Israelis Get Ready for Years of Unprecedented Traffic Jams

Motorists in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa to face narrowed, blocked roads as major transportation projects get underway.

If you think the traffic back-ups at Motza outside Jerusalem or on Jabotinsky Street in Ramat Gan are bad, just wait. Over the next several weeks, construction work is slated to begin on upgrading Route 1 between the capital and Tel Aviv at the same time tunneling for the Gush Dan Light Rail project gets underway, both of which will create unprecedented snarls.