Birkat Kohanim event last year
Birkat Kohanim event last yearPolice Spokesman

The Jerusalem District of the Israel Police published today (Wednesday) traffic regulations in the capital during the Birkat Kohanim prayer, to be held tomorrow at the Western Wall.

Thousands of Israel Police officers, security forces and volunteers will be deployed throughout the capital, focusing mainly on the Old City area and the traffic routes leading to and from the Western Wall.

Traffic arrangements have been set up to direct the expected crowds:

Private vehicles will not be able to enter the Old City, including the Old City bypass road, Ma'ale HaShalom Road, Jaffa Gate, Gat Shemanim – Ofel Road, Rockefeller and Sultan Suleiman, Yitzhak Kariv, Shlomo Hamelech, Hatzanchanim Blvd., and Chativat Yerushalayim.

On Route 1- police officers will be stationed along the route, from the direction of the Police national headquarters towards the Old City, and traffic will be directed according to numbers of cars and visitors in the area.

For visitors wishing to use public transportation in Jerusalem, private vehicles can be parked at the Park & Go lots for a fee: Nachal Tsofim, Mount Herzl, Teddy Stadium, Ha'uma parking lot, the Bait parking lot, and the Ramla-Lod market parking lot (near Malha).

The light rail will operate more frequent lines.

The public is requested to avoid coming to the Old City area during Passover in private vehicles and to use public transportation, shuttles from the parking lots and the light rail.