Turhan, who made examinations in the construction of Rize-Artvin Airport, stated that they had the opportunity to see the ongoing projects in the city with their visits during the day.
Giving information about the work on the iyidere-İkizdere highway, Turhan said, “Our road is 38 kilometers long. It contains important art structures including 6 10 thousand 800 meters long double tunnels, 4 viaducts, 4 double bridges and 4 single bridges. Following the İyidere-İkizdere route, it is one of our important routes that connect the ports in the Eastern Black Sea to Eastern Anatolia with the Ovit Tunnel. ”
Pointing out that the low standard sharp bends on the route will no longer be possible with the opening of the road, Minister Turhan emphasized that the sections with road platforms will serve as double.
Stating that the second important project in Rize is the Salarha Tunnel connecting the city center to the Salarha Valley, Turhan stated that one of the tunnel tubes in this project will be opened to traffic in October.
Mentioning that the other tube in the tunnel will be put into service in June 2021, Turhan said, “We will have the opportunity to reach the city center and Muradiye and Salarha towns by shortening the 11,5 km road from the existing transportation line. This will provide an important convenience in the transportation of the city center and its nearby towns. ”
Minister Turhan pointed out that the works at the Rize-Artvin Airport, which was built on the Black Sea, are continuing with great speed. With the opening of this airport, especially citizens of Rize, Artvin, Ardahan and the eastern region of Trabzon will benefit. This will be the airport where all planes can land and take off, with a runway size of 3 thousand meters, a runway width of 60 meters. ”