Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said that the maintenance and repair work on the July 15 Martyrs Bridge will be completed by midnight and the bridge will be opened with 3 lanes departure and 3 lanes arrival.
Arslan, in his statement, stated that they wanted to give some good news to the citizens before the holiday, and announced that the bridge repairs that were planned to end on August 30, but later on August 25, will end at midnight.
Expressing that they found significant deterioration in mastic asphalt in the 26 years after the last renovation on the bridge, Arslan said that the maintenance and repair works of the bridge started on 12 June and the superstructure renovation work took place in 4 stages.
Arslan stated that the entire superstructure of the bridge was renewed along with the asphalt as well as the insulation and expansion joints, and said that the surface was renewed in the main clearance area of 36 thousand 86 and 14 thousand 580 square meters.
Minister Arslan, 82 personnel in the field with the team 3 7 24 hours of non-stop working hours, renewed the bridge before the day of the holiday emphasized 10 will be offered to the service of the citizen.
“40 percent was renewed”
Arslan said, “We have finished the work at midnight. July 15 Martyrs Bridge will serve our people, passengers, and drivers as of midnight, with 3 lanes going and 3 lanes coming. ” said.
Previously on the bridge in the free passage system voicing application was launched Arslan, but the fun of this is not enough, after midnight, drivers will enjoy the free passage said.
Underlining that approximately 40 percent of the bridge was renewed, Arslan mentioned that operations such as strengthening on the bridge, making it resistant to earthquake, and turning the oblique suspension system, which is a first in the world, into the vertical suspension system.
“The next renovation will take 6-7 days”
Arslan said, “We have done all 40 years of maintenance of the bridge.” He said that they applied a new method so that the bridge would not last 2,5-3 months when it needed to renew the asphalt.
The existing asphalt in the main opening of the bridge is reminiscent of 40 millimeters, the work to be done with the new asphalt 25 millimeter mastic and 25 millimeter stone mastic asphalt will be paved in the form of layered 2 layered.
The total thickness of the 50 millimeters has been removed to draw attention Arslan, said:
“This practice took about 2,5-3 months. We started on June 12. It took a 70-day period even though we finished so early. We renewed the asphalt method. After that, it will be needed at the earliest 20 years, but when it comes to asphalt renewal, the top 25 millimeter stone mastic asphalt part will be scraped and asphalt will be poured again as of the same night. Thus, if you think that both lanes take 2 days, asphalt renewal work will be completed in 6 or 7 days. If you look at today, the work that we said we finished at the earliest took 70 days. So it will be shortened by 10. ”
Arslan emphasized that months after the maintenance works will end, 15 stressed that the July Martyrs' Bridge will not have to be closed for a long time.
Camlica Toll is also released
Arslan stated that there is already a free passage system in Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Mahmutbey toll booths and 15 July Martyrs Bridge in Istanbul, “We had a work in this direction at Çamlıca toll booths. Work will be completed on August 25, and a free pass will begin here. ” he spoke.
Free pass through lane changing, zigzag do not happen, such as the speed will not be cut, voicing Arslan, normally ticked at the speed of tolls will not pass the traffic will be stressed.
“Our previous practices showed us a 30 percent relief,” said Arslan. As of August 25, we will have a 30 percent relief at the Çamlıca toll booths, by removing the tolls completely. ”
“We will stop the road construction, repair and maintenance works across the country”
Arslan said that 10 will stop all maintenance, repair and road construction works in all of the roads in 81 province for the comfort of the drivers and passengers during the feast day.
Arslan stated that the bridges and highways operated by the General Directorate of Highways during the feast will not be charged until 30 September until 5:07.00, starting from August XNUMX, and said that they continue their efforts to make people and passengers travel more comfortable.
Arslan, adding that they put additional flights in all areas of transportation, with the appropriate buses, open the way for additional flights, increased the capacity of the road road stressed.
Arslan, who called on the drivers to follow the rules, added that they would do whatever they could to make them feel comfortable during the holiday period and they would do it.