Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat, recently inaugurated the new municipality-built road in Har Hotzvim, which will improve traffic flow and accessibility to the area. The new road connects Shlomo HaLevi Street with Har Hotzvim, Kiryat Mada and Hertum streets, creating an internal ring road and a third entrance to the industrial zone from the Golda Meir route. It also helps towards the decrease of traffic congestion in the area.
The Mayor explained that, "the high-tech center in Har Hotzvim is rapidly expanding and attracting huge companies and startups, and we are constantly working to improve access to the area, shorten arrival times, reduce traffic congestion and make life easier for the tens of thousands of employees working in the complex. We have initiated a broad plan for the improvement of traffic flow in the area, which has already led to significant change for the better, and we will continue finding additional solutions which will greatly facilitate traffic flow in the area."
The inauguration and opening of the new road is another milestone in the municipal plans for the development of transportation in the Har Hotzvim area, and future plans include adding additional entrances and construction of a new interchange.
A number of arrangements have been put in place in recent months as part of the plans: a new right turn lane has been added from the Science Campus to Golda Meir Boulevard, and the roundabout has been removed. A one-way street was created, allowing full utilization of the time allotted by the green light for those turning left to Har Hotzvim, which has led to further easing of traffic congestion along the Golda route. The left turn for those coming from Hartom Street and Rav Shefa Street has also been cancelled, and an additional traffic circle has been added on Hartom Street, which streams traffic more effectively.
In addition, towards the exit from the intersection, traffic light arrangements have been made for two left turn lanes and two right turn lanes. These have eased afternoon traffic congestion at the exit from Har Hotzvim.