Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan, 18 2022 1915 6 planned to be completed on the date of the maritime excavation and piling works in the sea for the purpose of the basic improvement is done in the sea, the bridge will enter the service on both sides of the Dardanelles with the trip time will go down to XNUMX minutes .
Minister Turhan made examinations on Lapseki Şekerkaya and Gelibolu Sütlüce construction sites of 1915 Çanakkale Bridge.
In his speech, Turhan stated that the bridge contains a part of the Kınalı-Çanakkale Savaştepe Highway, which will connect the Northern Marmara Highway and the Istanbul-İzmir Highway.
Giving information about the ongoing works on the bridge, Turhan said:
“Work is continuing in the 101 km section between Malkara Junction, Gelibolu, Sütlüce and Lapseki Şekerkaya Umurtepe sections under construction. As of today, especially the most important structure of this project, the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, excavation and piling works for basic improvement in the sea have been completed. Also, the caisson productions, which will be placed on these foundations, have come to an end. As of the end of this year, the manufacture of caisson built in the dry pool, which consists of two, will be placed on the foundation of the bridge on the Asian side and one on the European side, and the feet of the bridge will be built on this foundation. ”
“It will connect Northern Marmara to South Marmara and the Aegean”
Turhan stated that the bridge will be 2 × 3 lanes and continued as follows:
“The width of the deck will be 45 meters and the height of the deck will be 3,5 meters. Both feet will meet the ground 37 meters below the European side of the sea and 45 meters below the sea on the Asian side. Within the scope of the project, 1 suspension bridge, 2 approach viaducts, 4 reinforced concrete viaducts, 10 underpass bridges, 33 overpass bridges, 6 bridges, 43 underpasses and 115 grilles of various sizes, 12 junctions, 4 It will consist of a highway service facility, 2 maintenance operation centers and 6 fee collection stations. When the construction of our bridge is completed, it will connect the Northern Marmara region to the Southern Marmara, Aegean and Western Mediterranean regions. ”
“Travel time on both sides of Çanakkale Strait will be reduced to 6 minutes”
Recalling that the existing transportation on this route is provided by the transportation of sea vehicles, Turhan said:
“Approximate transportation time was up to one hour under normal conditions, up to 5 hours during busy hours and days. With the launch of this project, travel time on both sides of the Dardanelles will be reduced to 6 minutes. The traffic that will come from Europe and go to the Aegean region will now reach the Aegean region and the South Marmara region without waiting in the sea vehicles or traveling through the Bosphorus and the Gulf.
Turhan, 18 2022 XNUMX the bridge on the history of the people wanted to complete the service expressed.
“Highway ring system will be completed”
Turhan, reminding that the project was done by build-operate-transfer method, continued his words as follows:
“Until completion, public funds will not be spent on the construction of this project. After the completion, the difference between passing traffic and guaranteed traffic will be given to the company in charge. If our projection, our foresight, our predictions come true 4-5 years after the opening, we aim to reach the guaranteed traffic on this route and therefore we do not need to pay a guarantee when we reach this traffic. Another feature of the project is that with the completion of this section, we will build the section between Lapseki and Savaştepe and the section between Malkara Interchange and Kınalı immediately after this project so that the highway ring system that will connect South and North Marmara in the Marmara Region will be completed. ”
“We are realizing projects that will envy the world”
Minister Turhan emphasized that the project is very important for the country, considering the contributions it will provide to tourism, industry, agriculture and domestic and foreign trade. he spoke.
Governor Orhan Tavlı and AK Party Çanakkale Deputy Jülide İskenderoğlu accompanied Minister Turhan, who received a briefing about the project at the Lapseki service building of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Regional Directorate of Public and Private Sector Partnership, and controlled some of the work with the ship owned by GESTAŞ.
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