Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu and General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu went to the Akyazı construction site of the Northern Marmara Motorway and made examinations in the area to be opened.
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who made a statement after his examinations, stated that most of the works have been completed on the Northern Marmara Motorway, which is a first in the world with its tunnels where 4 vehicles can pass side by side by joining two continents.
Turkey experienced Tomorrow is an important day for the history Karaismailoğlu would express highway, has announced about 400 kilometers North Marmara Motorway will be presented to the service of the citizens of 5 cuts.
Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the Northern Marmara Motorway starts from Kınalı and continues over the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge to Gebze-İzmit.
Karaismailoğlu continued his speech as follows: “The 5th section begins in Gebze and with the section we will open tomorrow, I hope the traffic problem on the İzmit Highway will be completely eliminated, and a completely alternative road will be created. The Northern Marmara Motorway we are on is one of the world's first major projects. Here, one of the widest and longest highway tunnels in the world with 4 lane openings is available. In the 5th section that we will open tomorrow, there is the longest of the tunnels, a double-tube tunnel of 4 thousand 150 meters. It is one of the widest tunnels in the world with 4 lanes.
In his speech, Karaismailoğlu stated that they treated the Marmara Region like a golden necklace with the Northern Marmara, Istanbul-İzmir and Malkara-Çanakkale highways, Osmangazi Bridge and 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, and emphasized that they brought citizens together and the world.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that Transport and Infrastructure projects bring dynamism and vitality to the places they go, increase production and employment, and add value, and said, "The part we will open tomorrow will make a very important contribution to our nation and our country in terms of reducing carbon emissions from time to time."
To improve the quality of Turkey is a team of dedicated employees and future times stated that they will contribute to the lives of citizens with a much larger project Karaismailoğlu on the description of the then Director General of the route with the Uraloğl did a test drive.
The section between Gebze-İzmit Junction of the Northern Marmara Motorway, which will further strengthen this position of Istanbul, which is the main corridor of transportation and trade between Asia and Europe, will be opened tomorrow with a ceremony where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend with a video conference.
With the opening of Gebze-İzmit Junction to traffic, a fast, safe and comfortable new transportation alternative will be created to the existing TEM Highway and D-100 Highway, which are exposed to high traffic volume between Istanbul and Kocaeli. Vehicles coming from Istanbul using the Northern Marmara Motorway will be connected to Izmit and Izmit-Kandıra State Road in Çayırköy and to the TEM Istanbul-Ankara Highway between the Kandıra and East İzmit Junctions of the current TEM Highway.
Gebze-Izmit Junction will ensure uninterrupted traffic flow between Gebze and Izmit, saving 270 million TL from time, 317 million TL from fuel oil, 8 million TL from less emissions, and 595 million TL in total annually.