Traffic jam [illustrative] 390.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Major traffic delays and interruptions are expected during US President Barack
Obama’s three-day trip to Israel from Wednesday, March 20 to Friday, March
According to the Jerusalem Municipality, the following delays are
expected on Wednesday, March 20: Route 1: Expect major delays during the morning
from Jerusalem to Ben-Gurion Airport.
The road will be closed from 1:15
p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Closed Jerusalem streets: The route from Keren Hayesod
Junction (Plumar Square) to Agron Junction (Hameches Square) will be closed to
traffic during the entire visit. Residents of the area will have to present an
identity card along with proof of address in order to park.
prohibited on: Admoni Street, King David Street, Hameches Square, Agron Street,
Paris Square, Ramban Street, Samuel Wise Street, Museum Row, Kaplan Street,
Arlosoroff Street, Hanassi Street, Wingate Square, Smolenskin Street, Keren
Hayesod Street, Plumar Square, Balfour Street, Ha’ari Street, Emile Botta
Vehicles parked on these streets will be towed.
Museum will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Yad Vashem will be closed on
The light rail is expected to operate as normal.
further information, contact the police public information hotline at
Police will deploy over 5,000 officers to secure each day
of the presidential visit. They will join large deployments of Shin Bet (Israel
Security Agency) officers and IDF troops, who will work together with Obama’s
security detail during the visit.
For public transportation inquiries,
contact *8787. Traffic information will also be updated regularly on police and
city municipality websites.
Information regarding Thursday’s traffic
interruptions will be published in tomorrow’s paper.