Jerusalem police announced, Thursday, that a number of streets in the capital will be closed to traffic on Sunday because of the demonstration against laws to bring more hareidim into national religious service. With the Route 1 entrance to the city one of the focal points, Jerusalem-bound traffic on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway will be stopped from Latrun between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., when motorists will be told to use the Modi'in Road (Route 443).
Streets within Jerusalem to be closed are Bar-Ilan, Herzl between Wolfson and Sderot Shazar, the Rabin Road between Herzl and Sderot Ben-Tzvi, Sakharov in the direction of Shazar, Sarei Yisrael, Sderot Ben-Tzvi to Rupin, Weitzmann and Yirmiyahu, as well as other streets leading to the gathering.
Listed as alternate routes were Begin Boulevard from 443 to the southern part of the city, Derech Hevron, Haim Bar-Lev and Hativat Yerushalayim. Those coming in from the north, especially those headed toward Ma'aleh Adumim and the Jordan Valley were advised to take Highway 20 at the Ben-Zion interchange.