Entrance to Jerusalem
New Traffic Arrangements at the Main Highway Entrance of Jerusalem
When will the renovations on Shazar Boulevard begin and how long will they last?
Shazar Boulevard will be blocked to private cars as of Sunday, July 14, 2019. According to plans, by the end of 2022 the new underground road on Shazar Boulevard will be open to private cars and a new parking lot with 1,300 parking spaces will be opened. Public transportation will continue as usual.
What are the alternative traffic routes recommended for those leaving and entering Jerusalem by private car?
We recommend taking Begin Boulevard or Route 443. In order to bypass the blocked section, traffic will be directed to Yitzhak Rabin Boulevard
Where is Shazar Boulevard?
Shazar Boulevard is the road leading from the Bridge of Strings to Binyanei Ha'uma - Junction Nordau / Sixth President.
How will pedestrians be able to cross from the central station and the train station to Binyanei Hauma and the Government Compound?
In addition to the crossing at the intersection of Nordau / the Sixth President and the pedestrian crossing on Herzl Boulevard, new crossings will be opened, linking the central bus station to Binyanei Ha'uma.
How will the construction affect public transportation?
Apart from the 14th to 19th July, public transportation will continue as usual. During the first week of work, there may be slight changes in the bus lines. You can catch up on changes here or at the WhatsApp center of the city entrance.
What are estimated vehicle arrival times after the closures?
Travel times are expected to be longer. We recommend using the WAZE app before leaving the house and preparing for longer than usual times.
Will it be possible to access the Israel Post building?
Yes. Access will be possible from Herzl Boulevard towards the parking of the post office building. In addition, for those arriving from outside the city, it will be possible to turn left from Weizman Boulevard to the post office parking lot.
How can one access the government offices when arriving from outside Jerusalem?
We recommend parking in the free parking lot (Shapirim, and from there take the 100 line that departs every 20 minutes to the government compound in Jerusalem. You can also take the 480 bus from the Tel Aviv-Savidor station every 15 minutes to the Central Bus Station and use the Israel Railways departing Tel Aviv to enter the city every half hour (8 minutes from Ben-Gurion Airport) to the government offices, the Knesset and the Israel Museum. It is possible to continue by foot through Shazar Boulevard. Average walking time is 15-20 minutes, or use the bus linesnumbers: 6, 9, 14, 66, and 68.