Istanbul-Izmir Motorway 4 was opened by President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN at a ceremony in Bursa on Sunday.
In addition to President ERDOĞAN, Vice President Fuat OKTAY, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M.Cahit TURHAN, Minister of Justice Abdülhamit GÜL, Minister of Health, Fahrettin KOCA, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir PAKDEMİRLİ, Minister of Family Labor and Social Services Zehra Zümrüt SELÇUK, MPs, Bursa Governor Yakup CANBOLAT, General Director of Highways Abdulkadir URALOĞLU and many senior officials attended. Speaking at the ceremony where former Transport Minister Binali YILDIRIM opened the Balıkesir Section of the highway, Erdoğan said, “Today we are writing history. We connect Istanbul to Izmir in a different way. ”
In addition, the length of the divided road 6 thousand 100 kilometers 26 thousand 764 kilometers today, saying that they have reached ERDOĞAN continued his speech: “After Soma-Akhisar-Turgutlu Izmir continues parallel to Izmir and reaches its destination on the Izmir Ring Road. İzmir Aydın and İzmir Çeşme Motorway. Where, where nereye We did not cross the mountains easily. But we became Ferhat Ferhat d We pierced the mountains and reached Şirin. We make the journey between Istanbul and Izmir fast and comfortable as well as shorter the distance to 100 kilometers. 1915 We will also connect Tekirdağ, Çanakkale, Balıkesir Motorway, which includes the Çanakkale Bridge. Istanbul, Kocaeli, Bursa, Manisa and Izmir on the route are also the most important export gates. ”
Stating that the contribution of the Istanbul-Izmir Motorway project to the country in the near future will be 3,5 billion pounds annually, ERDOĞAN said, gibi As in every province, we are continuing the transportation investments in Bursa. The construction of the 1,5 highway, which has a total cost of 18 billion pounds, continues. 2 will be finished by the year. Y President Erdogan finished his speech by wishing the project will be beneficial.
In his speech at the ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M.Cahit TURHAN stated that the Aegean and Marmara Regions, which accommodate a large part of the country's population, have gained a new lifeblood, and that they are proud to have brought this giant service among the projects that can be shown by finger to the nation. Stating that the Osmangazi Bridge constitutes the ridge of this project, TURHAN said, sayesinde Thanks to the project, the relationship between Istanbul and Izmir is now very close. Bursa is much closer to both. 426 km length, including connection roads, the investment amount of the project, including financing costs, including 11 billion dollars. This project is the first highway project in Turkey that has been tendered with build-operate-transfer model. It is also the largest project in the EU within the scope of build-operate-transfer. Another remarkable feature of the project is that the project has been realized by our local companies with high technology innovative applications and works requiring advanced construction technique. ”
TURHAN pointed out that time and fuel savings will be achieved thanks to the motorway, with the elimination of waiting traffic in the emission emission will be reduced and the nature will be protected, wishing the project to be good and completed his speech.
The construction started in 2010 and has reached the end of the Istanbul-Izmir Motorway, which has been opened to traffic with many important sections, especially the Osmangazi Bridge. The last section of the Istanbul-İzmir Motorway Project, which was put into practice as a result of a feverish work and hard labor that lasted for approximately 9 years, was opened by the President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN between Bursa West-Balıkesir North and Balıkesir West-Akhisar. was interconnected.
Istanbul-Izmir Motorway, which is the lifeblood of our country's economy and where most of the population lives, connects the Marmara and Aegean Regions, which include cities such as Istanbul, Kocaeli, Bursa, Balikesir, Manisa and Izmir, and provides a large part of the exports with the road network constituting the infrastructure of all investments. These two regions, which constitute 64 percent of the Domestic Product, will add value to the economic activity areas of industry, agriculture, trade and tourism.
With the Motorway Project which shortens the route to 100 km, Istanbul-Izmir transportation, which is 8,5 hours, is reduced to 3,5 hours. In addition, the Istanbul-Izmir Motorway will ease the traffic in the city by reducing the excessive density of the existing state roads passing through the settlements.
The project, which includes the total 384 km length of Osmangazi Bridge, including 42 km of Highway and 426 km of Connection Road, includes 11 Billion dollars including investment cost.
The route of the project; It starts from Muallimköy Junction, which is about 2,5 km in the direction of Ankara from Gebze Bridge Junction on the Anatolian Motorway, and crosses the İzmit Gulf with the Osmangazi Bridge built between Dilovası - Hersekburnu and connects with the Yalova - İzmit State Road and goes parallel to the State Road. After the Orhangazi Junction, the route continues from the south of Gemlik District and connects to the Bursa Motorway at Çağlayan Junction in Ovaakça locality. Following the Bursa West Intersection, the project route extends to the north of Uluabat Lake, heading south-west from Karacabey to Sustluk and north of Balıkesir, followed by Soma-Akhisar-Saruhanlı-Turgutlu districts and in the vicinity of Karasuluk. It ends at the bus station junction on the road.
Especially on the road route that serves heavy traffic with heavy vehicles; to ensure the safety of traffic and life, shorten travel time, to contribute to the development of regional tourism and industry with the implementation of the project and the Aegean and Marmara regions to meet the expectations of the transportation infrastructure, the industry needs to create new investment areas and the transportation of ports, rail and air transport systems integration will be provided.
With the opening of Istanbul-Izmir Motorway; Edirne-Istanbul-Ankara Motorway and İzmir-Aydın, İzmir-Çeşme Motorway will be connected to the Marmara and Aegean Regions, which form the backbone of the country's economy, with a fully accessible controlled highway network.
Furthermore, the integration of the Marmara Motorway will be completed with the North Marmara Motorway (including YSS Bridge), Çanakkale Malkara Motorway (including 1915 Çanakkale Bridge) and Kınalı-Malkara and Çanakkale-Savaştepe Motorway which are planned to be constructed. It will speed up transportation by shortening the distance to Bursa, Kocaeli and Istanbul; thus, it will contribute to the economy and agriculture of the Aegean Region.
Considering the estimated traffic values for the year 374.997 by calculating the emission reduction of approximately 2023 tons annually by eliminating the waiting in traffic; It is estimated that the total annual savings amount of 3 billion TL will be 1,12 billion TL from time and 4,12 billion TL from fuel oil. In addition, with the construction of the Istanbul-Izmir Motorway project, 2023 tonnage reduction is projected for the year.
Within the scope of the project, it is planned to transfer the existing industrial production and developing industrial raw materials of the provinces and neighboring provinces on the highway route to the consumption and production centers, and to provide connection to the ports of the Marmara region and the Çandarlı Port.
The transportation between Bursa-Istanbul and 3, which will shorten the distance of Istanbul-Izmir Highway from Bursa to Istanbul and Izmir, will be reduced to 1 hours. The motorway will also extend the tourism season of İzmir and Aydın provinces and increase the number of visitors to tourism centers such as Çeşme, Foça, Dikili, Kuşadası, Selçuk, Didim, Bodrum and Bergama, and shorten the access of Marmara and Aegean Regions to the Mediterranean Region, which has tourism and trade potential. .