Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sheinkin Street renovation is now complete

The renovation of Sheinkin Street, the mecca of Tel Aviv style was completed this week, earlier than scheduled, along ith catwalk fashion shows featuring 20 models, music performances, 3D street games and a graffiti wall.

The renovation project began in November 2011, and the total cost is estimated at 30 million. It has a separate bicycle trail connecting the Nahalat Binyamin and Carmel Market with Rothschild Boulevard and Yehuda Halevi Street which is part of the new green road network.

Major changes are a new sewage infrastructure, the renovation and expansion of the pedestrian sidewalks, relocation of Tel-O-fan stations, installation of new illuminated signage and decorative lighting poles, new street furniture and trees on both sides of the street.

Ron Huldai, the mayor of Tel Aviv, said “Over the years, the city of Tel Aviv–Jaffa created many institutions and cultural venues that represent the open and creative spirit of the city. One of these is Sheinkin Street that has became much more than a street and turned into a significant landmark of Tel Aviv. Sheinkin Street renovation, done in cooperation with local residents and merchants, was designed to upgrade the infrastructure of the street, giving the street a new look and feel. I hope that the street upgrade will create prosperity similar to that experienced by all those places and streets in the city which were renovate in recent years. ”

The first section of the renovated street (Allenby Street – Melchett) was done in April 2012, several months ahead of schedule. Early completion was made possible by an incentive scheme initiated by the municipality and allowed residents and merchants to benefit from the new infrastructure much earlier that would have been possible otherwise.

Hat tip Israel Projects

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