The 4th section of the Kurtköy Akyazı section of the Northern Marmara Highway was put into use with a ceremony attended by our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan via live connection and the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan was present.
President Erdoğan attended the opening of the section that covers the Kurtköy-Liman Junction line and the port connection road of the Northern Marmara Motorway with a live connection while addressing the public at the rally organized by the AK Party in Izmit National Will Square.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Turhan reminded that they are at the point where three highways meet, and reminded that the North Marmara Motorway was opened at the weekend with the participation of our President Erdoğan.
Reminding that the Izmir-Istanbul Motorway opened the Akhisar and Balıkesir city crossings on March 17, Turhan said that yesterday they installed the tower caisson foundation shaft assembly of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge.
Turhan today, the North Marmara Motorway Kurtköy-Akyazi section of the 4. section of the service opened, the following statements were used:
“(Addressing Erdogan who participated in the ceremony with a live connection) We put these great projects into service with the high-leadership opportunities created by the political, financial and economic stability created by the AK Party governments with the build-operate-transfer model. As you stated at the end of this year, we will finish this project until the eastern crossing of Izmit. I hope it will be completed until the Akyazı junction next year. With the commissioning of the project, international and intercity traffic, especially in the northern Marmara region, will leave the city traffic and will be a significant relief in transportation. ”
Following the speech of our President Erdoğan after the speech, Minister Turhan, Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) Chairman Nail Olpak, Limak Holding Honorary President Nihat Özdemir, Limak Holding Board Honorary Vice President Sezai Bacaksız, Cengiz Holding Chairman Mehmet Cengiz and accompanying persons his ribbon was cut.
Minister Turhan, the opening of the North Marmara Motorway Kurtköy-Akyazi section of the 4. section of the vehicle for some time using the reviews found.
With the opening of the section covering the Kurtköy-Liman Junction line and the port connection road of the Northern Marmara Motorway to traffic, both connections between Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway and Osmangazi Bridge that serve the transit vehicle traffic via Osmangazi Bridge and the Osmangazi Bridge provided.
Within the scope of the Kurtköy-Akyazı Section of the Northern Marmara Highway, 1,9 billion dollars have been invested so far. In case of the most advanced metropolis of Istanbul Turkey in terms of socio-economic, economy, culture, tourism and especially in the social sector to become an important center due to traffic load carrying capacity above the throat passage.
The North Marmara Highway Project, the 398 kilometer, is being implemented in order to ease the city's burden, without having to enter the city traffic, and through the access control, high standard, uninterrupted, safe and comfortable way, the transit of the vehicles from time and fuel.
In the Kurtköy-Akyazı section of the Northern Marmara Motorway, Kurtkoy-Liman Junction with an investment amount of 476 million dollars and the TEM junction of the port connection road, and the industrial connections of the port connection road to the industrial sites in Köseler and Demirciler locations have been made before.
Istanbul Park Junction and Gebze OSB Junction in this section were also put into service. Thus, the hosting of Turkey's most important organized industrial zone in Kocaeli's Gebze district in the North Marmara Motorway access was provided.
Reduced fuel and depreciation expenses
In addition, connections between Dilovası and its surrounding settlements and industrial sites were established both among themselves and by the highway. The safe and comfortable access of the heavy traffic in this region to the Northern Marmara Motorway was realized.
While the travel times were shortened by the studies carried out, the exhaust emissions of the vehicles dropped to the environment were reduced, maintenance-operating expenses were saved. With the decrease in fuel and depreciation expenses, a positive value was created for the country's economy.
The project forms the locomotive of Turkey's industry and economy in terms of power rings to surround the Marmara Region Marmara important parts of a completed one.
It is aimed to establish a comfortable and safe transportation network in the north-south and east-west axis of the region with other works to be carried out on the Northern Marmara Motorway.