Minister Turhan, accompanied by AK Party Deputy Chairman Hayati Yazıcı, Rize Governor Kemal Çeber, AK Party Rize Deputies Osman Aşkın Bak and Muhammed Avcı and received information from the authorities by examining the highways investments in Rize.
Turhan, studying the work site by going to the Salarha Tunnel construction site, said in a statement to members of the press, approximately 3 kilometers long, two-arrival and two-way double-tube tunnel built, said the valley will connect to the city center.
Referring to the importance of the tunnel for the city, Turhan said, “Our city, which is in a very narrow area between the sea and the mountain, in our Rize province on the Black Sea coast, is a city that challenges the possibility of urbanization. In order to create a new development area for our city of Rize, we are bringing this Andon Valley, which is more suitable for urbanization, land conditions, tomographic and geological conditions, with Rize city center, and to realize this project to bring a new development area to our Rize. ” used the expression.
Turhan emphasized that with the realization of the project, new development areas will be formed in the valley and an urbanization opportunity will be caught in accordance with urban planning plans, quality of life and environmental conditions.
Stating that they expect the tunnel to be put into service at the end of 2020, Turhan said, “The excavation work of our tunnel was completed approximately 80 percent. In the next process, we will introduce the intersections that will ensure the integration and connection of this tunnel with the existing transportation axes and concreting, electromechanical operations of this tunnel. he spoke.
Turhan, then the study of the highways in the district of Southsu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan University for the construction of the living area has been examined. Then Turhan Ikizdere district, where the Rize-Erzurum road construction studies by taking information about the intersection studies examined.
Stating that the Rize Erzurum highway is the shortest transportation route connecting East Black Sea to Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia, Minister Turhan continued as follows:
“Currently, 38 kilometers of the 32 kilometers section between the Ovit Tunnel and the Black Sea Coast Road serve as a divided road. There are a total of 6 10 kilometers long tunnels on this route. We put two of our tunnels into service. A total of 4,8 kilometers was put into service. Work continues in the remaining sections. Until the end of the year, we will open two more of them and put another 32 kilometers into service for a total of 5 kilometers. The rest will be completed in these periods next year. ” .
Turhan pointed out that the works in the city crossing of iyidere, where there is traffic density, and İkizdere will be put into service next year, “What will this save? With this project, we will provide a more convenient transportation to the ports in the Eastern Black Sea Region to eastern Anatolia and the border gates of our neighbors in the East and Southeast. Another important structure of this project, which will contribute to the economy and development of the region, is the Broken Tunnel between İspir and Aşkale. We have achieved a 55 percent improvement in the Broken Tunnel. When the Broken Tunnel is built, our province of Erzurum will fall to 220 kilometers from Rize. The current distance of 265 kilometers will have dropped to 220 kilometers. ” found the assessment.
Turhan, their goal is to provide a better quality and comfortable transportation service, he added.