📩 29/11/2018 20:15
Tram Works in Izmir Paralyzes Traffic:Karşıyaka Mavişehir and Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard traffic turned to Arab hair. Craftsmen from the two points of the city took its share. The tradesmen of the two sides do not want to be like Hatay artisans closing the shutters in 10 year-long subway construction
Konak Tramway, which started on Mustafa Kemal Beach Boulevard, has already negatively affected life. The cancellation of the parking lots due to the work that started in front of the Air Training Hospital gave the citizens a hard time. The road with three lanes on Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard fell into two lanes. Long queues started to occur at all hours of the day on the street, where traffic is normally heavy.
Mithatpaşa was paralyzed
Citizens living on Sahil Boulevard had to park their vehicles on Mithatpaşa Street due to the works. However, this time, the double-row parking lot of the vehicles on Mithatpaşa Street caused the traffic to be locked. Normally, the street, which has traffic density due to the "lack of parking lot", has become inextricable due to the construction of the tramway. Even at noon, when the traffic was the least, the car owners had difficulties to move on Mithatpaşa Street. Citizens found the solution to park their cars in places they found vacant on Mustafa Kemal Beach Boulevard. Citizens' inability to find alternative parking spaces left the traffic police helpless. There were discussions from time to time between the citizens who parked their vehicles in the second row and the traffic policemen who wanted to apply fines. Citizens and police teams also came face to face due to the parking problem.
The traffic ordeal also hit Dudayev Boulevard, which passed by the tram line in Mavişehir. Coming from the north of Izmir via the ring road KarşıyakaThe vehicles entering the city formed long queues on the road narrowed due to the tramway. Citizens stated that they did not want to experience this ordeal for years due to the very slow progress of the tram construction that Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which completed the Üçyol Üçkuyular Metro Line in about 10 years, was committed to complete in 3 years. Last year, the foundation was laid in Mavişehir and the construction works started. Karşıyaka Trades were also negatively affected by the operation of the tram. Due to the road closed to traffic, trades became unable to work. Many trades have been in a difficult situation due to high rents, they can not make enough sales even to remove the rent, he said.
"Problems are temporary"
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality officials said that the existing parking places will remain the same after the work is finished.
It was stated that the problem was temporary since the parking areas were closed for use until the works were completed.