When the Eurasia Tube Crossing Project will be completed: With the completion of the Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project), which will be built between Cankurtaran beach and Haydarpaşa, the foundation of which was laid on February 26, 2011, it is aimed to reduce the travel time of up to 100 minutes to 15 minutes. With the Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project), which will be built about 1,8 kilometers south of Marmaray, which was implemented to provide an alternative and fast highway crossing in the Bosphorus, it will share the traffic loads of the existing two bridges and and it will provide a fast urban transportation.
In the Eurasia Tunnel Project, which consists of a 5,4 km long highway tunnel between the European and Asian coasts of Istanbul under the sea floor of the Bosphorus, and the extension of the existing roads of 9,2 km to the tunnel, the total road route is 14,6 It will be XNUMX kilometers.
The Eurasia Tunnel Project, built by the Turkish company Yapı Merkezi and the Korean company SK consortium, is expected to be completed in 1 months with an investment of approximately 245 billion 47 million dollars, and the tunnel traffic will be limited to cars and minibuses and heavy vehicles, motorcycles and pedestrians are It was recorded that the pass would be closed.
Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that the Eurasia Tunnel, which is planned to be completed in the second half of 2017 and will be used by an average of 100 thousand vehicles per day, will be put into service at the end of this year, and noted that the Eurasia Tunnel Project was completed in 8 months and 47 months from the specified time. Noting that the 14,6 km Eurasia Tunnel Project consists of 3 main sections, Minister Yıldırım said that the most important part of the project, the 3-meter Bosphorus crossing, was completed in August 344. The existing D-2015 highway will be completed for the completion of the part of the project on the Asian side. Noting that the road and intersection arrangements have been made in the section of 100 meters up to Göztepe, Minister Yıldırım stated that the existing road route will be increased from 3 lanes to 800 lanes.
Stating that the total investment amount of the project is over 1 billion 245 million dollars, Minister Yıldırım emphasized that with the completion of the Eurasia Tunnel Project, which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attaches great importance to, the traffic of Istanbul will take a sigh of relief with 4 highway crossings between the two continents.