Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure 15 July Martyrs' Bridge is not working and all the lanes are open to traffic service was announced.
The written statement made by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure is as follows; “In some media, there are reports that asphalt renewal and road maintenance works are being carried out on the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge as well as on the 15 July Martyrs Bridge. The following statement regarding the news was deemed necessary.
For the routine maintenance and repair of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, some lanes were closed starting from 27 on June 2019 until 17 August 2019.
15 July Martyrs Bridge does not have any work and all lanes are open to traffic.
Within the scope of maintenance and repair works at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, the existing asphalt on the bridge will be removed and the steel deck surface will be sanded and the joints will be repaired. 17 Until August, the 4 lane in the direction of Europe-Asia will be closed to the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the departures and arrivals will continue from the 2 lane.
Since 2009, no such maintenance work has been carried out on the FSM Bridge. Maintenance and repair works that are necessary for the safe, comfortable and long-term service of the FSM Bridge, which is the lifeblood of Istanbul transportation, will be completed in the process in which schools are closed and traffic flow is not intense. We hope that our citizens in Istanbul will show patience and understanding. ”