Dead Sea Highway in Israel is the lowest road in the world
Located in the West Bank, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, in Israel, Dead Sea Highway is said to be the lowest road in the world.
Where’s the lowest road in the world?
Part of the Highway 90, the road is totally paved. Running along the western shore of the Dead Sea, at 393m (1290ft) below sea level, it is the lowest road in the world.
Is Dead Sea Highway dangerous?
This paved road, with one lane in each direction is especially dangerous and it has seen a lot of accidents because the heavy traffic, high speeds, the monotony of the desert and the lack of a barrier between the opposite lanes. The road was built in the 1960s, and being the longest road to travel through Israel, it’s also proven the most dangerous. Between 2003-2018, there were over 2,250 road accidents.
How long is Highway 90?
The road is 480 kilometres (300 mi) long, running from the northern (Fatima Gate Border Crossing with Lebanon) to the southernmost point of the country (Taba Border Crossing with Egypt).