The 69th Meeting of the Regional Managers Meeting, which is held regularly every year since the establishment of the Highways Organization, started with an opening ceremony on Monday, April 15th at the General Directorate of Highways Halil Rıfat Paşa Hall. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit TURHAN, Deputy Minister Enver İSKURT, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir URALOĞLU, Deputy General Managers, Regional Managers, Department Heads, sector representatives and Karayolcular attended the ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister TURHAN said that these annual meetings are a "Roadway tradition" in which the road map of the institution is determined.
TURHAN pointed out that transportation has become more important in this period when the boundaries between distant and near are lifted and global interaction is constantly increasing, “It is also a road transportation and literally, which enables us to integrate with the world, to have a say in transportation and access. "It is our General Directorate of Highways."
Stating that they will continue to work tirelessly, devotedly and seriously to realize the necessary infrastructure in order for the country's economy to reach the foreseen targets, TURHAN noted that the main theme of all transportation projects carried out since 2003 is the integrated transportation systems.
Pointing out that great works have been accomplished with the transportation initiative launched in 2003, TURHAN said that in 16 years, they have increased the divided road network to 20 thousand 541 kilometers by connecting 26 thousand 642 kilometers and provided 77 cities. TURHAN stated that in 2018, 185 kilometers of divided roads, 625 kilometers of which were highways, 39% of the road network and almost all of the main axles were divided into roads, “Accordingly, our cruise speed has doubled, travel times have been reduced by half. . 2 percent of the traffic now travels on divided roads. In this way, we have achieved an annual reduction of 81 billion 17 thousand tons in emission emissions, as well as an annual fuel-time savings of 771 billion 3 million lira.
As a result of the studies carried out, despite the increase in mobility on the roads by 2,5 times, TURHAN stated that the loss of lives in the accident site per kilometer fell from 100 to 5,72 in traffic accident decreased by 1,79 percent in the last 10 years. He stated that this reduction is definitely not a satisfactory one, even if it is a success.
Emphasizing the importance of Bituminous Hot Mix (BSK) coating works for traffic safety and comfortable travel, TURHAN stated that 37 thousand 25 kilometers of the roads are BSK-related.
TURHAN stated that they have completed 90 percent of the east-west corridors that will provide connections with border gates, ports, railways and airports, and 86 percent of the north-south corridors, and they have increased the length of the highway to 2 thousand 842 kilometers within the framework of the highway mobilization they initiated.
TURHAN stated that the achievements in the projects implemented by Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) method gave confidence to the investors in the future projects and increased the demand.
Stating that they are very focused on utilizing information technologies and spreading smart transportation systems in the works, since they are information and technology oriented, TURHAN also commented that “we are also starting to work on establishing an image based highway information system management”.
Stating that the works on the Malkara Gelibolu Lapseki Section and the Menemen-Aliağa-Çandarlı motorways of the Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Balıkesir Motorway, which includes the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir, North Marmara, 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, TURHAN said that the whole of the Northern Marmara Motorway continues. He added that it will be opened in 2020 and that the historical Silk Road will be revived with the intercontinental highway connection providing uninterrupted transportation.
General Director of Highways Abdulkadir URALOĞLU, since the establishment of the General Directorate of Highways, has adopted the love of homeland for himself; dormitories around the crossed paths, combining bridges, through tunnels exceeding passages do not always people-oriented projects that implement sustainable growth, the condition of the infrastructure delivering the required standards that had built the way forward Turkey, he said.
Emphasizing that engineering is the art of realizing the best possible under the current conditions, URALOĞLU said, “We continue to work with devotion by seeing the beginning of the next and making every investment we make in the best way, with the awareness of our responsibility in making our country the ideal country in every field.
URALOĞLU, under the responsibility of the General Directorate of Highways, stated that there are 2 thousand 842 km of road networks, including a total of 31 thousand 21 km of roads, 34 thousand 171 km of state roads and 68 thousand of 34 km of provincial roads, and 25 thousand 215 km of these roads are bituminous hot mix. the coating said 39 km of the surface is surface coating.
URALOĞLU, who stated that the foundation of the Ankara-Niğde Highway, which will serve 330 km long last year, including the main body and connection roads, was laid last year, and the Cankurtaran Tunnel, which was built as a 690 km double tube in the Cankurtaran Pass at 5,2 m altitude, He stated that the Sabuncubeli Tunnel, which reduced the distance between Manisa to 15 minutes, and the longest double tube tunnel of our third country, Ovit, was opened.
