The new traffic order that İzmir Metropolitan Municipality announced that it will start on Wednesday, December 27 (tomorrow) in Konak-Alsancak region due to the construction works of Konak Tramway, has been postponed to Tuesday, January 2, 2018. It was reported that the decision was made with the idea that there may be a problem of adapting to the new route during the Christmas intensity.
Within the scope of the work of Konak Tramway constructed by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, the announced change in the traffic order in the city center (27 December Wednesday) was left to the new year. The new application to be implemented in Çankaya and Alsancak region will start from 2 January 2018 Tuesday, with the intention of adapting to the new route in traffic during the intensity of Christmas shopping.
The General Assembly of Transport Coordination Center (UKOME), which has determined the traffic flow in Fevzipaşa Boulevard as “one way” towards Basmane since October 19, has determined the traffic flow in Gazi Boulevard as “one direction towards Konak direction”.
In the new traffic flow to be implemented on January 2, the traffic on Gazi Boulevard will be arranged as "one way" towards "Konak" direction. The part of Cumhuriyet Boulevard between Gazi Boulevard and Fevzipaşa Boulevard will also be the “one way” towards Konak. According to the UKOME decision, the vehicles will use Gazi Boulevard "towards the sea" starting from the entrance to Dokuz Eylul Square. Other arrangements to be made within the scope of the decision that provides one-way use of Gazi Boulevard are:
* The part of Cumhuriyet Boulevard between Gazi Boulevard and Fevzipaşa Boulevard will be "one way" towards Konak,
* The part of Şehit Fethi Bey Caddesi, located between Fevzipaşa Boulevard and Governor Kazım Dirik Caddesi, is a “one way” from Kazım Dirik Caddesi towards Fevzipaşa Boulevard,
* The part of Halit Ziya Boulevard between Fevzipaşa Boulevard and Gazi Osman Paşa Boulevard will be arranged as one-way towards Gazi Osman Paşa Boulevard, with entrance from Fevzipaşa Boulevard.
Bus routes are changing
2 The new General Directorate of ESHOT has made changes to the route of some bus lines with the new traffic order that will start on January 2018. According to this:
Fahrettin Altay Transmission-Halkapınar Metro with 12, Bostanlı İskele-Konak with 121, Cumhuriyet Square with 202 number-Halkapınar Metro-Konak with 253 and Çiğli-Konak with 920 numbers will use Fevzipaşa, Halit Ziya and Gazi boulevards in the direction of Alsancak.
Evka-63 Metro-Konak, 3 Metrokent, 802 Egekent Transfer-Mansion, 811 Disabled Center-Montrö and 930 Bornova-Konak lines will follow Fevzipaşa Boulevard, Çankaya Junction, Gazi Osman Paşa Boulevard and Şair Eşref Boulevard.
The bus number 252, Halkapınar 2-Konak and the bus terminal 302 will use Fevzipaşa Boulevard on the return route, and Halkapınar-Konak lines 251 will also use Gazi Boulevard.
Esentepe-Konak numbered 34, İsmetpaşa District numbered 39-Konak, Çınartepe numbered 42, Mersinpınar numbered 44, Gültepe-Konak numbered 45, Çobançeşme-Konak numbered 46 and Şirinyer Transfer-Konak numbered 838 are also hosted by Konak. On the way to Gazi Street, Anafartalar Street will follow the 9 Eylül Square, Gazi Boulevard and Cumhuriyet Boulevard route.