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Friday, 14 January 2011

Friday 14th January 2011 News - Jaffa Road to close and Road 6 for Sale

Jaffa Road closes to traffic from today

After 150 years as Jerusalem's main thoroughfare Jaffa Road will close to all traffic (including buses) from today, between Mahane Yehuda Market and the Old City of Jerusalem.  Jaffa Road will now be pedestrianised and have the new tram running through it, with testing starting shortly ahead of the official launch in either April or August of this year.

Haaretz has an article looking forward to the new tram line.

Highway 6 Toll Road for Sale

The Government will be selling its 49% stake in the Highway 6 Toll Road.  The other owner is the operator of Highway 6 Derech Eretz Highways.  

During 2010 vehicle numbers increased by 18% on the toll road, reaching an average 135,000 vehicles a day.  There are now more than 1 million registered users of Highway 6.

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