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NIS 110 million budgeted to upgrade Route 90 along Jordan border

A view of Route 90 along the Dead Sea, September 30, 2014. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
A view of Route 90 along the Dead Sea, September 30, 2014. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli announce that they have agreed to budget NIS 110 million to upgrade Route 90, the highway that winds along the Jordanian border.

The funds will go to improving the portion of the road between Ketura and Nahal Shita, in the country’s south, and come on top of the NIS 300 million already allocated for the widening of that area of the highway.

“We promised and we are delivering — the Arava road will be upgraded along its entire length,” says Michaeli, praising Liberman for “putting his weight behind these critical steps to save lives of road users. Road 90 has claimed many victims and is also a particularly important road for the residents of Eilat and the south of the country.”

The work is not slated to begin until next year.

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