The 1950st Regional Managers Meeting, which has been held regularly every year since 71, when the General Directorate of Highways was established, started with a ceremony held at the Head Office Halil Rıfat Paşa Meeting Hall. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Former Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan, Deputy Minister Enver İskurt, General Manager Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, bureaucrats and Highways attended the opening ceremony held on Monday, April 5.
Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, who gave important messages in the ceremony speech; "Four Seasons, we have built together even in the most difficult climatic conditions, our roads, our bridges, tunnels have been implemented with our engineering achievement unprecedented in the history until today Turkey," he said.
"Our investment in the construction and improvement projects of our highways so far has exceeded 670 billion TL."
Karaismailoğlu stated that highways have always had an important share in the investments made within the scope of the transportation and communication move carried out since 2003, exceeding 1 trillion 86 billion liras. Karaismailoğlu stated that the investment made in highway construction and improvement projects has exceeded TL 670 billion until today, and that these expenditures made between 2003 and 2020 have already contributed 395 billion dollars to the Gross Domestic Product and 837,7 billion dollars to production.
Karaismailoğlu emphasized that significant distances have been covered with the highway infrastructure development campaign initiated within the scope of the Emergency Action Plan in 2003, “19 years ago, we increased our existing 6 kilometer divided road network to 101 kilometers. We aim to increase our divided road length to 28 thousand kilometers in 204. "We added the length of the highway, which was 2023 kilometers in 30, to an additional 2003 kilometers and reached 714 thousand 809 kilometers."
Speaking about road safety on highways, Minister Karaismailoğlu said 100 million vehicles × km. He noted that the deaths per accident fell from 5.72 to 1.21 and that there was a 3,79 percent reduction in the number of deaths. Karaismailoğlu said, "While the world average of loss of life in traffic accidents per hundred thousand people is 18, this figure has decreased to 2019 by the end of 6,6 in our country."
"Turkey form the backbone of the economy with a modern highway network, we connect the Marmara and Aegean regions."
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who gave information about the projects carried out recently within the General Directorate of Highways, said: “By putting the entire Istanbul-Izmir Highway into service in 2019, we provided the connection between the Edirne-Istanbul-Ankara Highway and the Izmir-Aydin and Izmir-Çeşme highways. In this way, Turkey form the backbone of the economy with a modern highway network, we connect the Marmara and Aegean regions. We opened the Ankara-Niğde Motorway in the past months with the honor of our President. Thanks to this highway, we have established the possibility of an uninterrupted highway extending from Kapıkule to the Southeast border point. We have completed the Northern Marmara Motorway and opened it to traffic. "
Stating that they will complete the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway on March 18, 2022, our Minister added that the construction works of Aydın-Denizli Highway, one of our major projects that will connect Aydın and Denizli provinces to İzmir Port and Marmara Region and likewise to the Mediterranean, are ongoing. .
"We are starting the era of digitalization on our highways."
Ministers Karaismailoğlu, September 29, 2020 Date of National made public Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategy Document and the 2020-2023 Action Plan under, "with advanced information technology human and environmental oriented transportation system in Turkey" was underlined that adopting the vision. Karaismailoğlu reminded that the 1,3 million-meter fiber communication network, sensors, cameras, data and control centers are provided to the drivers on the Ankara-Niğde Highway, which is opened to traffic by supporting domestic and national transportation system infrastructures.
Stating that, as the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, many more large transportation projects will be implemented in line with the goals of 2023, 2053 and 2071, our Minister completed his words as follows: “As the Highways Organization, which establishes and operates the lifeblood of our transportation network, you can assume the challenging tasks you have undertaken in a principled and selfless manner as always. I sincerely believe that you will fulfill it with enthusiasm. "
Speaking at the opening, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu said that while accelerating their work with the Regional Managers' Meetings, they ensured the sharing of the knowledge and experiences gained during the year, that they formed the plan and program of the year by objectively evaluating the studies and that they determined the road map of the Authority.
"Under the difficult pandemic conditions, all measures were taken and our construction sites were kept open and employment was contributed."
Uraloğlu pointed out that the highway network, which is predominantly preferred among the transportation modes, not only meets the needs of the citizens, but also affects approximately 200 sectors directly, and in this respect, KGM, the pioneer and management organization of transportation, makes a great contribution to the sectors that produce all kinds of goods and services. told. Uraloğlu explained that under the difficult pandemic conditions affecting the world, they took all measures and kept the construction sites open and contributed to employment.
