15 July Martyrs' Bridge will be renewed: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that the asphalt, insulation and expansion joints of the 1991 July Martyrs Bridge, whose mastic asphalt was renewed in 15, will be renewed, and the maintenance and repair works on the bridge will start on June 12. He said it will be completed in August.
Minister Arslan, in his statement, stated that they detected significant deterioration in mastic asphalt in the 15 years after the last renovation of the July 26 Martyrs Bridge. Arslan stated that the maintenance and repair works of the bridge will start on June 12, and that the superstructure renovation work will take place in 4 stages.
Arslan stated that the entire superstructure of the bridge, including the insulation and expansion joints together with asphalt, will be renewed and said, “We will renew the surface in a total of 36 thousand 86 square meters of main span and 14 thousand 580 square meters of area. It is not an easy task. At each stage, 2 lanes of the bridge will be closed to traffic and the existing traffic will be arranged in a way that there will be 2 departures and 2 arrivals with the additional lane taken from the opposite direction, and we will ensure that the traffic continues smoothly. he spoke.
- "The work will be completed on 31 August"
Minister Arslan stated that the maintenance and repair works of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge will be completed on 31 August.
“If we do not carry out the maintenance and repair of the bridge today, the cost of each passing time will be much higher for us. For permanent comfort, we have to take the temporary troubles. We have already considered the most suitable period when choosing the working time. The best dates are between June and September. It is the time when everyone goes on vacation and on holiday in Istanbul due to the good weather and climate conditions and the closure of the schools, and the traffic density is minimized. We will be working non-stop for 82 days 3 hours in 7 shifts with a team of 24 people in the field, and we will have completed the work by 31 August at the latest. "
- "Months of maintenance will end"
Arslan, the bridge is the main opening of the existing asphalt 40 millimeter, recalling the work to be done on the new asphalt 25 millimeter mastic and 25 millimeter stone mastic asphalt will be laid in the form of 2 layered, he said.
The total thickness of the 50 millimeter will be explained Arslan, laying two layers of asphalt, then would provide a great advantage to them, he said.
Pointing out that the maintenance work to be carried out on the bridges this year will be the last long-term renovation work, Arslan said, “With the methodology we have recently developed, we will only be able to remove the upper layer with the asphalt scraping machine overnight and renew the asphalt in the same night.” said.
Stating that the maintenance work that lasted for months will end with the method, Arslan said, “After these works are completed, there will no longer be a need for long-term closure of the July 15 Martyrs Bridge. In future maintenance, we will only be able to remove the top layer with the asphalt scraping machine overnight and renew the asphalt in the same night. Thus, the work that lasted for months will be completed overnight and the traffic will not be interrupted on the bridges due to maintenance and repair works. " found the assessment.