Route 386 (Israel)

Coordinates: 31°46′17.80″N 35°09′06.20″E / 31.7716111°N 35.1517222°E / 31.7716111; 35.1517222
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Route 386
כביש 386
Route information
Length23 km (14 mi)
Major junctions
north endTzur Hadassah Junction
Major intersectionsNes Harim Junction
Kerem Junction
Holland Square
Molikovsky Square
Denia Square
Haft Square
south endJunction at Shazar Blvd
Highway system
Refaim Bridge, at which the Jaffa–Jerusalem railway is passing below road 386, at the point Nahal Refaim is entering Nahal Sorek
Sorek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nahal Sorek, near Road 386 and beside Mount Eitan [he]

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).[2]

It then begins a slow northeasterly ascent as it passes Jerusalem's main electrical substation (Sapir Station)[3] and the Sataf Spring Nature Reserve.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.

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


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