Israel National Roads Company awarded the tender to prepare work on the Ad Halom interchange on Route 4 to Gili and Yoel Azaria Ltd., INRC said Sunday.
With the tender's completion, the project to build the Ad Halom interchange, at an investment of NIS 362 million, on the Ashdod-Ashkelon road "is on its way," the company said. The project will also add "acceleration lanes" and better separate rail and vehicle traffic to prevent collisions on the four-kilometer stretch between the Ganei Yavne and Sde Uzia junctions.
Rail and traffic will also be put on different levels at the Beit Yehoshua crossing in a separate NIS 62m. project that includes building two bridges and doubling the lanes on Route 553 for three km. going east from Route 2. NIS 1.2 billion has been earmarked for separating rail and vehicle traffic over the next three years, the company said, noting that it had counted about 150 dangerous crossings.