Artvin Governor Necmettin Kalkan said that the 690 thousand 8-meter section of the Cankurtaran Tunnel, which is under construction at the 100 altitude Cankurtaran location on the Hopa-Artvin highway route, has been completed.
Governor Shield, AA correspondent, Transport, Shipping and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim by foundations were laid on October 29, 2010 Cankurt the Tunnel was built in two tubes, said: "When the tunnel construction is completed 10 thousand 400 meters in length with Turkey's longest "It will be one of the tunnels."
Stating that the contractor companies are continuing to work on both tubes in the tunnel, Kalkan said, “Double-sided excavations are continuing in Borcka and Hopa districts. A total of 2 thousand 900 meters of the tunnel was completed by Borcka, with 5 thousand 200 meters in both tubes and 8 thousand 100 meters on the Hopa side. "The concreting of 860 thousand 865 meters was carried out, including one thousand 2 meters on the left tube of the tunnel and 725 meters on the right tube.
Kalkan emphasized that the excavation and supporting works of the tunnel are planned to be completed at the end of the year and said, “Cankurtaran Tunnel is Artvin's dream project for years. With the tunnel coming into service in 2014, the Hopa-Borcka highway will decrease from 30 kilometers to 18 kilometers ”.