Moments before thousands of drivers get stuck in traffic jams on the eve of Passover, Netivei Israel Control Center is getting ready to cope with the road congestion—and they promise to try to regulate traffic as much as possible to make it easier on drivers.
180 interurban junctions (out of 540 across the country), such as the Bar-Ilan interchange, the Golani Junction, Lehavim Junction and the Harel Tunnels are photographed 24 hours a day and are transmitted online to the company's control center.
Dozens of employees of Netivei Israel and the traffic police will try to solve the tangle of traffic jams on the eve of the holiday and during the intermediate days as much as possible.
15 Service vehicles will assist passengers stranded on the side of the road. The police will significantly increase their presence on the roads to serve drivers, but also to enforce traffic violations.
Police expect traffic congestion to be concentrated on the following roads: On the eve of the holiday: Up north - Routes 70, 722, 77, 65, 6 and the Iron-Ein Tut road.
In the Sharon - Route 2 Netanya-Yanai, Highway 4 Pardesiya Ogen.
In the South - Route 443, 38, 40 and 31.
During the holiday and during the intermediate days of Passover, congestions are expected on the following routes: Highway 4 Shamerat-Nahariya, Kinneret - 90 and 92, 70, 722, 77, Route 71, Route 6 between Iron and Ein Tut, and in the afternoon, Route 65 between Megiddo and Umm al-Fahm.
In the Jerusalem area, traffic jams are expected on Highway 1 between Motza and Saharov. In the south - Route 38, 40, 31 and 90.
(Translated and edited by N. Elias)