Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and North Environment Highway Ready for Winter: 26 Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and North Environment Highway opened in August, preparations were completed for the winter months without any problems. ICA, the company responsible for operation, 7 / 24 is ready for winter with its expert team and state-of-the-art equipment.
Winter preparations were completed in Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and North Environment Highway where the works were carried out without any hassle in order to prevent the drivers from being affected by the heavy winter conditions. ICA, which operates in coordination with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) and the General Directorate of Highways (KGM) for the Early Warning System and traffic control cameras systems, conducts its preparations in the bridge and highway under two headings: Preventive Studies and Corrective Works.
As a result of preventive works, trucks with the latest technology are measuring the asphalt temperature and necessary precautions are taken against the freezing of the road surface. Without anticipation of snowfall or frost, all teams and vehicles are engaged in preventive salting work at least 4 hours before the estimated event time. In this way, the entire route is made ready for frost. In the scope of corrective works, the road 7 / 24 is being opened with snow plows and snow plows. As a result of the work done, the frost temperature of the road surface is kept constant and continuous rings are made effective until the risk of frost is overcome.
All control in the ICA Main Control Center
At the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the Northern Environmental Motorway, all motorway routes and bridge crossings are managed from the Main Control Center located in the ICA business building and can be intervened immediately. In this way, the GPS system, which is specially designed for combating snow, provides information on location, temperature / temperature sensor, speed, quantity of material being thrown / sprayed and the type of material, the remaining amount, all data related to the road going, both the driver operator and the Main Control Center is shown on the data network.
Simultaneous intervention in 3 lanes
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is equipped with advanced technology maintenance teams and equipments, and snow-combat vehicles are also specially designed. Trucks fitted with the Solution Tank and Sprayer Installations have the ability to intervene simultaneously on the highway in the 3 lane. Salt Damper and Serpici equipment fitted trucks can spread the salt and the solution at the same time while salting the 12 meter can be salted, at the same time provides a quicker effect of salt.
There are movement and balance sensors in the snow plows which will be mounted in front of the trucks in winter maintenance. During the snow plow process, the blades can move automatically as soon as they come to the bumps or expansion joints on the road surface, and they can pass through the surface without taking any damage to the material and then take their former position again. The 2 telescopic blades on different types of snow blades are capable of removing snow from the safety strips.
Attractive cranes are working at critical points
In addition to the snow plows and salting trucks, towing winches will be deployed at critical points on a motorway route at every 10 kilometer and will be guided in such a way as not to hinder the flow of traffic in the event of an accident. In addition to the maintenance teams on the North Environmental Motorway, there are also patrol crews and equipment operating on the 7 / 24 route and providing Traffic Safety. With the help of the informative digital writings given by the warning signs found on these vehicles and the VMS panels on the highway, they are working to prevent any situation that would put the traffic safety at risk.
Drivers can call 7 / 24 161 Motorway Emergency Help line free of charge if they are experiencing emergency situations such as accidents, injuries, fires and so on.