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.
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
The light rail is expected to operate as
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
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