The Eurasia Tunnel will be opened 8 months early: Binali Yıldırım gave the good news that the Eurasia Tunnel, which is planned to be completed in the second half of 2017, will be completed 8 months ago.
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, said that the end of the Eurasia Tunnel (Istanbul Bosphorus Highway Tube Crossing) project, which was launched as the "brother of Marmaray". Stating that the project, which has a total length of 14,6 kilometers, consists of 3 main sections, Yıldırım said, “We completed the most important phase of the Eurasia Tunnel project in 3 thousand 344 meters of the Bosphorus crossing in August 2015, but two important parts are road and junction arrangements on the European and Asian sides. there is more. So the ways of connection. On the European side, the 5,4 kilometer coastal road will be increased from 6 lanes to 8 lanes until Kazlıçeşme, and approximately 1,5 kilometers will be taken under the ground level. On the Asian side, the road and junction arrangement up to Göztepe will be made in the 100 thousand 3 meters section of the D-800 highway, and the existing road will be increased from 6 lanes to 8 lanes. ”
“GREAT SUCCESS TO FINISH BEFORE TIME”
Reminding that the Eurasia Tunnel project is planned to be put into service in the second half of 2017 according to the contract, Yıldırım stated that they will complete the project 8 months before the specified time, in a short time such as 47 months. pride and great success. said. Lightning, Eurasian stressing that the tunnel is very important for in Istanbul, in Turkey, the advanced technology used last year's project and therefore by the International Tunneling and Underground Construction "Great Project of the Year" reminded me of the award. Expressing that the Eurasia Tunnel is the project of the "most", Yıldırım said that the tunnel boring machine used is among the top ten in the world with its cutting head power, second with 12 bar design pressure and 13,7 meter digging diameter in the world.
“BRIDGE TRAFFIC WILL MIX TO HISTORY”
Binali Yıldırım stated that the total investment amount of the project is over 1 billion 245 million dollars and added: “With the introduction of the Eurasia Tunnel, which our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan places great importance, we will bring the world's most modern and advanced road crossing tunnel to Istanbul. . Rubber vehicles from Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges travel between the two continents. Railway transportation is provided from Marmaray. Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge will be both a highway and a rail system. When the Eurasia Tunnel is completed, we will have 4 highway crossings between the two continents and Istanbul traffic will breathe. The bridge traffic torment of Istanbul will go down in history. ”
“100 THOUSAND VEHICLES WILL GO IN A DAY”
Expressing that after the commissioning of the Eurasia Tunnel, an average of 100 thousand vehicles will be used daily, Yıldırım emphasized that the road safety will be at the highest level in the tunnel due to the fact that it is built with two floors. Minister Yıldırım pointed out that uninterrupted travel in adverse weather conditions such as fog and icing will be ensured, “The key connection that completes the road network and the fastest transportation opportunity among the existing airports in Istanbul will be the Eurasia Tunnel. Most importantly, a significant reduction in traffic will be provided in the east of the historical peninsula. He said that there will be a noticeable relief in the vehicle traffic on the bridges of the Bosphorus, Galata and Unkapanı, and the journey time will be up to 15 minutes on Kazlıçeşme-Göztepe line, where the traffic is very intense. ”