Sabuncubeli Tunnel Opened with Ceremony


Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, opened today in Izmir and the foundation of the project of the cost of 1 billion 550 million liras said.

Arslan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Izmir-Manisa highway completed the construction of the Sabuncubeli Tunnel opening ceremony with some facilities attended the ceremony.

Stating that it is not known whether Ferhat succeeded in piercing the mountains for his love for Şirin, Minister Arslan said, “We are now serving you a tunnel that our Prime Minister, who knows the service to the people of the public and pierced the mountains on the path of servanthood, started in the period of ministry of Inali Yıldırım. Sabuncubeli Tunnel, Good luck to the people of Egels, Izmir and Manisa. ” said.

In addition to the tunnel, Arslan reminded that they will open the 48-kilometer divided road between Torbalı and Bayandır, the intersections at Bergama and Adnan Menderes Airport, and reminded that they laid the foundation of the railway project to be served by İZBAN and freight trains.

Arslan, wishing all the openings to be beneficial, said: “The price of the projects carried out by the General Directorate of Highways and which we will open tonight is 722 million liras. 830 million pounds in our railway project. Therefore, the cost of the projects that are opened and the foundation of which was opened today in İzmir is 1 billion 550 million liras. We are grateful to our Prime Minister and our President for their patronage. ” he spoke.

Arslan also thanked those who contributed to the projects.

After the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Yıldırım, along with the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, 1957 model playmouth savoy brand passed through a classic car silver tunnel.

Two cities will fall to 15 minutes

The foundation of the Sabuncubeli Tunnel and Connection Roads Project, which was carried out at the Sabuncubeli Pass, which passes 580 meters above the Izmir-Manisa road, was laid on September 9, 2011.

In the project, the construction works of which started with the build-operate-transfer model and continued with public facilities since 2015, two tunnels, each 4 thousand 65 meters long, with a total length of 8 thousand 130 meters, were built.

In addition, 2 thousand 530 meters Connection Roads were completed. The slope, which was 9,5 percent in the Sabuncubeli pass, was reduced to 1,5 percent through tunnels, and 14 bends were eliminated.

Tunnels made in the difficult passage between İzmir and Manisa, which Evliya Çelebi depicts as “terrible Sabuncubeli” in his travel book, reduce the distance between the two cities to 15 minutes.

The tunnels will provide both safety, speed and fuel savings on the Izmir-Manisa road, which is used by 40 vehicles per day, and the transportation problems experienced in the winter will be eliminated.

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