Derech HaAtsmaut is the road that leads from the Old City (next to the Central Bus Station) to Birya Junction. A new construction project on that road with a budget of 40 Million Shekels will be starting soon. A few years ago the city of Tzfat installed the first traffic lights at the Birya Junction and also repaved the road. For the last five years the Tzfat Municipality has been working with the Ministry of Transportation to complete the final plans for this project. This entrance to the city has been always been a bit dangerous both to drivers and to pedestrians. The main goals of this project is to widen the main road and strengthen the overall infrastructure of this area. No date has been given as to when the construction will begin.