Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Aydın-Denizli Highway. Karaismailoğlu said, “With the completion of the Aydın-Denizli Highway, the travel time on the route will decrease from 2 hours 15 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes. “A total of 472 million TL will be saved annually, including 142 million Lira from time and 614 million Lira from fuel”.
"We pierced mountains with tunnels, crossed rivers with bridges"
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Aydın-Denizli Highway, which connects Aydın and Denizli, Minister Karaismailoğlu wished the Aydın-Denizli Highway, which is the last link that will establish an uninterrupted motorway network that will start from Kapıkule, cross the Marmara and Aegean Regions and reach the Mediterranean. . Karaismailoğlu said, “We have ramped up the transportation of our country for 18 years in line with the vision of our President by saying 'Road is Civilization'. While bringing every point of our country closer to each other with projects that are reforming in land, air, sea and railways, we are connected to the important trade and travel routes of the Eurasia Region. "We pierced mountains with tunnels, crossed rivers with bridges," he said.
"One can depart from any city in Europe and come to the center of Denizli uninterruptedly"
Minister Karaismailoğlu said that a vehicle crossing the new bridge that will directly connect Europe and the Aegean Region will depart from any city in Europe and come to the center of Denizli comfortably and quickly by using the highways. Karaismailoğlu said, “The new trade routes in the north-south and east-west axis, where our country is in the center, give us the opportunity to play a playmaking role. It is only a matter of time before we become a logistics superpower in our region and reach a position that dominates world trade with our geography at the heart of the New Silk Road. However, it is also very important to be ready for these opportunities that will come before us. "You cannot finish any job on time with vicious minds that cannot produce alternative capital models other than equity, with an understanding that transfers projects from hand to hand for years," he said.
"Build-Operate-Transfer projects give confidence to investors and increase demand"
Minister Karaismailoğlu; He said that by working fast and effectively, they completed a freight and passenger transportation infrastructure suitable for the approaching new age as soon as possible and they swore to be a part of the "developed world", not "backward", not "developing". Karaismailoğlu said, “We provided comfortable and fast transportation from the Aegean to the Eastern Anatolia, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean in all modes. Our cruising speed on our roads doubled, and travel times were shortened by half. "Our success in these projects, which we have implemented with the Build-Operate-Transfer method, gives confidence to the investors and increases the demand in the next projects." Karaismailoğlu added that Aydın-Denizli Road, the foundation of which was laid today, will be the best example of this.
"Access to important tourism centers such as Pamukkale, Ephesus, Didim, Kuşadası will be much easier"
Noting that Aydınlı and Denizli provinces are the leading tourism centers of the country as well as their agricultural and industrial production, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the transportation infrastructure of the region, which is the transition point of touristic traffic, has been significantly strengthened with the Istanbul-İzmir Highway and the İzmir-Aydın Highway. Karaismailoğlu said, “Now, it will become stronger as a result of the works that will carry the highway network to Antalya via Aydın and Denizli. Access to important tourism centers such as Pamukkale, Ephesus, Didim and Kuşadası will be much easier. It will be ensured that industrial and agricultural products will be transported to Izmir Port, which is the most important export center of the region, via Denizli in a shorter time. The importance of Denizli, which is at the crossroads between the Aegean, the Mediterranean and Central Anatolia, and its contribution to the country's economy will increase even more ”.
"Within the scope of the project, 19 bridge intersections, 19 viaducts and 5 highway service facilities will be built."
Minister Karaismailoğlu noted that 140 kilometers of the Aydın-Denizli Motorway is a 2 × 3-lane main road and 23 kilometers is a 2 × 2-lane connection road, in total 163 km, and continued his statements as follows: “Within the scope of the project, 19 crossroads, 19 viaduct and 5 motorway service facilities will be constructed. The highway route will start from the current Aydın Peripheral Road Motorway Separation Junction and reach Yenipazar via Dalaman, from the south of the Büyük Menderes River and from the north of Hamidiye and Yazırlı campuses to the south of Kuyucak district.
"Travel time will decrease from 2 hours 15 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes"
“The highway crossing the D-585 (Aydın-Denizli) Ayr.-Karacasu State Road will continue parallel to D-320 Aydın-Denizli State Road from the north of Karapınar, south of Azizabat and Yamalak campuses. And it will pass from the south of Sarayköy, in the Kumkısık area, to the north of the D-320 State Road. From this point on, our motorway surrounding Denizli province will continue in the direction of Çeltikçi-Korucuk-Kocadere and end at Kocabaş. With the completion of the Aydın-Denizli Highway, the travel time on the route will decrease from 2 hours 15 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes. A total of 472 million lira will be saved annually, including 142 million lira from time and 614 million lira from fuel. "
“In addition, with the completion of the Aydın-Denizli Highway and the Denizli-Burdur and Burdur-Antalya Motorways to be constructed later, the existing 580 km state road between İzmir and Antalya will decrease to 440 kilometers. Travel time will be reduced from 6-7 hours to 3-3,5 hours, and the two important tourism cities will be connected by providing uninterrupted highway access from Izmir to Antalya (Alanya). "
"The return on our smart transportation and communication investments will be huge."
Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that it is essential to ensure harmony and continuity in terms of transportation network and technology between the existing transportation modes due to the geographical structure of the country; “With such a broad perspective, the return of our smart transportation and communication investments, which we have made at the right time, in the right place, will be enormous in terms of living standards of both our country and our citizens. "We will continue to work tirelessly, devotedly and seriously in order to realize the infrastructure required for our country's economy to reach the 2023 targets."