By popular request, Jerusalem Construction News will now feature images of live construction sites. This behind-the-scenes look aims to bridge the gap between project planning and completion. The first edition of Work In Progress highlights two public buildings:
It may have taken Jerusalem Municipality officials until March to publicize the 2016 Jerusalem budget, but it’s finally here. At 5.17 billion shekels, the 2016 budget is 5% higher than the budget set in 2015. The proceeding is a list of the points deemed most relevant to readers:
The 2015 budget for the aesthetics of the city was 20 million shekels. This year, the budget is increasing by 14 million shekels to a total of 34 million shekels. This budget includes:
Increased mechanical street sweeping network
Increased budget for cleaning and improving the appearance of East Jerusalem
Continued replacement of dumpsters with underground garbage collection pits
Continued remodeling, shading and upgrading children’s play areas in parks
An interactive map of the blue, green and red lines (including the extension [in pink]) of the Jerusalem Light Rail is now available. Many of the stations on the map, represented by white circles, are unconfirmed, but the general locations are accurate.
The map demonstrates how much more connected the city will be and just how many neighborhoods the light rail will be able to serve.