Highway 65 (Jordan)

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.

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Highway 65
65 طريق
Dead Sea Highway طريق بحر الميت
Dead Sea Highway passing by the Dead Sea
Route information
Part of Mashreq-M40.gifMashreq-M50.gifMashreq-M55.gif
Length419 km (260 mi)
Major junctions
North endMokhiba
Syria/Israel Golan Heights
 Al-Shuna al-Shamalyah, Highway 10
Jordan R Crossing, IsraelISR-HW-71.svg Hwy 71
Karima, Highway 20
Salt, Highway 30
K Hussein Bdg, State of PalestineIsraelMashreq-M40.gifISR-HW-90.svg Hwy 90
Shaghur, Mashreq-M40.gif Highway 40
Potash, Highway 50
Feifa, Highway 60
Wadi Araba Crossing, IsraelISR-HW-109.svg Route 109
Aqaba, Mashreq-M47.gif Highway 80
South endAqaba
Highway 15
Saudi ArabiaMashreq-M50.gifMashreq-M55.gifSaudi Arabia - Highway-5.svg Highway 5
Location
DistrictsIrbid
Balqa
Madaba
Karak
Tafilah
Aqaba
Highway system
Highways of Jordan

DevelopmentEdit

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 which 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 attractionsEdit

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.

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