Bursa Metropolitan Municipality turned the curfews on weekends due to the corona virus outbreak into an opportunity and started asphalting in main arteries that have not been renewed for 15-20 years.
In order to prevent the spread of the corona virus epidemic, the Metropolitan Municipality, which has made an intense effort in the provision of hot food, food and market needs, to the citizens affected by the epidemic, continues to renew the main streets that have not been maintained for many years. The Metropolitan Municipality, which has converted the curfews imposed on weekends since April 30 in the provinces covering 11 metropolitan cities and Zonguldak, by the Ministry of Interior, continues the asphalting works initiated in all main arteries, where it is not possible to intervene due to traffic load in normal time. At the end of the last 5 weeks, approximately 1 thousand tons of asphalt paving works were carried out between T3, T11 tram lines, Setbaşı, Yeşil, Gökdere, 50 Eylül Boulevard Samanlı Köprülü intersection and Vakıf intersection and Merinos - Novices.
Race Over Time
Teams compete with time in order to fit the work that will last 10 days a week in case of intermittent stages, where traffic is not possible to work and work in normal conditions. The Metropolitan Municipality, which has completed the asphalt renewal work in the direction of Merinos - Acemler, which is the articulating vein of Bursa traffic last week, which took 2 days of curfew with Labor Day, started a feverish work for the arrival direction this weekend. The teams that landed on the field at the first moment of the ban started to a large extent, completing the work in the direction of arrival with a continuous work pace day and night.
Roadside Sahur with Workers
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş examined the work that continues uninterruptedly in the direction of the arrival of Novices Merinos at sahur time. Mayor Aktaş, who received information about the works, came together with the workers at the sahur table prepared on the roadside. With workers sohbet President Aktaş also ate sahur meal with workers. Stating that Bursa residents spend a lot of time to increase the comfort of transportation, Mayor Aktaş said, “Although not in the planning in the short term, we have been working effectively on the curfews that have been implemented for 4 to 5 weeks. These streets are streets that live 7/24. Of course, if we had done this work by stopping the traffic on these streets, it would take months, not days. Both our people would take trouble and the quality of the work would not be good. In this sense, our employees working 7/24 made great sacrifices on the routes that constitute the main axis of our Bursa. I thank them all ”he said.
50 Thousand Tons Asphalt
Giving information about the asphalting works carried out especially in the corona virus process, Mayor Aktaş emphasized that asphalt coating was not made on the 15-kilometer route and no patch and filling work was done on the 10-kilometer route. Stating that approximately 50 thousand tons of asphalt has been applied in these works, Mayor Aktaş said, “Only in this process, a total of 25 kilometers of routes has been made comfortable for the transportation of Bursa residents. In this process, I would like to thank our citizens for their sensitivity to the corona virus fight. As long as you stay at home, I would like to remind you that we, as Metropolitan Municipality, continue the process at full speed, with social assistance and support, ”he said.