The foundations of the new bridges that will give breathing to Ankara Road by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality were laid by Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç and Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Recep Altepe.
The foundation of the bridges on Hacivat, Balıklıdere and Deliçay was laid within the scope of the BursaRay East stage, which will bring the light rail system to Kestel and Gürsu, and the rehabilitation works of the Hacivat Bridge have also started.
"It is an honor for us to solve Bursa's problems"
At the ceremony held with intense participation, Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Recep Altepe said that the narrow and old bridges, which were the expectation of Bursa for years, about 60 years ago and that do not meet the needs today, will be rebuilt.
Turkey and Bursa President Altepe stating that developing rapidly, "Bursa's livable, healthy, modern living, we are working with all our institutions for a lively history and tourism is the city. It is an honor for us to solve Bursa's problems. “The face of Bursa changes with what has been done”.
Mayor Altepe, who gave examples of the works of the Metropolitan Municipality that relieved the city and the citizens, stated that the green area, afforestation, square arrangement and park, cable car, new municipality service building works are continuing, and said that the construction of the science and technology center has started and will be opened this year. Mayor Altepe pointed out that nearly 100 sports facilities have been constructed today and pointed out that Uludağ will return to the construction site in the summer months.
Transportation overtime in Bursa
Stating that the works related to transportation are continuing intensively, President Altepe said, “More than 2,5 buildings were expropriated in 600 years only to open roads, to build sports facilities and parks. Our intersection works are also continuing rapidly. Soon we are starting work on Demirtaş Köprülü Crossroads. On the other hand, urban and city center tram studies and projects continue. "We will start our work on the T1 line that will pass through the city center within 2 months."
Noting that the most important investment in public transportation is the metro lines, Mayor Altepe said, “We are continuing the construction of the Eastern stage in BursaRay. When completed, this will be the first line to be tendered and finished during this period. With the 8 km line, the rail system works in Bursa will reach the 40 km line. In this way, we will catch Istanbul, ”he said.
Stating that strong investments are continuing in every field in Bursa, President Altepe said, “This period has exceeded the investments made in the last period by 3 million TL, before the completion of 100 years. We said that Bursa will be talked about this period, Bursa will always be on the agenda with our works ”.
The new bridges will lead to 9 lanes
Mayor Altepe, regarding the bridge renovation works, said, “We are expanding the road with 3 lanes bridges in Hacivat, Balıklıdere and Deliçay, with 3 lanes departure, 8,5 lanes arrival and the 9 meter BursaRay bridge in between. Our goal is to complete these constructions at the beginning of the year and start the rail system in spring next year. Bridges that will be constructed as reinforced concrete and prefabricated here will cost 19 million TL. In this context, the part extending under the Eastern Near Ring Road in an area of 3500 meters in Hacivat Creek is also being rehabilitated. At the same time, arrangement and park work will be done along the stream. Stream improvement will cost 12 million TL. All these works will cost approximately 32 million TL in total, ”he said.
Mayor Altepe stated that the work carried out by Öztimurlar Construction will be completed as soon as possible.
Praise from Arınç to Metropolitan
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç emphasized the importance of the bridge renovation works carried out by the Metropolitan Municipality especially to facilitate the BursaRay and transportation in general and said, “I congratulate our Metropolitan Municipality for its good deeds. "I think this work is important for Bursa to be a more livable, peaceful and happy city."
Noting that Bursa has become a metropolis, Arınç said, “Bursa has become very powerful. Transportation is also very important for a city and a metropolis. We know that everyone wants more comfortable transportation in their daily life. Bursa, Metropolitan Municipality will complete its work without delay. What needs to be done in terms of urban planning that suits this city in Bursa has been done and done with the efforts of our current and previous presidents. Bursa has become a beautiful city with these works. But I believe that with the construction of these bridges and the extension of BursaRay to Kestel, modern transportation will contribute to our people ”.
"We are after more service to Bursa"
Noting that Bursa is getting more and more attention with each passing day, Arınç pointed out the importance of the tourism program that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will give the opening speech on April 2, after the Uludağ Economic Summit, which is considered to be the 22nd Davos. Adding to his words that Bursa, the city of history, hosts works before and after the Ottoman Empire, Arınç said, “I believe that being an industrial city will contribute to Bursa as being in the 4th place in population. Bursa preserved its place with its 2700 thousand population and 18 deputies. This also reveals our robust population structure. As we do today, we will be in pursuit of serving Bursa even more ”.
"Bursa will be a city to be proud of"
Governor Şahabettin Harput stated that Bursa is one of the fastest growing locomotive cities and said, “Bursa is a city of peace that everyone wants to live in. We are working hard to make this city one of the vision cities of our country. Bursa, which is a modern city with all its infrastructure as well as the protection of its green, identity and history, will become a city to be proud of ”.
An urban transformation with 50 thousand residences from Keskin
Yıldırım Mayor Özgen Keskin gave information about the urban transformation project, which has been prepared for 2 years, and said that they will start the urban transformation project with 50 thousand houses in the district on April 4. Noting that Bursa is breathing with transportation services as in all areas, Keskin thanked Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Recep Altepe for his signatures on transportation in Bursa.
After the speeches, Deputy Prime Minister Arınç, President Altepe and protocol members laid the foundations of the rehabilitation works of Hacivat Creek. Arınç went to the scouts of the Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club Urban Volunteer, who later joined the ceremony, and joined the children for a while. sohbet He.
Deputies, district mayors, provincial council members, council members, Metropolitan Municipality bureaucrats, party members and many citizens also participated in the ceremony and supported the work of the Metropolitan Municipality.