Excavation Started in Izmir's Longest Tunnel

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality started digging the “longest highway tunnel in the city”, which has a critical role in the giant project that will connect Buca to the Bus Terminal. The 183 million lira “express road” project, which also includes viaducts and highway crossings, will ease the Konak-Buca-Bornova connection.

Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu started the “deep double tube tunnel” excavation work of the 183 million lira “express road” project that will connect the Homeros Boulevard in Buca to the Bus Station in Bornova. Mayor Kocaoğlu said that İzmir's longest tunnel, viaduct and highway crossings total 7 kilometers of routes are an important transportation investment that will provide Konak-Buca-Bornova connection.

Having made 75.5 million lira expropriation for the Homeros Boulevard section, the Metropolitan Municipality has already expropriated 26 million lira for the Buca Tunnel and 10 million TL for the viaducts. Thanks to this project, the vehicles that will pass through the 2.5 km "longest highway tunnel in the city" will be able to reach the bus station and the ring road without getting into heavy traffic.

Tunnel, viaduct and 35 meter road
The giant investment, which is the continuation of Homer Boulevard (Flying Road), which was put into service by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in recent years, and which provides uninterrupted access to Izmir Bus Terminal, has started fast, including deep double tube tunnel-viaduct-under / overpass and road construction. . The Metropolitan Municipality, which established two construction sites, one in Buca and the other in Altındağ, total 206 bored piles in the exit (Altındağ) section of the tunnel. 3 overlay was performed on the tunnel. In the tunnel entrance (Buca) section, the construction of the foot bridge of the highway bridge, which will provide connection with Onat Street, is completed and the concrete works are about to end. In the entrance section, the excavation works are started in the double tunnel.

Within the scope of the project, which aims to ensure uninterrupted transportation between Buca-Bornova, 2.5 will be equipped with double tube deep tunnel, 280 and 920 meters with two viaducts, at the intersection of Kemalpaşa Street and Kamil Tunca Boulevard.

35 meters wide (3 departure-3 arrival), with a new route that will serve as a total six lanes Çamlık, Moonlight, Ismetpasa, Ufuk, Ferahli, Ulubatli, Mehmet Akif, Respect, Atamer, Çınartepe, Center, Victory, Unity, Koşukavak, Çamkule , Meric, Yesilova and Karacaoglan neighborhoods will be overcome from Bornova Kemalpasa Street 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 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.



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