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Carmel Tunnels

Country: Israel

Client: Ashtrum Ltd and Solel Boneh Ltd

Service: Engineering consulting and management

Year: 2006-2010

This project is one of the most complex tunneling projects ever undertaken, and is the first tolled tunnel in Israel. The tunnel is separated into two distinct sections, each of 5 kilometers; the works including blasting to create the tunnel chasm, 7 bridges (including a FT bridge at Rupin junction) of various kinds; Construction of portal walls and retaining walls of vast extenses; quality control of lighting, airing in the tunnels, at interchanges and other construction elements; landscaping elements and about 80 thousand sq. m. of special concrete precast elements for covering the tunnels, making them esthetically pleasing.