20) was constructed from Herzliya to Rishon and a merging intersection that joined with Highway 531 coming from Ra’anana. The work that was carried out included bridging, tunneling and road paving to construct a connection between Highway 531 from the Shiv’at HaKochavim Interchange until the area of Nahal Ada via the Shamaryahu Interchange east of Highway 20. A bi-directional, three-lane 7 km highway that runs parallel to a dual 7.5 km railway line.
The project also included:
Six bridges and 7 underpasses.
300,000 m2 paved roadway.
Railway track infrastructure.
2 million m3 imported fill.
Since the area is vulnerable to flooding, a 40,000 m3 drainage reservoir was constructed.
The project was conducted in partnership with the Ashtrom Group.
Period of Construction: 2012-2015
Financial Scope: Approximately NIS 1 billion