Izmir Metropolitan Municipality started construction work for the 183 million lira project that extends the Homeros Boulevard to the Bus Station and will cross the section between Buca and Bornova through a "deep tunnel". Citizens who will pass the 2.5 km long “city's longest road tunnel” will be able to reach the bus station and the ring road without getting into heavy traffic.
Developing new projects to ease the traffic in the city, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality struck the first digging for the longest road tunnel in Izmir. The construction works of the project, which is a continuation of the Homeros Boulevard (Flying Road), which the Metropolitan Municipality brought to the city and put into service in the past years, extending to İzmir Bus Terminal and providing uninterrupted transportation, including the construction of a deep double tube tunnel-viaduct-under / overpass and road construction. started. Having made expropriation of 75 million 500 thousand liras for the Homeros Boulevard section, the Metropolitan Municipality has made expropriation of 26 million lira for the Buca Tunnel and 10 million TL for the viaducts so far. In the 7-kilometer project, while the bored piling works on the tunnel and the viaduct construction on the one hand, the official groundbreaking ceremony will be held in the coming days.
Within the scope of this large investment, which is critical for city traffic, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, for uninterrupted transportation from Buca Homeros Boulevard to the bus station in Bornova; At the intersection of 2.5 km double tube deep tunnel, 280 and 920 meters long viaducts, at the intersection of Kemalpaşa Avenue and Kamil Tunca Boulevard, 2 vehicle underpasses and 1 vehicle overpass for the ring road bus terminal connection. Thus, vehicles crossing İzmir's longest tunnel with Homeros Boulevard and Onat Street will be able to reach the bus and bus road without getting into the city's heavy traffic.
Where will it go?
Çamlı, Mehtap, İsmetpaşa, Ufuk Ferahlı, Ulubatlı, Mehmet Akif, Respect, Atamer, Çınartepe, Center, Victory, Unity, Koşukavak, Çamkule, Meric, Yesilova and Karacaoglan neighborhoods will be overcome from Bornova Kemalpaşa Street will be connected to the bus terminal.
7 viaduct-2 sub-passage-2 overpass and road arrangements cost 1 million TL with the tunnel to be built on the 183 kilometer.
The longest tunnel
The 2.5 km deep double tube tunnel that Izmir Metropolitan Municipality started to open between Buca Ufuk District and Bornova Çamkule also has the feature of being the “longest road tunnel that is all within the city limits”. The people of Izmir are still using Bayraklı 1 Tunnel 320 meter, Konak Tunnel 1674 meter, Bayraklı The 2 Tunnel is 1865 meters long.