Jerusalem Marathon Kicks Off on Friday. These Roads Will Be Closed Off

The race will start at 6:00 A.M. Friday next to the Israel Museum and finish off at Sacher Park

Nir Hasson
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The Jerusalem Marathon, 2016.
The Jerusalem Marathon, 2016.Credit: Emil Salman
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

Thousands of runners are expected to participate in the Jerusalem Marathon on Friday between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.

The race's starting line will be at the intersection next to the Israel Museum, and the finish line will be in Sacher Park.

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Certain streets and areas will be closed starting Thursday evening: Parking on Burg Street, Ben Tsvi Boulevard and Mevaker HaMedina Street will be forbidden starting 5:00 P.M. Thursday; Ben Tsvi Boulevard and Ruppin Blvd. will be blocked off from traffic starting 11:00 P.M. Thursday.

The following streets and sites will be blocked off at 4:00 A.M. on Friday: The Hebrew University campus, Natanel Lorch Street, Rabin Blvd., Rothschild Street, Kaplan Street, Hayim Hazaz Blvd., Tchernichovsky Street, HaPalmach Street, Azza Street, HaNasi Street, Keren HaYesod Street, King George Street,  Tzahal Square, HaTsanhanim Street, Hayim Barlev Blvd., George Adam Smith Street, Lehi Street, Martin Buber Street, Binyamin Mazar Street, Churchill Street, Yitzhak Kariv Street, Jaffa Gate, The Armenian Patriarchate, Zion Gate, Khativat Yerushalayim Street, David Hamelech Street, Eliyahu Shama Street, Paul Emile Botta Street, Jabotinsky Street, Chopin Street, Dubnov Street, Tsvi Graetz Street, Emek Refa'im Street, Derech HaRakevet, Derech Beit Lehem, David Remez Street, Derech Hevron, Daniel Yanovski Street, Ben Yehuda Street, Pierre Koenig Street, Elazar HaModa'i Street, Kovshei Katamon Street, Yehoshua Yevin Street and Sacher Park.

The roads that will remain open in the northern part of the city during the marathon are Uzi Narkis Blvd., Route 9, Golda Meir Blvd. and Eshkol Boulevard. In the city's center, traffic will be allowed through the city's entrance, Herzel Blvd., Begin Blvd., Bar Ilan Street and Yirmiyahu Street.

The roads that will remain open in the southern part of the city are Dov Yosef Street, Golomb Street and Ein Kerem Street. The light rail will continue working on two lines: From Heil HaAvir to Ammunition Hill, and from the central station to Mount Herzl.

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