URALOĞLU stating that the caisson foundations of the bridge tower feet will be floated from the dry pool to the wet pool by leaving a significant stage on the 2023 Çanakkale Bridge, which will be the longest in the world with its middle span of 1915 m, Istanbul with its length of 400 kilometers. He said that the completed sections of the Northern Marmara Motorway, which provides the continental passage with Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge from the north of the city, were also put into service.
URALOĞLU, Malatya-Elazığ State Highway, which will increase the road standard and shorten the transportation time in the Mediterranean coastal line, has covered a major road on the Mediterranean Coastal Road and the 426 km long Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Highway, which is opened to traffic, will be completed this year. informed that the 660 m Kömürhan Bridge in Istanbul will be put into service again this year.
URALOĞLU, who stated that the excavation work reached 14,5 thousand m in the Zigana Tunnel, which consists of 16 km double tube, which will be the longest and the longest tunnel of our country and Europe, and summarized the 2018 works of the General Directorate of Highways as follows:
“While opening 185 km of traffic in the highway projects we realize with the Build-Operate-Transfer method, our works continue at 777 km.
While we are offering 625 km more on our divided roads, which have an important place within the scope of our efforts to minimize road defects in traffic accidents; We completed 861 km single road and opened to traffic.
We have carried out 1 km of asphalt construction and repair work, of which 795 9 km with Bituminous Hot Mix coating and 829 km with surface coating.
Within the scope of Maintenance and Traffic Safety works, 31 million 900 bin m2 horizontal, 175 bin m2 vertical marking, 2 bin 600 km guardrail made. While 223 pieces junction signalized controlled, 78 pieces were improved by cutting the black point and accident potential high.
To continue their lives without being affected by the highway of wild animal species in order Ecological've built a first in North Marmara Motorway bridge in Turkey.
2018-2019 12 300 422 9 7 24 400 380 3 2.900 690 XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX thousand tonnes of salt, XNUMX bin mXNUMX aggregates, XNUMX tons of chemical defroster used, XNUMX km snow shield was made.
Constantly increasing overseas to further increase our trade volume, especially our land borders and ports, using functional and efficient, our efforts to improve our north-south axis connecting with each other for the provision of road transport are underway.
Accordingly, we have completed the physical and geometric improvement of 12 thousand 146 km of 18 North-South highway corridors, 10 thousand 405 km long. Works are continuing at 1 035 km, and 706 km are planned to be tendered.
8 thousand 524 km of the 7 km east-west axes, which are of great importance in cargo and passenger transportation between Europe, Asia and the Middle East, have been completed and opened to traffic, and work continues at 651 km. Preparations for the tender of the remaining 319 km are ongoing.
In order to avoid compromising quality, our General Directorate's laboratories, which carry out their activities according to the principles and the maximum business discipline, have been developed to develop new products and systems that serve all the materials used in road construction, maintenance and operation. In this context, our laboratories; Besides the domestic market, it is the center where the technical problems of Turkish companies serving abroad are solved and reports with international validity are produced.
With TÜBİTAK-supported projects, the design methods of road pavements have been developed, the application of silent, safe and long-lasting wear layer requiring advanced technology has been started, the use of scraped asphalt materials and the use of bituminous binders depending on the climate and traffic has been ensured. ”
URALOĞLU, which also announced the 2019 targets, will complete the total of 400 km divided road and 522 km single platform road with a total of 250 km of highway with the Build-Operate-Transfer model, 932 km of new Bituminous Hot Mix paved road construction and 1 250 km renewal, 8 He said that 800 km of surface coating will be completed and repaired, 23 bridges with a total length of 92 km and 24,7 tunnels with a total of 9 km will be put into service.
URALOĞLU increased the total divided road network to 2023 km with the introduction of 3 278 km of motorway within the scope of Build-Operate-Transfer with a 1 km divided road until 944; He added that they aim to open a total of 31 bridges and viaducts with a total length of 864 km and 787 tunnels with a 9.071 km length.
Following the opening ceremony, the delegation consisting of General Manager Abdulkadir URALOĞLU, Heads of Departments and Regional Managers visited Anıtkabir. URALOĞLU, who signed the Anıtkabir Notebook, wrote:
We worked to equip all over the country with roads, bridges and tunnels, and to provide safe and comfortable transportation to our citizens with the understanding of “Great Nations Do Great Jobs”. Today, we came together on the occasion of 69th Highways Regional Managers Meeting, with the belief and determination to undertake successful works for the development of our country, without sacrificing our principles. Call.
Let your soul be shad!
After the visit to Anıtkabir, the Highways Delegation moved to Istanbul, where one-week meetings will be held.