Salah ed Din street is now open to the south of Deir el Balah and Abu Houli junction. This stretch of road had been blocked for nearly 5 years. Resurfacing is currently taking place over large areas of the road however traffic can move in both directions.
The Coastal road is now fully open from north to south Gaza, although some repair work is still required at the site of the former IDF positions to the north of Tel Katifa settlement.
Traffic is now moving on both sides of the concrete blocks that still remain at Abu Houli junction. The eastern side of the blocks had previously been used exclusively by settlers for movement in and out of Kfar Darom.