Tramway Works in Izmir Defeats Traffic in Alsancak: When the schools were on a half-term break, the laying of railways, which had a negative impact on the traffic of Çankaya, Alsancak and Konak which is the most troubled part of the city in terms of car traffic and parking, started on 21.01.2017 (Saturday). Tramway work started at the end of the week disrupted traffic in the city center on the first working day of the week
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality's Mansion and KarşıyakaClosing the 460-meter road between Lausanne Square and the Hocazade Mosque due to the Tramway Project to be carried out in Istanbul caused a traffic jam. The tram works, which started on Saturday, turned the traffic in the city center upside down on the first working day of the week. While transportation was provided as the arrival and departure from the opposite lane with the road being closed, the citizens who were late for their jobs rebelled.
The 460-meter road between the Lausanne Square and the Hocazade Mosque, which is one of the busiest streets in the city center of Izmir, was closed with construction site boards and the opposite strip was divided with plastk barriers. Metropolitan teams on the way off, excavations with cranes and tree branches pruning work. Vehicles running on the road in the first hours of the day to go in one lane vehicles created long queues. While it was learned that the road laying works would last for approximately 2 months, traffic signs were placed along the road in order to prevent possible traffic accidents.