2020 assessment of the institution
Highways General Manager Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, who stated that KGM has a total road network of 3 thousand 523 kilometers, including 30 thousand 974 kilometers of highways, 34 thousand 136 kilometers of state roads and 68 thousand 633 kilometers of provincial roads, continued as follows:
“In 2020, we put into service all of our important highway projects, Ankara-Niğde and Menemen-Aliağa-Çandarlı highways, and a significant part of the Northern Marmara Motorway. We aim to complete the remaining 9,1 kilometers in the first half of 2021. Turkey's highest bridge standing 165 meter title Beğendik We opened with the bridge and the road. With the 64-kilometer, 11-tunnel Kahramanmaraş-Göksun Road, also known as the 'Literature Road' of our country, we have halved the journey time in this section.
Explaining that they have successfully completed many projects such as Amasya Ring Road, 1st Stage of Konya Ring Road, Gölbaşı City Pass, Cudi Mountain Tunnels and Viaduct, Akhisar Ring Road and Karakurt-Horasan Road, our General Manager, Reverse-Y type 168,5 m Kömürhan Bridge and Connection Tunnels, Diyarbakır Devegeçidi Bridge, Yenikent-Temelli Road, Adıyaman Altınşehir Bridge Interchange, which is ranked 380th in the world literature with 4 m single pylon and 660 m middle span designed as a tower, He stated that important investments such as Tohma (Martyr Gaffari Güneş) Bridge, Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel, Şanlıurfa Çevikkuvvet Bridge Crossroad have been brought to our country.
Traffic safety studies
Referring to the traffic safety studies, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu stated that since 2003, 403 million 447 thousand m2 horizontal marking, 2 million 511 thousand m2 vertical marking, 32 thousand 621 km highway guardrail works have been carried out, and that 3.363 intersections have been turned into signalized controlled intersections. stated. Our General Manager added that the improvement works for 653 accident black spots and areas with high accident potential have been completed.
"We have completed 12 percent of 146 north-south axes of 18 kilometers"
Highways General Manager Abdulkadir Uraloğlu emphasized that they built 87 tunnels with a total length of more than 48 kilometers and said, “We have planted more than 18 million 72 thousand saplings in the last 500 years with the protocols made by our establishment and other organizations with the works we have carried out to offer a livable clean world to our future generations. With the efforts of our 2020 thousand 2021 devoted personnel working in the 12-626 snow and ice struggle, we keep our roads open 440 hours a day, 10 days a week, with 665 thousand 7 machinery and equipment in 24 snow fighting centers. "We have completed 12 percent of 146 north-south axes of 18 kilometers, one of our important investments in terms of increasing the competitiveness of our country, which has important transportation corridors."
General Manager Uraloğlu stated that the east-west axes of 8 thousand 524 kilometers, which are of great importance in freight and passenger transportation between Europe, Asia and the Middle East, have completed the 7 thousand 747 kilometers and opened to traffic, and that works are continuing in both north-south and east-west corridors.
Uraloğlu conveyed the information that the works on the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge are continuing at great speed, and that they made 84 percent progress in the excavation and 61 percent in the pavement in the Zigana Tunnel; He stated that they aim to put the tunnel into service in line with the 2023 targets.
"We are implementing Intelligent Transportation Systems."
Highways General Manager Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, who pointed out that they have implemented Intelligent Transportation Systems in order to ensure safe and comfortable access, to operate and develop the highway in the best way, said:
“The construction of the Main Intelligent Transportation Systems Center on the campus of the General Directorate of Highways and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Center building in the Antalya Regional Directorate of Highways has been completed, and it continues in the Kars Regional Directorate. 15 thousand kilometers of fiber optic cable laying works, which are planned within the same scope, are continuing without interruption. Within the scope of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2020 signaling, 227 meteorological information station, 1 cameras, 21 variable message signs, 8 variable traffic signs were installed in 30. "
2021 goals of the institution
General Manager of Highways, Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, who also conveyed the 2021 goals of the organization, completed his words as follows: “A total of 361 kilometers of divided road, 331 kilometers of single road construction, 1.134 kilometers of hot-mix bituminous road construction and repair, 8 thousand 25 kilometers of surface coated road construction and repair, 42 kilometers of tunnels and 25 kilometers of bridges will be built. These targets will be revised during the year with the additional allowances we will receive. By 2023, we aim to increase the divided road network to 29 kilometers, the bituminous hot mixture coated road network to 514 kilometers, the length of bridges and viaducts to 31 kilometers, and the length of the tunnel to 478 kilometers.
The 71st Regional Managers Meeting will continue throughout the week.