On Sunday, May 21, 2017, the opening event of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem will be held. For more details about the event click here
In anticipation of the event, the following streets will be blocked: the Hebron Road, the Jerusalem Brigade, Yitzhak Kariv, the IDF Tunnel in both directions, King Solomon, Emil Bota, Sham'a, Agron and the nearby streets.
Estimated closing hours: 23: 00-16: 00 There may be changes in timetables and streets.
From the time the roads are blocked, cars will not be accessible into the streets.
The Karta parking lot and the Mamilla parking lot will be blocked - no entry or exit or car rental from 16:00. It is recommended not to park in the streets around to the area of the event due to the inability to exit during these hours
For the benefit of the event, shuttle buses will be operated from the Teddy Parking Lot and the National Parking Lot. In addition, the Light Rail activity will be increased.
Additional information about the roadblocks will be published by the media and close to the event.
Monday, May 22, 2017:
Starting from 12:00, the following roads will be gradually and alternately closed: Hebron Road, David Remez, King David, Jabotinsky, HaNasi, HaAri, Azza, Plumer, Khativat Yerushalayim, Jaffa Gate, Batei Mahase, Ma'ale HaShalom, Agron, Keren HaYesod, Balfour, Smolenskin.
The public will be able to use alternative routes: Begin, Herzl Blvd. Kiryat Moshe interchange to Begin South, Haim Bar-Lev in the direction of Agron, Ben Tzvi in the Direction of Rabin.
The light rail will operate as usual during most of the day. The following changes in its operation will take place between 11:00 and 14:00: The Light rail will operate between the Kheil HaAvir station (Pisgat Ze'ev) and the Denia Square station. During the times specified above, alternately and following the orders given by the police in the field, no services will be offered at the Yefeh Nof and Mount Herzl stations. When President Trump ends his visit, and police approval is granted, the light rail will resume regular service all along the line.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017:
Starting from 08:30, the following roads will be gradually and alternately closed: King David, David Remez Hebron Road, Minhat, Rachel Passage, Gikhon, Tsruya, Ein Rogel in the direction of Hebron Road, Derech Beit Lehem to the north, the train to the north, Azza, Herzog, Bait, Bazak, Shne'ur, Burla, Nayot, Herzl Yad VaShem.
The public will be able to use alternative routes: Agron, Haim Bar-Lev, Jaffa Gate, Hebron Road - Miriam HaHashmonait, Keren HaYesod, Emek Refa'im, Begin, Herzl, Ramban.
The following changes in the operation will take place between 12:00 and 14:00: The Light rail will operate between the Khei HaAvir station (Pisgat Ze'ev) and the Denia Square station. During the times specified above, alternately and following the orders given by the police in the field, No services will be offered at the Yefeh Nof and Mount Herzl stations. When President Trump ends his visit at Yad VaShem, and police approval is granted, the light rail will resume regular service all along the line.
The Flag Parade May 24, 2017:
Between 15:00 and 21:00 – the following streets and the roads leading to them will be closed to vehicles: Betsal'el, King George, Keren HaYesod, Agron, Yitshak Kariv, Shlomo HaMelekh, King David, Khativat Yerushalayim, Sultan Suleiman, Derekh Yerikho, Ma'ale HaShalom, Road no. 1 (from the Mateh Artzi intersection to the South), Hebron Road from Miriam HaHashmonait.
Due to the parade, the light rail will operate in a reduced capacity between 17:30 and about 20:15, between the Mount Herzl station and the central station, and between Kheil HaAvir station (Pisgat Ze'ev) and the Ammunition Hill station. During these times, no train services will be provided between Ammunition Hill and the central station. Once the parade is over and police approval is granted, the light rail will resume regular service all along the line.
Public transportation will be available in alternative routes. For more information please contact the Egged hotline at *2800.
Official ceremony at Ammunition Hill (24/05/2017) – details of traffic arrangements:
17:00-20:00 – Shraga Street will be closed for vehicles.
Jerusalem Day rally at the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva (28 of Iyar, 24/05/2017) – details of traffic arrangements:
17:00-01:00 - Tsvi Yehuda St. will be closed for vehicles, between Herzl Blvd. and HaIlui St.
Hilulat Shmuel HaNavi (23-25/05/2017):
The site and its surrounding area will be closed for vehicles. It will be possible to arrive to the Hilula only through regular service lines and shuttles, which will leave from three locations: The bus terminal parking lot at Ramot (Mirski St.), The Ofer base parking and the old Ramot checkpoint.
The shuttles will take those coming to pray to the entrance to the site, and from there they will continue to the grave area on board special shuttles.
During the days of the Hilula (23-25/05/2017), starting from Tuesday, 23/05/2017, at 14:00, and until Thursday, 25/05/2017, when the Hilula ends – the following traffic arrangements will be put in place:
Road 436 from Ramot to the French Hill – will remain open for vehicles.
Road 436 from Giv'at Ze'ev to Jerusalem – will be open only for public transportation and shuttle vehicles.
The preparation of public transportation (Eged) to the Jerusalem Day events and to the visit of the President of the United States:
Public transportation will prepare to operate in accordance with the general trump visit schedule provided by the police, which includes details concerning closed roads and alternative routes.
The various public transportation operators were required to make adjustments to their line routes in accordance with the times and routes provided by the traffic police, and taking into account that following the guidelines, the roads will be closed 45 minutes before the convoy actually passes by.
The light rail will operate in a reduced capacity between 13:00 and 16:00 (estimated) from the Kheil HaAvir station to the Denia Square station.
The National Football Cup Final's match between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv, will be played at Teddy Stadium on Thursday, 25/05/2017 at 20:45 – Details of traffic arrangements:
Attending fans are asked to arrive to the game early in order to avoid lines and delays at the entrance to the stadium, caused by the ticketing system (subsidized).
Due to the large number of fans expected to come to the game – the police recommends that those arriving use public transportation and the shuttle system. The Israel Railways will operate more trains from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, both in frequency and in the number of passenger carriages available.
Private vehicles will not be allowed to park along the traffic routes in the area of the Sports Campus.
Bnei Yehuda fans will be provided with shuttles from the zoo parking lot located near Malha, and from Ein Yael.
Fans arriving to the parking lots – take the Ein Kerem Golomb route in the direction of the zoo.
Maccabi Tel Aviv fans – parking will be possible at the Bait parking lot, the Technological Garden, the Mount Herzl Parking lots and HaLe'om parking lot.
Fans arriving to the parking lots – go through the city entrance – Herzl Blvd.
This shuttle system will take the fans back to the parking lots once the game has ended.
Ushers will be available at each parking lot to direct the fans towards the buses.
The following are the traffic arrangements for the day of the game:
- Starting from 16:00, the roads adjacent to the sports campus will be closed for vehicles. The following roads will be closed: Banbanishty, David Ayalon, Agudat Sport Beitar, Moda'i.
- We recommend taking Begin Road (road 50) in the direction of Gilo.
- Vehicles will not be allowed to enter the Malha and Katamon neighborhoods (other than residents).
We call on the public and fans to use the Waze app, since it will receive updates concerning roads closing, and updates concerning roads opening during and after the game.
We call on residents and fans to be patient and follow police instructions.
For more information regarding traffic arrangements please contact the Israel Police 110 hotline.