The Kınalı-Odayeri section of the North Marmara Motorway and the Çatalca-Yassıören line and the Habibler-Başakşehir intersection route will be opened today with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan.
The Çatalca-Yassıören section of the Northern Marmara Motorway will be opened to traffic, from Çatalca to Istanbul Airport in 26 minutes by a 13-kilometer highway. Access to the central residential areas on the European Side of Istanbul will also ease this way.
The total length of the Northern Marmara Motorway, which is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world with its new highway network and is aimed at reducing the traffic load of Istanbul, which is a cross-continental gateway, reaches 398 kilometers.
Within the scope of the works, the most important transition point of the project was between Odayeri and Kurtköy, including Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which was previously opened to traffic. The Çatalca-Yassıören and Habibler-Başakşehir intersections on the Kınalı-Odayeri line have also been completed. These lines will be put into service today by President Erdoğan and Minister Turhan.
Secure and fast access
The Northern Marmara Motorway has been designed to reduce the traffic density within the city and existing Bosphorus bridges and to ensure the transit of vehicles without access to city traffic, with high standard, uninterrupted, safe and comfortable way.
The investment amount of 180 million dollars of the highway's 15,3 kilometer length of Çatalca-Yassıören section, opened last year, the 25,3 kilometers of the Yassıören-Odayeri section is located in the continuation.
With the opening of Çatalca-Yassıören section to traffic, safe and fast access will be provided by separating regional traffic from urbanization and industrialization around the main transportation arteries in the east-west direction in the Northern Marmara Region.
Transportation to Istanbul Airport will be shorter
From Çatalca, you can reach Istanbul Airport in 26 minutes by the 13-kilometer highway. Access to central settlements on the European Side of Istanbul will also be facilitated in this way.
The travel time from Çatalca to Kurtköy and its surroundings on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, which will be 2-3 hours especially when the traffic is heavy, will be reduced to approximately 110 kilometers using the Northern Marmara Motorway and Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the journey will be carried out in 50 minutes.
From the district of Habibler-Başakşehir intersections, which constitute the beginning of the 7th part of the project and the investment amount is approximately 15 million dollars, the motorway section of Sultangazi and Gaziosmanpaşa districts opened directly to Odayeri-Paşaköy section and Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in 1,1. access will be provided.
Within the scope of the Kınalı-Odayeri Section Project of the Northern Marmara Motorway, 1,2 billion dollars have been invested so far.