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Jerusalem Day Traffic Plans

The city of Jerusalem announces road closures, alternate routes in advance of Jerusalem Day festivities.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 5/7/2013, 1:36 PM

Flag dance on Jerusalem Day (archive)
Flag dance on Jerusalem Day (archive)
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Several celebrations will be held in Jerusalem this week to mark the 46th anniversary of the reunification of the capital in 1967, after 19 years in which Jordan controlled the eastern half of the city.

The Jerusalem municipality has released information on street closings during the upcoming festivities.

On Tuesday, May 7, the main celebration will be held at the Merkaz Harav yeshiva. From 7p.m. to 1 a.m. cars will be barred from entering the section of road from Rechov Tzvi Yehuda to the corner of Hailuy Street.

Public transportation in the area will continue via alternate routes. For additional information, call Egged at *2800.

On Wednesday, May 8, the main event will be the “Rikudegalim” flag dance and parade, followed by prayers at the Kotel (Western Wall). The following roads will be shut down at some point between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.: Betzalel, Yitzchak Kariv, Hamelech Shlomo, Shlomtzion Hamalka, Yinnai, Hamelech David, Hativat Hatzanchanim and Haim Bar Lev, which will be closed to from the Sderot Levi intersection to David Hamelech Street.

South-bound traffic on Haim Bar-Lev Street will be redirected to David Remez Street, and north-bound traffic will be redirected to Sderot Eshkol.

Traffic jams are expected on main roads near the city center.

On Thursday, May 9, World War II veterans will march in honor of the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. The march will take place in the city center beginning at 10 a.m.

From 11 a.m., the following roads will be closed: Hahistadrut, Shammai, Biankini, and Mevo Hamatmid. Hillel Street will be closed from its intersection with King George Street to the Menashe Ben-Yisrael intersection.

At 5 a.m. the Jerusalem Syndrome creative arts festival will begin in the Rehavia neighborhood. Traffic will stop on Keren Kayemet Leyisrael Street from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For further information, Jerusalem residents can contact the municipality at 106.