Convoy for Peres' coffin en route to Jerusalem
Convoy for Peres' coffin en route to JerusalemPolice Spokesperson

Some 8,000 police will spread out at various points around Jerusalem in preparation for former President Shimon Peres’ funeral tomorrow.

Between 7:30 and 9:00 AM, Route 1 to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv will be completely blocked to traffic in both directions. In addition, Route 1 will be blocked completely between 12:30 and 14:00.

The closing of Route 1 is expected, in turn, to cause heavy traffic on alternate Routes 6, 431, 38 and 443.

Starting from 6:30 AM, the thoroughfares leading to Har Herzl will be blocked: Ish Shalom, Farbstein, Sderot Herzl from the Calatrava Bridge at the entrance to the city until Holland Square, Shmuel Baft going towards Har Herzl, Sderot Herzl, Hazikaron Way. Cars that park along these thoroughfares will be towed.

Likewise, streets transporting VIPs arriving to the country will be blocked: Agron, Ramban until the Hotels intersection, Hecht, Herzl, Jabotinsky, Hanassi, Ha’ari, Azza, Herzog, Bazak, and Batt.

The streets will reopen after the funeral, when the participants leave. The police hotline 110 will be available for those with questions and problems about traffic.