Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, examined the final preparations on the 7th section between Hasdal-Habipler and Başakşehir intersections in the Northern Marmara Motorway Project, which will be opened tomorrow, and informed the press about the project. Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the construction activities of the 7th section of the Northern Marmara Motorway, the Hasdal-Habipler-Başakşehir stage, have been completed, and that they will officially open the Northern Marmara Highway with a ceremony to be attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tomorrow.
"The Northern Marmara Motorway is very important in terms of completing the Marmara Highway Ring"
Karaismailoğlu said, “In this great marathon that we organize to join the developed economies, every road, every bridge, every tunnel brings us closer to taking the rope. Our Northern Marmara Motorway, which passes through the northern line of the Marmara Region and forms a smooth logistics corridor between Europe and Asia, is such a project. "The Northern Marmara Motorway, which takes on the traffic burden of Istanbul and its surroundings, which is one of the most important industrial, commercial and cultural centers of the world, and brings a new breath to transportation, is also very important for the completion of the Marmara Highway Ring".
"Kanal Istanbul, where we will take the first steps soon, will bring a new dimension to the geography of Istanbul."
Easily accessible from every point of Istanbul and Marmara Region of the Northern Marmara Motorway; Stating that it was designed and built as a whole system with its connection roads, bridges, viaducts and tunnels, Minister Karaismailoğlu said:
“As you know, the growth experienced in the southern parts of Istanbul not only reduced the quality of life in our city, but also turned life into an ordeal in places. We are planning many projects for a sustainable quality of life, while letting Istanbul breathe with the Eurasia Tunnel with Marmaray, with our Metro projects that solved the urban transportation deadlock. Like the Northern Marmara Motorway, our Istanbul Airport is one of the important steps we have taken in this sense. Kanal Istanbul, where we will soon take the first steps, will bring a new dimension to the geography of Istanbul with the economic, social and environmental appeal it will create. "
"Cebeci Tunnel will be the longest tunnel in Istanbul."
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they have completed and put into service the remaining 10,2 km section between Habibler Junction and Hasdal Junction of the 7th section of 9,1 km length and said, “In the Habibler Junction - Hasdal Junction section; There are a total of 1 art structures, including 6 double tube tunnel, 4 viaducts, 1 bridges, 8 overpass, 14 underpasses and 34 culverts. The 2 × 4 lane Cebeci Tunnel, which is the most important structure of this section and will feature the longest tunnel in Istanbul, has a total length of 3.815 meters, including the cut-and-cover structures, the left tube is 4 meters, the right tube is 5 meters, ”he said. .
“With the opening of the 7th section to traffic, it facilitates transportation in Istanbul; we have created a new fast, comfortable and safe transportation alternative.
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that with the opening of the Habipler and Hasdal section to traffic, the approximately 400 km long highway will be put into service tomorrow and said, “By opening this section; By connecting to Habipler Junction and Eski Edirne Asphalt Street, we will provide integration to Arnavutköy in the north, Sultangazi and Gaziosmanpaşa in the south, and Hasdal Junction and the 2nd Ring Road (O-2) in Alibeyköy-Hasdal area. We will facilitate the transportation of the vehicles coming from the direction of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge by using the 2nd Ring Road to Başakşehir, Kayaşehir, Arnavutköy, which are the dense residential areas of Istanbul, and Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital and İkitelli OIZ region. 2. We will create a fast, comfortable and safe new transportation alternative between Hasdal Junction, which has the highest traffic volume of the ring road, and Mahmutbey West Junction. "Fuel and time losses caused by waiting in traffic will be prevented by preventing long vehicle queues that occur especially during peak hours."
"We have included Hadımköy (Nakkaş) -Başakşehir section to the Northern Marmara Motorway."
Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the transportation needs are increasing in Istanbul, which is growing day by day, stating that for this reason, they include the Hadımköy (Nakkaş) -Başakşehir section within the scope of the Northern Marmara Motorway; He continued his words as follows:
“With this 13 km section, the contract of which was signed on April 2021, 45, the total length of the highway will reach 443,4 km. With the direct connection to Hadımköy (Nakkaş) - Başakşehir highway, which will be started in the near future, a new transportation axis will be created between the 7nd Ring Road and settlements such as Başakşehir, Bahçeşehir, Kayaşehir and the industrial areas in this vicinity. In the Northern Marmara Region, the main transportation arteries in the east-west direction are separated from the regional traffic and the intercity and international traffic passing through the region, thereby increasing the service quality and safety in transportation. Thus, transportation from Istanbul to Kocaeli and Sakarya provinces with dense industrial and industrial areas will be easier, and the travel time between Istanbul and Ankara will be shortened. "
"In addition, thanks to this highway, a total of 1 billion 650 million TL will be saved annually, including 830 billion 2 million TL from time, 480 million TL from fuel, and carbon emission will be reduced by 350 thousand 960 tons."