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The Kerem Tunnel provides a unique ride and hiking experience which is enjoyed by all. As part of the 42-kilometer Jerusalem Ring Path cycling route that runs around the capital city, the Kerem Tunnel was inaugurated.

The tunnel connects Nahal Refaim and Emek Motza. The southern entrance is located in Refaim Park, below Ein Laban, and the northern entrance is located in Nahal Ein Kerem, about half a kilometer from the Kerem junction.

On Thursday, Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Zeev Elkin, Mayor Moshelion, Avi Baleshnikov, Gihon chairman, and a slew of cyclists attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the tunnel’s 2.1-kilometer-long length.

The city’s rich history was a reason that it was the most visited tourist attraction during the time of its glory. Elkin said that today, apart from its historic treasures, it is also home to modern-day travelers. נווה פריצקי “The inauguration [of] this tunnel is a further stage in the growth of Jerusalem as an ideal tourist destination for all kinds of people throughout Israel as well as around the world.”

The ministry of Elkin, which also headed the project in conjunction with Jerusalem Municipality, declared that his ministry “invests hundreds and millions of shekels every year in all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and in creating exciting attractions and ventures that link the amazing historical history of our capital city with its future.” I invite all cyclists to take a trip and enjoy the new, well-maintained and modern route that takes in the view of Old Jerusalem.

A total of NIS 25 million were put into in the project, budgeted by the Elkin’s Ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, with the work carried out by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin said that the Kerem Tunnel project was a important tool to realize the goal of shifting the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. Elkin stated that the new tunnel connects with the Jerusalem Ring Path and will join existing bike trails. The tunnel will also be made paved in its various areas. נווה פריצקי It will also encourage cycling and promote green transport in Jerusalem. The Kerem Tunnel was first excavated in the early 1990s in order to shift the main sewer line of the Gihon Corporation toward the purification plant located in Sorek The Sorek Tunnel is located to the west of the city. It is currently being used as an infrastructure tunnel. It also houses the fifth water line, which connects to Jerusalem of the Mekorot water company.

“The Kerem tunnel project is crucial to realize the goal of changing Jerusalem’s transport system. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon
Current work includes road construction, installation blowers and sophisticated security systems to ensure the tunnel is safe to use throughout the year.

You can also access the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique places to relax, such as Ein Kerem, the Biblical zoo, aquarium and the Ein Kerem neighborhood.