Light appeared in the second of the tunnels, which were built to ensure a safer and more comfortable crossing of Kırkdilim pass, located on the route connecting the Black Sea to Central Anatolia.
The “Light Appeared” ceremony was held on Monday, February 40, due to the light seen in the T2 Tunnel, one of the three tunnels built in Kırkdilim, named after the 22 bends on the route. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu and General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu attended the ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Karaismailoğlu reminded that the work continues with determination and enthusiasm at approximately 4 thousand construction sites throughout the country and said, “We prepared our country for the future with divided roads, highways, mega projects and smart transportation systems”.
Stating that 2003 billion 5 million TL has been spent on the transportation and communication infrastructure of Çorum, which is the gateway of the Black Sea Region to Central Anatolia, since 274, our Minister increased the divided road length, which was only 2003 kilometers in 59, to 5 kilometers; He said that they increased the length of the road with bituminous hot mixture coating to 356 kilometers.
Between the years 2003-2020; Reminding that they finished Samsun-Ankara Road, North Tetek Axis, Çorum-Sungurlu separation Alaca Çorum-Yozgat Road, Alaca entrance, İskilip city crossing, İskilip-Çankırı Road and Saraydüzü-Kargı Roads, our Minister said, “Çorum with divided roads, Samsun, Kırıkkale , Amasya, Yozgat and Sinop provinces, ”he said.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that there are 2 ongoing highway projects in the city with a project cost of 985 billion 12 million TL, and emphasized the importance of the project by stating that one of them is Kırkdilim Pass. Karaismailoğlu stated that Kırkdilim Crossing on Çorum-Lachin Road connects Çorum to Osmancık, Dodurga, Lachin and Kargı districts, and the said transition also starts from Sinop, Boyabat, Kargı, Osmancık, Çorum, Yozgat, Kayseri, Niğde. and that it is an important part of the north-south axis that reaches the Mediterranean.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the project route, which is located in the mountainous region between Lachin and Kırkdilim, has experienced various problems in the operation of the project route due to reasons such as landslides and rock falls, and said about the project, which is ongoing: There are 8,6 tunnels with 2 × 4.099 meters, 3 level crossings and 3 underpasses.
Minister Karaismailoğlu also stated that the excavations in the 1.553 meter long T3 tunnel have been completed and a great progress has been made in the final lining concrete works and added: “The final coating concrete production has been completed in the left tube, and 775 meters progress has been achieved in the right tube. In the T1.389 tunnel, which is 1 meters long, progress was made in supporting 563 meters in the left tube and 722 meters in the right tube. Today, we are at the light-seeing ceremony of our T1.157 tunnel, which is 2 meters long. We have finished the excavations. We will start manufacturing the final coating in the left tube. "
After the ceremony, Minister Karaismailoğlu and General Manager Uraloğlu visited Çorum Branch Chief of Highways and met with the employees. sohbet He.
With the completion of Kırkdilim tunnels project, the existing 10 km road, which was passed in 10,22 minutes; Compared to the old route, it will shorten by 1,60 km, decrease to 8,62 km and travel time on the road will decrease to 5 minutes. The life and property safety of our citizens and drivers traveling on the route will be ensured thanks to the project, which will save a lot of fuel and time by increasing the physical and geometric standards.