Katz submitted a proposal for the extension of sections 3 and 7, which involves building a road between Yokne'am and Somekh Junction in the western Galilee
Minister of Transport Israel Katz submitted last week a proposal to the cabinet for the extension of sections 3 and 7 of Road 6, Yitzhak Rabin Highway. The proposal involves building a road between Yokne'am and Somekh Junction in the western Galilee.
In a press release published by the Ministry the Minister noted that "This is the greatest contribution that we can give the residents of the north".
Section 7 is a five-kilometer stretch between Yokne'am and the Tel Kashish interchange. The section will include a 1.7-kilometer tunnel to bypass the town of Yokne'am.
Section 3 is a 12-kilometer stretch between Tel Kashish via Ha'amakim interchange to the Somekh interchange. The section will include two tunnels: the two-kilometer Rekhesim tunnel and the 400-meter Ibtin tunnel.
The section will also include upgrading two sections of Road 70, which will become part of Road 6. There will be no toll on these two sections.
Minister Katz noted that statutory plans for sections 3 and 7 were already undergoing the approval process at the relevant planning commissions.