Towards the End at the New Kirazpınar Bridge

towards the end on the new Kirazpinar Bridge
towards the end on the new Kirazpinar Bridge

Bridge construction and other productions continue in the Gebze TEM Highway Bridges Connection Roads 1st Stage Project, which will ease the transportation between the city center and OIZs in Gebze. The traffic in the region will become more regular when the project, in which the bridges of the General Directorate of Highways and the side roads of the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality are built, are completed.


The project, which will significantly relieve the traffic in Gebze, is approaching the end of the work on the Kirazpınar Bridge, which was demolished and rebuilt by the General Directorate of Highways. Concrete for the deck is currently pouring on the new Kirazpınar Bridge. The demolition of the existing Tembelova Bridge for another new bridge within the project continues. North and south side roads, Yeni Kirazpınar and Tembelova bridges will be connected with the road work to be carried out by the Metropolitan. At the eastern and western ends of the project, the connection road and bridges, which were previously built from scratch, were completed and offered to the citizens. All bridges built within the scope of the project are built in the form of 2×2.


The teams of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Department of Science Affairs, which have completed the side roads under their responsibility within the scope of the project, are currently dealing with the V channel, drainage, stormwater infrastructure line, commissioning of the lighting poles and other productions. After the completion of the new Tembelova bridge, which was destroyed by the highways, a 300-meter road in total will be built by the Metropolitan in two parts in the north and south of the bridge.


While the bridges within the scope of the project are built by the Highways, the side roads and participation branches are made by the teams of the Metropolitan Municipality Science Affairs Department. Within the scope of the works, a total of 3 thousand 3 meters of side road is being built, 150 thousand meters in the southern part and 6 thousand 150 meters in the northern part. The length of the road built with participation branches and other roads reaches 12 kilometers.


Traffic density was experienced especially in the morning and evening hours on the Tembelova and Kirazpınar bridges on the TEM Highway, which connects the OIZs to the Gebze district center and the D-100 Highway. Within the scope of the project implemented jointly by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality with the General Directorate of Highways, parallel one-way side roads are being built to the TEM Highway in the north and south. Turning points are being built to allow crossings between both side roads. Thus, when the project is completely finished, all signalized intersections on the east-west axis will be eliminated. It is seen that the traffic has eased considerably in the places where the finished parts of the project are opened.

Günceleme: 16/09/2021 12:19

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