Police gear up for gridlock ahead of Tel Aviv light rail construction

Days ahead of the launch of construction of the Tel Aviv light rail, the city’s police are gearing up for traffic congestion of historic proportions, as major city intersections are slated for closure.

During a briefing with reporters on Monday, Ch.-Supt. Yoram Ohayon, the deputy head of the Tel Aviv District Police, described how gridlock from construction of the system’s red line from Petah Tikva to Holon will not only cause serious gridlock within Tel Aviv but will also cause congestion on highway 2 as far north as Netanya, on highway 4 as far south as Ashdod, and east on highway 5 from the Glilot junction to highway 6.

The Red Line is the first of 8 planned lines, and will include nine underground stations, running beneath the surface from Petah Tikva to the Yehuda HaLevi and Allenby station.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Police-gear-up-for-gridlock-ahead-of-Tel-Aviv-light-rail-construction-410326

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