Relations Department at the Directorate General of the Internal Security Forces announced that on the occasion of the visit of His Holiness Pope
Benedict XVI to
Lebanon, on 14/9/2012, the internal security forces will be taking the following measures:
On Friday, 09/14/2012: Parking
prevention starting at 11:00 to time 16:00 from the airport road stretching through the Hafez Assad, Salim Salam, Fouad Chehab Boulevards through to George
Haddad Street, main entrance of the Port, going towards Charles Helou Boulevard, Karantina, marine road
from Karantina toward
Dbayeh bridge through
Jounieh highway towards President Fouad Chehab Stadium, Bkirki, and finally reaching the Papal embassy.
On Saturday, 15/09/2012: Parking Prevention
starting at 7:00 to time 14:00 on the
road stretching from Fouad Chehab stadium, through Jounieh highway,
to Dbayeh Bridge and the marine road down to the Karantina bridge, Emile Lahoud Boulevard,
Sayyad Roundabout, and
the Republican Palace (vice versa).
On Sunday, the 16/9/2012:
Parking Prevention starting at 4:00 and up time 13:00 on the following roads:
1- Emile Lahoud Boulevard from
Sayyad roundabout to Karantina Bridge; traffic will be deviated towards
2- Pierre Gemayel Boulevard from the Dkhouliyeh Intersection to the Judicial
3- Paris Boulevard from the intersection of the old US embassy to the
intersection of “Bain Militaire”
4- Charles Helou Boulevard from the Forum de Beirut to the Emigrant Statue.
Cars are banned from passing and parking in the space between the Karantina
Bridge – Forum (eastern side) and Paris Boulevard – old US embassy intersection
(western side), and from Armenia Street to Gemmayze Street, and to Georges
Haddad Street until Fouad Chehab Boulevard and Fakhreddine Street, going
through Omar Daouk Street (southern side).
All traffic will be suspended throughout the Pope’s visit to Lebanon as
of 8:00 am on Friday 14/9/2012 until the end of his visit Sunday
16/9/2012 from Harissa highway stretching through to Fouad Chehab
Stadium in Jounieh, upwards towards central Ghosta – Harissa. All
traffic on these roads will be deviated to auxiliary roads.
will also be suspended on the seaside road from the Donniyeh Bridge
stretching through to the Karantina Bridge as follows:
- On 14/9/2012 from 11:00 until 16:00
- On 15/9/2012, from 7:00 until 14:00
- On 16/9/2012 from 6:00 until 19:00
Trucks and heavy vehicles will also be prohibited from taking road in Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Kesserwan and Metn.
For air-traffic suspensions please click here