1,2 Kilometers Left for Light to Appear in the New Zigana Tunnel Project

kilometers away from the light in the new zigana tunnel project
kilometers away from the light in the new zigana tunnel project

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure stated that 91 percent of the excavation support level has been reached in the New Zigana Tunnel Project, which is under construction on the Trabzon-Gümüşhane highway. When the tunnel is completed, the transportation between Trabzon and Gümüşhane, which is 1,5 hours, will decrease to 40 minutes.

The Ministry stated that the construction of the Zigana Tunnel, which will be the third longest double-tube highway tunnel in the world and the longest in Europe when completed, on the route through which the historical Silk Road connects the Eastern Black Sea Region to the Middle East, the Caucasus and Iran is nearing the end. He stated that 24 percent of the excavation support level has been reached in the tunnel construction, which continues to be worked on, and that it is 91 kilometers in two directions before the light can be seen.

On the other hand, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made the following evaluations for the Zigana Tunnel, which is about to be completed:

“When the Zigana Tunnel is finished, it will be a tunnel between Erzurum and Trabzon, which is of great importance both as a logistics corridor and in terms of transportation. As one of the most important and largest tunnels in the world, it will provide great services to the region. It will be on an important axis that will connect Trabzon Port to Central Anatolia and connect it to the south and east of Turkey in terms of logistics.”

Heavy vehicle drivers will experience a safe and economic relief in transportation.

Emphasizing that the project is one of the few major projects in the world and Europe, the Ministry stated that the construction of the Zigana Tunnel, which will be the third longest double tube road tunnel in the world and the longest in Europe when completed, continues at full speed and that the excavation support level has been reached at a rate of 91 percent; He pointed out that the tunnel will contribute to faster domestic road transportation and international trade. The Ministry also stated that with the new tunnel put into service, especially heavy vehicle drivers will experience a safe and economic relief in transportation.

There are only 1,2 kilometers left before the light appears in a single tube.

Reminding that with the project, double tunnels, each of 14,5 kilometers and a total of 29 kilometers, were constructed between the Köstere village of the Torul district of Gümüşhane and the Başarköy village of the Maçka district of Trabzon; He stated that in the project with a double tube length of 29 kilometers, a total of 13,3 kilometers of excavation work, 26,6 kilometers in both tubes, has been completed. The Ministry stated that 91 percent of the concrete coating production has been completed in the tunnel, where 68 percent of the excavation process has been completed; He informed that it is the last 1,2 kilometers before the light appears in a single tube in the New Zigana Tunnel.

There will be a logistics corridor between Erzurum and Trabzon

The Ministry pointed out that when the Zigana Tunnel is completed, it will be a tunnel between Erzurum and Trabzon, which is of great importance both as a logistics corridor and in terms of transportation; He emphasized that the Zigana Tunnel, as one of the most important and largest tunnels in the world, will not only connect Trabzon Port to Central Anatolia logistically, but will also be on an important axis that will connect Turkey to the south and east.

91 percent excavation, 68 percent coating works have been completed

The project length of the Zigana Tunnel is 14,5 km, within the borders of Trabzon province, on the 43,8th of the Trabzon-Gümüşhane Road. Starting from km, 66,8. The Ministry stated that it will be connected to the Köstere Stream-Gümüshane State Highway route, which is about to be completed, within the borders of the province of Gümüşhane, within the borders of the province of Gümüşhane. He also stated that 2 percent coating works of 13,3x 91 km in total have been completed.

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