470 tunnels will be put into service until 2023
470 tunnels will be put into service on the highways until 2023 which have a distance lenght from Istanbul to Antalya.
“Our projects are competing with each other”
The Minister of Transportation, Marine and Communication Binali Yildirim made a statement related to Turkey’s tunnel investments and said that they developed in the last 13 years to build the roads with an ability of advanced technology.
“A Turkey which couldnt build a tunnel in 30 years became to a Turkey to build in a year 44 tunnels with a total of 56 km lenght.We made the biggest tunnels on highways, railways and even under the sea.”
Yildirim stated that the Marmaray which built 66 meters under the sea is one of the most important projects in the world.”The Avrasya Tube Transition is in the deepest sea level in the world within 106 meters.” added Yildirim.
Until today were in Turkey 271 tunnels put into service which are 254 km long and within the targets of 2023 there are 470 tunnels planned to be build.
According to the information of the Headquarters of the Highways ,last year were 44 tunnels completed which have a 57 km total lenght.
The Istanbul Kasimpasa Tunnel (2×1570m), Izmir Konak Tunnel (2×1674 m), Kahramanmaras Puren Tunnel(2×1981 m) ,Mersin Boogcak Tunnel (2×1570 m),Bitlis August Tunnel(2×1981 m) and other tunnels were put into service last year.
Until 2003,there were 83 tunnels with a 50 km total lenght offered to use in Turkey but between 2003 and 2015,there were 188 tunnels built with a total lenght of 214 km.The tunnel which was built in this mentioned period showed a 427 percent increase than the tunnels built before 2003.
On the highways in Turkey there are 170 single tubes which have a total lenght of 74 km and with a 190 km lenght are 101 double tunnels serving.