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Highway 65 (Jordan)

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Highway 65
٦٥ طريق
Dead Sea Highway طريق بحر الميت
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Dead Sea Highway passing by the Dead Sea
Route information
Part of
Length419 km (260 mi)
Major junctions
North endMokhiba
Syria/Israel Golan Heights
Major intersectionsAl-Shuna al-Shamalyah, Highway 10
Jordan R Crossing, Israel Hwy 71
Karima, Highway 20
Salt, Highway 30
K Hussein Bdg, State of PalestineIsrael Hwy 90
Shaghur, Highway 40
Potash, Highway 50
Feifa, Highway 60
Wadi Araba Crossing, Israel Route 109
Aqaba, Highway 80
South endAqaba
Highway 15
Saudi Arabia Highway 5
Location
CountryJordan
DistrictsIrbid
Balqa
Madaba
Karak
Tafilah
Aqaba
Highway system

Highway 65, also known as the Dead Sea Highway, is a north–south highway in Jordan. It starts in Aqaba passing through Wadi Araba, and adjacent to the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley to the western suburbs of the city of Irbid in Jordan's northern tip.

Development

The first part of the highway was conceived in 1974 as the Safi-Aqaba Highway. After the highway had reached Safi (in 1977), further plans were developed for a Dead Sea Highway to the north. For a long time however, there was an incomplete section between Mazra'a to Zara.

Later, Highway 65 became included in the Jordanian 25-year plan to build an extensive road network that travels around the country. It involves building beltways around major cities such as Irbid, Salt or its capital, Amman. This project's road-improvement investigation is expected to reach US$1.8 billion when complete.

Tourist attractions

This highway runs north-south from Irbid Governorate along the Dead Sea. North from the Dead Sea is a place called Potash City, down to Aqaba.

See also

References

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