Environmentalists gather to protest Road 16 plans

04.10.2012                      18.Tischrei. 5773                      Chol Hamo'ed 2

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Environmentalists gather to protest Road 16 plans

Hundreds hike to Jerusalem Forest to celebrate western woods and protest plans to divide area with multi-lane highway.

Road 16, slated to connect Road 1 to the Menachem Begin Highway by running through the Jerusalem Forest and under several city neighborhoods, first received approval from the Interior Ministry’s Committee of National Planning and Construction of National Infrastructure in July 2011. The plans called for quarrying two pairs of tunnels – 1,500 and 1,350 meters – under the Har Nof and Yefei Nof neighborhoods, which would meet at an above ground intersection near the Jerusalem Forest’s Revida Stream….