Ring Road is planning to Be Constructed on the Marmara Highway.
Thanks to ring road that is going to be constructed in Marmara Highway, it is planning to save 2.5 billion Turkish Liras annualy.
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım stated that they are planning to save 2.5 billion Turkish Liras annualy after the ring on Marmara Highway comes into operation.
Yıldırım also said that after İstanbul-İzmir Highway, North Marmara Highway and Kınalı-Tekirday-Çanakkale-Balıkesir projects finished, the ring on Marmara Highway is going to be active and so Marmara Sea is going to become a Highway.
The Project Costs $6.3 Billion
Yıldırım stated that İstanbul-İzmir Highway Project is going to be 433 km in total and it is going to link Turkey’s most crowded city İstanbul and Turkey’s third crowded city İzmir each other. He also said total cost of this project is $6.3 billion.
Osman Gazi Bridge which is involved in the project is 2.682 km in total and it is the 4th longest suspension bridge in the world with its 1.550 center span.
North Marmara Highway against Traffic Jam
Yıldırım stated that thanks to North Marmara Highway, traffic jam in Bosporus is planning to be decreased. Moreover, it is aimed to make transit connection between 2dn current airport in istanbul and the 3rd one which is under construction now. Then he gave information on
“Project has 95 km length in total. 60 km of this has 2×4 lanes, 22 km of the road has 2×3 lanes and 2×4 lanes has accommodation roads. Odayeri-Paşaköy section of North Marmara Highway (YAVUZ SULTAN SELİM Bridge involved) project’s tender was made in 2012 and the base of Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge was laid in 2013. Total length of project is 95 km and cost of the project is $2.5 billion.
Highway Which Links 4 Provinces Together Is At the Stage of Acceptance
Yıldırım also said that Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Balıkesir Highway Project which involves Çanakkale Bosporus Bridge has 352 km road which links İstanbul to North Aegean directly over Çanakkale. Project works of highway section are at the stage of acceptance.
When Çanakkale 1915 Bridge will be finished?
Yıldırım said that Çanakkale 1915 Bridge which is designed as a suspension bridge which has 3.623 meters length will be the longest suspension bridge in the world with its 2.023 meters center span.
Minister Yıldırım also stated that “This Bridge will be in service until 2023 and the distance between the piers of bridge will be 2023 meters.