Route 12 was opened to traffic.

כביש 12

In recent months to strengthen the Defense plant in the adjacent road segments
Israel-Egypt border, to speed up construction of the barrier in the reinforcement and observation forces along the road.

תאריך: 26/02/2012, 07:44    
מחבר: הדס דובדבני ומערכת אתר צה”ל

Today (Mon) open Highway 12. The decision to open the road was made in light of the situation and after comprehensive preparatory work which yielded conclusions to improve the defense.
In a few months when the road was closed factory in intensity to obtain the conditions for a safe opening. Before
Opening the road was done extensive work to strengthen protection in the Israel-Egypt border are adjacent. Among others quickened the construction of the barrier, and forces were observation and added protection measures for existing notifications regarding terrorist action.

As part of the protection established the complexes, which were scattered at intervals of a few hundred metres to enable hiding vehicles during the Egypt border. “In all twelve road now has a few hundred meters across a nice sign marked ‘ refuge ‘. In most cases this is a case of fire road from the border of Egypt is protecting vehicles, “explained the Engineering Officer of the 80th major life hamias. “The protection is done in parallel to the border, a few feet to 20 feet from the border, and often reduce the options for shooting,” he added.

In addition, the stay based on the existing infrastructure. Two obstacles only demanded concrete usage – walls cover that can hide a bus and car together.
“The newly built parallel to route 12, but hidden and mostly dirt road. To serve as an emergency measure and only aim is to be the axis away from the border in case of shooting and allows for hidden flanking ride, “said major hamias. He also denies shooting
And anyway from penetration.

The IDF does all it can to maintain the life of the citizens of Israel while maintaining safety.
Southern command, Aluf Tal Russo, announced that starting today the traffic on Highway 12 between
Scouts junction (establishing) the Netafim, is allowed without restriction between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the afternoon only. The motion refers to the only road axis.
Prohibited off the area between the road to an international border, the order is closed and no space for movement. The movement of travellers in the East to route 12 is allowed during daylight hours only, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this afternoon. This permit applies to the following areas: Red Canyon area, two eye Netafim.

In addition, the order prohibits, whether on foot or in vehicles, on the road from 5 pm this afternoon to 8 a.m., except under permit issued by authorized by the Commander of the command, as described in the order.
We order applies to soldiers and police officers are required to enter the area in question to fill the role.

Translated from Hebrew