"Today, we will approve a national transportation plan for the State of Israel. We believe that it is important, first of all, in order to facilitate movement in our small country, to give equality of social opportunity to all Israelis, in the south, north and center, and to create a strong economic engine for the continued growth of the State of Israel,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the start of the cabinet meeting Wednesday, referring to a plan in which more highways to connect periphery communities to the main cities would be paved.
“Today, we will, in effect, submit a two-part development project. From 2010-2020, we will complete the country's network of highways so that the fast highway – Highway 6 – reaches Cabri, that is, to Nahariya. It will have an eastern spur that is due to reach Kiryat Shmona. It will be able to travel without traffic lights from Kiryat Shmona to Tel Aviv, or from Nahariya to Tel Aviv, And from Tel Aviv south to Beersheba, until Hanegev junction. Thus, we will have a transportation tree of fast highways. We will immediately begin the planning and implementation for 2010-2020,” Netanyahu said.