The construction of the Gebze Orhangazi İzmir Highway was completed on March Sunday with the participation of Balıkesir North Junction - Balıkesir West Interchange and Akhisar Junction - Saruhanlı Junction between President and President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN.
A total of 384 km of which is 42 km, highway and 426 is connected to the Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway. 2 × 3 traffic lane 29 km main body between Balıkesir North Junction and Balıkesir West Interchange, 3,5 km cut to 32,5 km connection road and 2 km main body between 3 × 24,5 traffic lane Akhisar Junction - Saruhanlı Junction, 8 km connection road 32,5 km cutting service is being opened.
The route between the Istanbul and İzmir routes is planned to provide uninterrupted and comfortable transportation. The traffic between the Balıkesir North Junction and Balıkesir West Junctions is opened to the traffic. connection will be provided, using the current road, the 30 minute distance will be reduced to 15 minutes. In addition, the traffic in the city of Balıkesir will be significantly reduced.
With the opening of the Akhisar-Saruhanli section of the project, 1 will be connected directly to the Saruhanli-Kemalpasa section opened on December 2018 and will be provided with unrestricted access from Akhisar to Izmir. By crossing the 15 intersection of the 20 units at the Akhisar city crossing, the Akhisar city crossing, which lasts approximately 5 minutes, will be reduced to 1,5 minutes. While the uninterrupted transport between Akhisar and Izmir is provided, the 50 hour travel time will be reduced to an average of XNUMX minutes using the current State route.