- 10 meters to the completion of the bridge towers: Transport Minister Lütfi Elvan 3. 312 meters to reach the towers of the bridge, the 10 meters to be completed by saying that the 29 2015 October XNUMX announced the opening date.
Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, was a guest at the Anadolu Agency (AA) Editorial Desk.
Elvan, the Chairman and General Manager of AA, was welcomed by Şenol Kazancı and answered the questions regarding the latest developments in the agenda.
Elvan said that with the 3rd Bridge, heavy vehicles will not stop at the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, and this will create significant relief in Istanbul's traffic. Stating that the towers and piers of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge are almost completed, Elvan said, “We have reached the 312th meter in the towers, there is only 10 meters to complete. This week we will throw the first deck of the 3rd bridge on Thursday or Friday. I invite you too. The silhouette of the bridge will start to be seen gradually. Our goal here is to open this bridge on October 29, 2015. We also have a 95-kilometer North Marmara highway project here, and we will finish this highway on the same date, ”he said.
Emphasizing that they are not satisfied with this in order to relieve the traffic of Istanbul, Elvan said, “In order to further ease the traffic of the Marmara Region, a connection road tender from Sakarya-Akyazı to Kocaeli, from here to Kurtköy, and from Kurtköy to the 3rd airport. we went out. With the realization of this project, there will be two highways and a D-100 entrance to Istanbul. "There will be 3 main entrances to the city," he said. Elvan also noted that the section from Odayeri to Tekirdağ-Kınalı had a tender with the build-operate-transfer model, and with this investment, from Sakarya-Akyazı, Kurtköy-3. He stated that they will have a second highway in the section extending to the airport- Odayeri- Tekirdağ-Kınalı.