Göcek Tunnel Awaiting Repair

Göçek Tunnel Awaits Repair: While the water leakage in the Göcek Tunnel, which connects Muğla-Antalya in Muğla's Dalaman District, during rainy weather creates a danger for drivers; experts said that if no action is taken, the concrete of the tunnel and the iron inside it will decay over time. Göcek Tunnel Operations Manager Aydın Meral stated that the current view bothers them and said, "We will start the renovation work as soon as the new tunnel is finished."
The Göcek Tunnel, built by Tinsa İnşaat ve Sanayi Limited Şirketi for 25 years with a build-operate-transfer model, with a cost of 13 million dollars, was put into service in 2006 by the then Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. 13 governments and prime ministers 8 and 17 years old can be completed, linking Antalya and Muğla 950-meter long tunnel, the public often came up with the distinction of being the only toll tunnel in Turkey.
The tunnel, for which a toll of 3.5 lira from cars and 7.5 lira from trucks, buses and trucks, has been in service for 9 years, causes problems especially in winter due to water leakage.
In almost every rain, the leak creates water puddles inside the tunnel. Daily average 10 thousand vehicles passing through the tunnel in the road accumulated water, drivers to live a hard time, invitations to accidents.
Muğla Chamber of Architects officials, if the leakage is prevented by the water due to concrete around the tunnel and the concrete found that the iron in the rot could occur. 13 was asked to get a million dollar investment as soon as possible in order not to waste.
On the other hand, it has been reported that the construction of the new tunnel, which was started to be built in September 2013 for free passage by the Antalya Regional Directorate of Highways, due to the fact that the Göcek Tunnel is paid, it is also reported that it is expected to be completed and put into service by May. With the new tunnel coming into service, drivers will not have to pass the existing tunnel, which they call 'Deli Dumrul Tunnel', when coming from Antalya to Muğla. However, it was stated that the vehicles going from Muğla to Antalya will use the old tunnel again.
Göcek Tunnel Operations Manager Aydin Meral, tunnels in order to begin the construction of the construction of the new tunnel is waiting to be finished, he said. Meral, continued:
“As soon as that tunnel is finished, we will work by closing the tunnel that is currently working. We are in negotiations with the Highways regarding this issue. In addition, our projects regarding the renovation of the tunnel are complete. The sight inside the tunnel disturbs us too, but since it is the only tunnel, we have no chance of closing it. As soon as the new tunnel is completed, our repair and renovation work will begin. According to initial determinations, it will take up to 5 months. There is no such thing as a collapse danger of the tunnel. The most important issue here is that the water is the water that comes out under the road. With the work to be done, the tunnel will be completely renewed. We want the drivers to go slow for the tunnel. "



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