Çanakkale Bosphorus Bridge tender in 2015: It is anticipated that the tender for Çanakkale Strait Bridge will be held in 2015 ...
Cahit Turhan, General Manager of Highways, stated that the commons project of the Çanakkale Bosphorus Bridge, which is planned to be built between Lapseki and Gelibolu, has been prepared, and said, “We anticipate that the tender of the Çanakkale Bosphorus Bridge, which is planned to be built with the BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) model, in 2015.” Turhan answered the questions of the AA correspondent. Stating that the construction of the Çanakkale-Balıkesir Motorway, which also includes the Çanakkale Bosphorus Bridge, is considered in the medium term, Turhan said that until 2018, Ankara-İzmir, Ankara-Niğde, Ankara-Samsun, Aydın-Denizli Mersin-Taşucu and İzmir-Çandarlı highway He explained that they were planning to finish their projects. Turhan stated that the tenders of the BOT projects that will reach 2023 should be made by 2015 at the latest.
Turhan stated that the commons project of the Çanakkale Bosphorus Bridge, which is planned to be built between Lapseki and Gelibolu by the General Directorate of Highways, is being prepared, and that the tender for the Çanakkale Bosphorus Bridge, which is planned to be built with the BOT model, is planned to be launched in 2015.
- Will reduce vehicle operating costs and travel time
The suspension bridge to be built within the scope of the Tekirdağ-Kınalı-Çanakkale-Balıkesir Highway Project, which is among the 2023 targets of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, is the most important project after the 3rd bridge to be built in Istanbul. The project, which will create a new alternative to the Istanbul Strait passage for the highway traffic that will head towards the west of the Aegean and Central Anatolia, Adana-Konya axis and the Western Mediterranean regions through Europe and Thrace, will be the main residential areas and the Istanbul-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale road, With its commissioning, it will reduce vehicle operating costs and travel time.
- Will reduce the burden of Istanbul traffic
Çanakkale Bridge, whose middle span will be around 2 thousand 23 meters, is planned to be 800 thousand 3 meters long, with an approach of 623 meters from both sides to the piers. Çanakkale Bridge, which will consist of 3 departures and 3 arrivals (2 × 3) lanes, will be built with technical equipment that is earthquake resistant and not affected by fault lines.
Thrace traffic coming from Greece, Bulgaria and Romania and facing the Aegean Region and Anatolia will be transferred to İzmir and Aegean Region via Çanakkale Bridge without entering Istanbul. Çanakkale Bridge, which will significantly reduce the burden of transit traffic from Thrace to Anatolia, will also contribute to the solution of Istanbul's traffic problem. Tekirdağ-Kınalı-Çanakkale-Balıkesir Highway, where Çanakkale Bridge will also be located, will be connected to Gebze-İzmir Highway from the west of Balıkesir. Between Eceabat and Çanakkale, where the bridge is provided by ferry, it will also eliminate the disruptions in transportation, especially in winter, due to lodos.