Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, assessment of 2019 and the Information Technologies and Communications Authority in relation to target 2020 (ICTA) at a press conference in Turkey that 77 provinces connected with split road, split path length of ogÌ 27 thousand 181 kilometers.
Turhan stated that the contribution of divided roads to fuel and time savings has reached 18,1 billion pounds annually, and harmful gas emission on the roads has been reduced by approximately 3,9 million tons.
Noting that there is a 71 percent decrease in the number of people who lost their lives in accidents despite the increase in traffic volume, Turhan said that they accelerated the production of BSK (bituminous hot mix) asphalt and provided a more comfortable, safe and economical highway transportation service.
Turhan emphasized that the works continue on the 2nd and 3rd parts of the Northern Marmara Motorway (Kınalı-Odayeri and Kurtköy-Akyazı), and the remaining section will be completed in 2020, and said, “The 1915-kilometer 'Malkara- Gallipoli-101 Çanakkale Bridge and Çanakkale Connection continues. The feet of this giant building are rising. ”
Pointing out that they will connect Ankara via the Ankara-Niğde Motorway to the Mediterranean and Southeastern Anatolia regions via Aksaray, Nevşehir and Niğde, Turhan stated that they aim to open the road this year.
Turhan reminded that the Aydın-Denizli Motorway tender was canceled due to the withdrawal of the winning joint venture group and said that the tender will be held again.
Reminding that they have made the 8th section of the Northern Marmara Motorway, Turhan said that they will hold the tender for the 45-kilometer Başakşehir-Nakkaş road this year.