The Izmir Metropolitan Municipality took advantage of the decrease in traffic density during the period of complete closure and accelerated the maintenance and asphalt works of the roads on the main arteries of the city. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, who examined the works on Talatpaşa Boulevard on site, said, “We started a hot asphalt work including Talatpaşa Boulevard, other main arteries in Alsancak and Cumhuriyet Boulevard”.
Evaluating the 17-day closure process, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality accelerated the asphalt works on the main arteries of the city. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, who examined the road arrangement works on Talatpaşa Boulevard on site, said that they turned the crisis into an opportunity because the roads are empty and said, “It is not possible to capture the main arteries so empty without curfew. Normally, there would be serious discomfort when you wanted to start such a business. But we started hot asphalt work including Talatpaşa Boulevard, other main arteries in Alsancak and Cumhuriyet Boulevard by taking advantage of the void of the pandemic period. When it is finished, the people of İzmir will have seen a much more comfortable and enjoyable Alsancak. Hot asphalt is a very expensive material. Moreover, it is a business run with cash. "We are pushing all our conditions, even in a crisis period," he said.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Dr. Buğra Gökçe, Deputy Secretary General Eser Atak and İZBETON A.Ş. General Manager Heval Savaş Kaya was also accompanied.
10 thousand tons of asphalt
It is aimed to complete the 800-meter asphalt renewal work in both directions on Talatpaşa Boulevard until the eve of the day. Then again, asphalt pavement will be made on Cumhuriyet Boulevard, which is 3 thousand 400 meters long, in both directions. Thus, the two main arteries from Alsancak Station to the main service building of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in Konak, which have been worn out over the years and lost their driving comfort, will be completely renewed. A total of 10 thousand tons of asphalt will be used in the renewal of the two main arteries. The works are planned to be completed within 20 days. Metropolitan will continue the asphalt pavement productions with a total of 12 teams in Izmir city center and districts during the closing period.