Route 386 (Israel)

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Route 386
386 כביש
Route information
Length: 23 km (14 mi)
Major junctions
north end: Tzur Hadassah Junction
  Nes Harim Junction
Kerem Junction
Holland Square
Molikovsky Square
Denia Square
Haft Square
south end: Junction at Shazar Blvd
Highway system

Roads in Israel


Route 386 is a road in Israel that runs from Tzur Hadassah to Jerusalem.


The route begins as a two-lane undivided road in the Judean Mountains at 730 meters above sea level at Tzur Hadassah Junction with Route 375.[1] It travels west-northwest for 2 km. passing Moshav Bar Giora and Nes Harim Junction with Road 3866 where it turns eastward for 1.2 km. and negotiates a hairpin turn. The road then begins a long winding descent, first west, then north, then east, skirting around the west side of the Har Giora Nature Reserve offering scenic views as it descends into the Sorek Valley. At its lowest point of 550 meters, the road passes Jerusalem's largest sewage treatment facility (Sorek)[1].

It then begins a slow northeasterly ascent as it passes Jerusalem's main electrical substation (Sapir Station)[2] and the Sataf Spring Nature Reserve [3]. Turning more easterly, it enters Jerusalem just before passing below Hadassah Hospital and intersects with Route 395 at Kerem Junction. It continues its ascent via Ein Kerem Street through the neighborhood of Ein Kerem travelling southeast, then north, then east until Holland Square adjacent to the Bayit VeGan neighborhood. From this point, Route 386 becomes a boulevard with traffic light controlled intersections.

The road continues northeasterly as Sderot Herzl (Herzl Boulevard), also known as Tzir Herzl (Herzl Axis), the major north-south route on the west side of the city.[2] Along this portion of the route, tracks were laid for the Jerusalem Light Rail, which began operation in August 2011. The road passes Yad Vashem, the Mount Herzl National Cemetery and Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center.[3] Between Molikovsky Square at Shmuel Beyth Street and Haft Square at HeHalutz Street, northbound traffic may continue through Beit HaKerem along Herzl Boulevard. Southbound traffic, however, is shunted 0.2 km. west along the parallel Mordechai Ish Shalom Street due to space limitations created by the Light Rail on Herzl.

After Haft Square, the road travels between the neighborhoods of Kiryat Moshe and Kiryat HaLeom, passing nearby the Kiryat Moshe Interchange of Highway 50 (Begin Expressway). It ends at 800 meters above sea level at Shazar Boulevard at the main western entrance to Jerusalem at the base of the Jerusalem Chords Bridge and the Binyanei HaUma Convention Center.


