The Yitzhak Rabin Highway, also known as Route 6 or the Cross Israel Highway, holds a prominent status as Israel's first and largest toll road, having commenced operations in 2004. Notably, it stands as one of the pioneering B.O.T. (Build-Operate-Transfer) projects undertaken in Israel, symbolizing a significant milestone in Israel's infrastructure development. In 2011, Noy Fund made one of its initial anchor investments in this landmark project.
The primary objective of this highway is to establish an efficient transportation corridor that connects the northern and southern regions of Israel. Originally spanning 140 kilometers, the road has since expanded with the addition of 30 kilometers of new segments, with further sections currently in various stages of construction and planning.
This remarkable highway features approximately 20 intersections, two tunnels each spanning over 1 kilometer in length, an ecological corridor, and approximately 150 bridges. Additionally, it introduced an advanced electronic toll collection (ETC) system, effectively eliminating delays on toll roads through automated toll collection mechanisms.