Transportation minister says he won’t allow Ayalon closure during week or weekend

Transportation Minister Israel Katz says he will not allow, neither during the week or the weekend, the closure of the Ayalon Highway for the construction of a major pedestrian bridge.

The comments came amid veiled criticism from the Prime Minister’s Office of his decision to order construction of the bridge over the Sabbath be halted due to pressure from the ultra-Orthodox parties.

Many believe the move will consequently require the construction for the project to be carried out during the week, but Katz insists to Hadashot news that will not be the case.

However, in rejecting the possibility for work on the bridge to be done during any day of the week, the assertion raised the question as to whether the project will ever be completed.

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