km Name Type Meaning Location Road(s) Crossed
0 צומת צור הדסה
(Tzur Hadassah Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Rock of Hadassah Tzur Hadassah,
Mevo Beitar,
Mount Kitron
ISR-HW375.png Route 375
1.4 Fareskilt 20.PNG Fire Station entrance road
2 צומת בר גיורה
(Bar Giora Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG named after
Simon bar Giora
Bar Giora entrance road
2.2 צומת נס הרים
(Nes Harim Junction)
Fareskilt 20.PNG Mountain Banner Nes Harim ISR-HW3866.png Road 3866
3.4 (hairpin turn) Winding left curve (Israel road sign).png
7 (narrow bridge
over rail line)
Narrow bridge.png Tel Aviv–Jerusalem
Rail Line
9.1 Fareskilt 20.PNG Sorek
Water Purification Plant
entrance road
10 (narrow bridge
over stream)
Narrow bridge.png Sorek Stream
10.1 Fareskilt 20.PNG JNF Canada Forest
in the Jerusalem Hills
entrance road
11.5 Fareskilt 20.PNG Sapir
electrical substation
entrance road
13.2 Fareskilt 20.PNG Sataf Spring
Nature Reserve
entrance road
14.5 Jerusalem Municipal Boundary
15.6 Fareskilt 20beige.png Hadassah Hospital,
Even Sapir
ISR-HW396.png Route 396
(Kalman Yaakov Mann St.)
16.2 צומת כרם
(Kerem Junction)
Fareskilt 20beige.png vineyard ISR-HW395.png Route 395
Ein Kerem Street
16.9 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ein Kerem Emek HaTeimanim St.
17.3 כיכר קסטל
(Kastel Square)
Fareskilt 20beige.png castle Ein Kerem HaHadasim St.
Ha'Ilanot Rd.
17.4 כיכר עין כרם
(Ein Kerem Square)
Fareskilt 20beige.png spring of the vineyard Ein Kerem HaAhayot Rd.
HaHoma Lane
17.5 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ein Kerem HaMa'ayan St.
HaSha'ar Alley
17.55 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ein Kerem HaOren St.
17.6 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ein Kerem HaOrev Alley
17.7 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ein Kerem Ma'ale HaBustan
17.8 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ein Kerem HaYekev Alley
17.9 Fareskilt 20beige.pngWinding left curve (Israel road sign).png Ein Kerem Karmit Rd.
18.05 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ein Kerem HaHoma Lane
18.6 Fareskilt 20beige.png Ein Kerem Shaul Barkali St.
19.7 Fareskilt 20beige.png Jerusalem Light Rail
Park and ride Facility
Herzl Boulevard
20 כיכר הולנד
(Holland Square)
ILramzor2.svgTram sign israel.png Yad VaShem,
Bayit VeGan,
Jerusalem Light Rail Station
HaZikaron St.,
HaPisga St.,
Kiryat HaYovel St.
20.2 ILramzor2.svg Bayit VeGan Bayit VeGan St.,
HaRav Uziel St.
20.4 ILramzor2.svg Har Herzl entrance road
20.6 כיכר מיליקובסקי
(Mileikowsky Square)
ILramzor2.svg named after
Nathan Mileikowsky
Beit HaKerem,
Yefeh Nof,
Sha'arei Tzedek,
Yad Sarah
Shmuel Beyth St.,
Yefeh Nof St.
to Mordechai Ish-Shalom Rd.
20.8 (pedestrian crossing) ILramzor2.svgPedestrian crossing.png Beit HaKerem,
Yefeh Nof,
Jerusalem Light Rail Station
20.9 ILramzor2.svg Beit HaKerem,
Yefeh Nof
Aharonov St.
21.1 ILramzor2.svg Beit HaKerem,
Yefeh Nof
HaMeyasdim St.,
HaTomer St.
21.2 כיכר דניה
(Denia Square)
ILramzor2.svg named to honor the
Danish resistance movement
Beit HaKerem,
Yefeh Nof,
Jerusalem Light Rail Station
HaArazim St.,
Beit HaKerem St.
21.6 (pedestrian crossing) ILramzor2.svgPedestrian crossing.png Beit HaKerem,
Yefeh Nof,
Jerusalem Light Rail Station
21.8 כיכר האפט
(Haft Square)
ILramzor2.svg named after
Avraham Haft
Beit HaKerem,
Yefeh Nof,
Kiryat Moshe
Yehoshua Farbstein St.
(to Mordechai Ish Shalom Rd.),
HeHalutz St.,
Beit HaKerem St.
22.1 ILramzor2.svg Kiryat Moshe,
Kiryat HaLeom
Wolfson Blvd.,
Baron Hirsch St.
22.3 (southbound only) ILramzor2.svgTram sign israel.png Kiryat Moshe light rail crossing
22.5 ILramzor2.svg Kiryat Moshe,
Kiryat HaLeom
Kiryat Moshe St.,
Rabin Blvd.
to ISR-HW50.png Highway 50
22.7 ILramzor2.svg Kiryat Moshe,
Rova Mevo Ha'ir,
Jerusalem Light Rail Station
HaRav Tzvi Yehuda St.
22.9 ILramzor2.svg Givat Shaul,
Rova Mevo Ha'ir,
Strings Bridge
Shazar Blvd.


  1. ^ Shai Mahelel, YnetNews (2005-11-10). "Hiking in Israel". Daily Jews. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  2. ^ Fodor's (1999). Fodor's Israel (7th ed.). Fodor's Travel. p. 548. ISBN 9781400008988. 
  3. ^ Semsek, Hans-Günter; Verlag, Nelles; Pfaffenbach, Carmella (1996). Israel. Nelles Verlag GmbH. p. 256. ISBN 9783886184125. 

Coordinates: 31°46′17.80″N 35°09′06.20″E / 31.7716111°N 35.1517222°E / 31.7716111; 35.1517222