Last 75 meters in the Eurasia Tunnel Project: In the Eurasia Tunnel Project, which is planned to reduce the transportation time between Kazlıçeşme and Göztepe to 15 minutes, the last 75 meters in the tunnel dug under the sea has been reached.
A statement came from Feridun Bilgin, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications regarding the Eurasia Tunnel, which is planned to reduce the transportation time between Kazlıçeşme and Göztepe to 15 minutes. Minister Bilgin stated that the most important stage in the Eurasia Tunnel Project, which will connect Asia and Europe with a road tunnel passing under the sea floor, is about to be completed successfully, and said, “The last 75 meters in the tunnel dug under the sea has been reached in the project”.
Bilgin, said in a statement, the construction of the tunnels built on land in the east and west direction is completed, 97 progress is made in the tunnel under the sea, the end of the tunnel is planned to be completed by the end of this month reported.
'ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST ENGINEERING PROJECTS'
Bilgin pointed out that the historical day is approaching in the Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing), one of the best engineering projects in the world, and the excavation work started on April 19, 2014 in the tunnel drilled under the sea with a machine called TBM (tunneling machine). noted that it will be completed on the European side by the end of this month
'AN OPENING PROJECT IN TUNNELING TECHNOLOGY'
Under special as the Bosphorus and produced for the project 3 344 kilometer area by digging advancing tunneling machine with two continents seabed pointing to will be merged into knowledge, "Turkey and Eurasia Tunnel breakthrough in tunneling technology will have one of the world's most successful engineering works," he he said.
'THE POINT THAT TRAFFIC IS THE MOST INTENSIVE WILL DECREASE IN 15 MINUTES'
Indicating that the excavation works have been completed in both road tunnels on both sides, Bilgin stated that the road and art works are continuing within the scope of the project, and the journey time is reduced to 15 minutes on the route where the traffic is very busy in Istanbul with the Eurasia Tunnel that will serve on the Kazlıçeşme-Göztepe line. said it would be provided.
'RESISTANCE TO EARTHQUAKE IS INCREASED SPECIFICALLY'
Indicating that the Eurasia Tunnel Project consists of a total of 672 bracelets, Bilgin said that special seismic gaskets were installed at two different points in order to increase the durability of the tunnel in a possible earthquake.
Bilgin also stated that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was deemed worthy of the “Best Environmental and Social Practice Award” given to the most successful projects in terms of sustainability due to the high standards of the project.
'THERE ARE NO EXPENSES FROM PUBLIC RESOURCES'
Noting that no spending has been made from the public resources for the project investment, Bilgin said, “The project is carried out with a build-operate-transfer model with a financing of approximately 1 billion 245 million dollars. ATAŞ, which will carry out the design and construction of the project, will undertake the operation of the tunnel for 24 years and 5 months. With the completion of the operation period, the Eurasia Tunnel will be transferred to the public. ”
DEPARTMENTS OF THE PROJECT:
Section 1 European Side Road and Junction Arrangement The 5,4 coastal road is taken to the 6 strip from the 8 lane until Kazlıçeşme. Approximately 1,5 kilometers are taken under the ground level, intersection arrangements and side roads are made. Section 2 Bosphorus Crossing 5,4 (CPC and NATM tunnels) Section 3 Road and Junction Arrangement on the 100 Road In the 3800 meter section of the D-6 highway, the road and intersection arrangement are removed from the existing road 8 lane to the XNUMX lane.
Project total length 14,6 kilometers
Length of tunnel section 5,4 kilometer
CPC (submarine section) total length of tunnel 3,34
106 meter depth of the deepest point sea surface
Cover thickness at the top of the tunnel at this point 55 meters
62 meters depth of the sea floor at the deepest point of the sea
Cover thickness at the top of the tunnel at this point 26 meters