Roads to be closed across J'lem on final day of Obama visit

March 22, 2013 02:31
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Major traffic delays and interruptions are expected in Jerusalem on Friday, the last day of US President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel.

According to the Jerusalem Municipality, the following delays are expected: The route from Keren Hayesod junction (Plumar Square) to Agron junction (Hameches Square) will be closed to traffic. Residents of the area will have to present an identity card along with proof of address in order to park their vehicles.Parking will be prohibited on the following streets and boulevards: Admoni, King David, Ramban, Agron, Ruppin, Wolfsohn, Herzl, Ish Shalom, Farbshtein Beyth, Uziel, Bayit Vegan, Hapisga, Samuel Wise, Museum and Givat Ram. Vehicles parked on these streets will be towed and taken to the Liberty Bell Park or Ammunition Hill parking lots.

Yad Vashem and Mount Herzl will be also be closed.

The light rail is expected to operate as normal.

Additionally, police will deploy over 5,000 officers to secure the presidential entourage. They will join large deployments of Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) officers and IDF troops, who will work along with Obama’s security detail.

For further information, contact 1-700-553-100. The hotline, which will be operational until Friday afternoon, will be available to answer any questions regarding road closures, traffic arrangements and towed vehicles.

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