Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is going to tender one after another to complete the tunnel and viaduct project that will connect between Buca and Izmir Bus Terminal without entering the city traffic. The first tender will be held on July 28.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has rolled up its sleeves to complete the construction of the viaducts that will connect the bus station with the “longest highway tunnel in Izmir” to be opened between Buca and Bornova. Due to the withdrawal of the company carrying out the project, the tender is put out again to complete the completed constructions as soon as possible. The first tender will be held on July 28 within the scope of the huge investment that will ease the traffic in the city and connect the Homeros Boulevard in Buca to İzmir Bus Terminal in Işıkkent without entering the city traffic. Construction of the Connection Road between Buca Onat Street and Intercity Bus Terminal and Ring Road Within the scope of the First Stage supply tender, construction of 850 viaducts, 2 underpasses and 2 overpass will be completed on a route of 1 meters.
Next is tunnel tender
After the completion of the tender process, the manufacturing works will start in 400 days. Metropolitan will also be put out to tender in December to finish the unfinished tunnel construction quickly. The longest tunnel in İzmir will be built within the second phase of the "Buca-Onat Street and Intercity Bus Terminal and Ring Road Connection Project". The length of the deep double tube tunnel will be 2,5 kilometers, and 2 departures - 2 arrivals will serve as four lanes in total. The tunnel is 7,5 meters high and 10,6 meters wide.
Offering the tender for Buca Onat Street and Intercity Bus Terminal and Ring Road Connection Road Viaduct with an offer of 45 million 284 thousand 699 TL, Ezekar Yapı İnş. A.Ş.-Mapek İnş ve Tic. Inc. Within the scope of this large investment, which is critical for city traffic, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality simultaneously with tunnels, two viaducts for connection to the bus station, 2 bus underpasses for the connection of the highway and bus terminal at the intersection of Kamil Tunca Boulevard. It started to construct pieces of vehicle overpasses and completed 1 percent of the viaduct works. However, the construction stopped in August 68 after the contractor company applied for the liquidation of the work based on the provisional fourth article titled “Liquidation and Transfer of Contracts” of Law No. 4735. Likewise, HGG İnşaat Anonim Şirketi won the tunnel tender with a bid of 2019 million 109 thousand 900 TL, and after the company applied for the liquidation of the work, the tunnel works, which were completed approximately 827 meters, stopped on the same date.
Bus station without city traffic
With the tunnel and viaduct project on the 7.1-kilometer route, Çamlık, Mehtap, İsmetpaşa, Ufuk Ferahlı, Ulubatlı, Mehmet Akif, Saygı, Atamer, Çınartepe, Merkez, Zafer, Birlik, Koşkavak, Çamkule, Meriç, Yeşilova and Karacaoğlan neighborhoods and Bornova from Kemalpaşa Street. Connection to the bus station will be provided. Vehicles passing through İzmir's longest tunnel on Homeros Boulevard and Onat Street will be able to reach the bus station and the ring road without entering the city's heavy traffic.
The longest tunnel
The 2.5 km deep double tube tunnel to be completed between Buca Ufuk District and Bornova Çamkule will also be the “longest road tunnel, all within the city limits”. The people of Izmir are still using Bayraklı 1 Tunnel is 320 meters, Konak Tunnel is 674 meters, Bayraklı 2 Tunnels are 865 meters long.