While on a bus trip from Jerusalem to Beersheba today I saw the massive Highway One upgrade underway.
It was my first time to see it and I was shocked.
The 2.5 billion shekel project is supposed to improve safety and journey time between Sha'ar Hagai (Bab el Wad) and the entrance to Jerusalem.
But meanwhile huge machines are destroying the forest and tearing apart the mountain on the south side and are destroying nature in the valley on the north side.
To learn about the grandiose plans read this article.
This will go on for YEARS.
Drivers are asked to use alternate routes, but the people who live along the way and have no choice but to exit onto Highway One are suffering from the disruption and congestion.
It is our major Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway (and to points beyond as well).
(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)