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As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that surrounds Jerusalem’s capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel is located along the Nahal Refaim-Emek Mostza route. Its southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a mile close to the Kerem junction. On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Michael, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and hundreds of cyclists were present at a celebration to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

נווה פריצקי Jerusalem was once a tourist attraction because of its rich history. Elkin explained that today along with its historic treasures the tunnel construction project encompasses modern day tourism. “The inauguration of this tunnel is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem. The tunnel transforms Jerusalem into an attractive destination for tourists of all types of audience throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project with Jerusalem Municipality, stated that his ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year throughout Jerusalem’s tourism industry and is involved in developing innovative attractions and ventures, that link the amazing historical history of our capital city with the future.” I encourage cyclists to come and enjoy the modern and well-maintained cycle route that takes in the unique scenery of Old Jerusalem.” Elkin’s Ministry Tourism Ministry, Jerusalem Municipality and Gihon Corporation contributed approximately NIS 25 million to the project. The work was carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Elkin stated, “The Kerem Tunnel project will be a central instrument in achieving our goal to change the concept transportation throughout Jerusalem.” “The new tunnel connecting to the Jerusalem Ring Path will join existing bicycle paths and those that will paved in its areas. It’s designed to promote biking among its residents and promote the green movement in Jerusalem.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to transfer its main sewer line to the Sorek purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel Project is essential to realize the vision to change the way transportation is thought of all over Jerusalem. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lee
Road construction, installation , and testing of safety and electrical systems are just some of the ongoing projects to ensure that the tunnel is secure throughout the year.

נווה פריצקי The Kerem Tunnel allows for access to unique recreational areas, like Ein Kerem, a neighborhood which has a Biblical aquarium and zoo and also the historic natural springs Ein Haniyeh and Ein Laban.