Istanbul Izmir Highway Opened

Some steps of Istanbul highway
Some steps of Istanbul highway

Within the scope of the giant Istanbul Izmir Highway Project, which will shorten the distance between Istanbul and Izmir and reduce it to 3.5 hours, new sections are also being put into service. It was decided to open to traffic for Balıkesir Edremit Junction, İzmir Section Saruhanlı Junction, Kemalpaşa Junction and Kemalpaşa Junction - Karasuluk Junction, the construction of which was completed.

The Ministry gave approval for the opening of the new stage within the scope of the Gebze Orhangazi İzmir (Including İzmit Bay Crossing Bridge and Connection Roads) Motorway project, which will reduce the time between Istanbul and İzmir, which is one of the important highway projects in Turkey, to 3.5 hours. Istanbul Izmir Highway, which has been fully opened with the newly opened 192 km section, will make Izmir a very popular city during the weekend thanks to fast transportation.

Istanbul Izmir Highway Map

Istanbul Izmir Motorway

The part of the Izmir Istanbul motorway project, which is among the important pillars, was opened to traffic. The decision to open to traffic for the completed Balıkesir - Edremit Junction - İzmir Section Saruhanlı Junction and Kemalpaşa Junction and Kemalpaşa Junction - Karasuluk Crossroad was published in the Official Gazette as follows:

From the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure General Directorate of Highways

The construction of Gebze - Orhangazi - İzmir (Including Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge and Connection Roads) Motorway, which was tendered with Build-Operate-Transfer model; (Balıkesir - Edremit) Junction - İzmir Section Saruhanlı Junction and Kemalpaşa Junction (Km: 339 + 603,31- 389 + 647,17) and Kemalpaşa Junction - Blackness Junction (Km: 389 + 647,17 - 408 + 654,59) 6001. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has approved the opening to traffic in accordance with Article.

6001. 15. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure was approved by the Ministry of Transport.

  1. This section of the motorway will be opened to traffic at 01.12.2018: 00 date and time.
  2. Entry and exit to the Motorway is prohibited except in certain locations (Bridge Junctions, Toll Collection Stations, etc.) and conditions. Since the wire fences or walls installed along the highway boundary line are installed to prevent such exits, it is forbidden to open, knock down, cut or otherwise damage these barriers.
  3. Access to this section, which is opened to traffic as a controlled highway, pedestrians, animals, motorized vehicles, rubber wheeled tractors, construction machinery and bicyclists are prohibited from entering.
  4. The minimum required speed is 40 km / h and the maximum speed is the limits allowed by geometric standards. (Max. 120 km./hr)
  5. It is forbidden to stop, park, return and go back in this section and intersections which are opened to traffic as Accessible Highway. In obligatory cases, the right-most safety band (Bank) can be used.
  6. If the establishments that have a façade of the motorway want to put identification plates in their buildings, they should obtain permission from the General Directorate of Highways and the Company in charge.
  7. Passing vehicles carrying dangerous and chemical substances through the Belkahve Tunnel between Saruhanlı Junction and Karasuluk Junction (Km: 339 + 603,31 - 408 + 654,59) is prohibited.
  8. The construction of Gebze - Orhangazi - İzmir (Including Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge and Connection Roads) Motorway, which was tendered with Build-Operate-Transfer model; (Balıkesir - Edremit) Junction - İzmir Section Saruhanlı Junction and Kemalpaşa Junction (Km: 339 + 603,31 - 389 + 647,17) and Kemalpaşa Junction - Blackness Junction (Km: 389 + 647,17 - 08 + 654,59). as required by the undertaking.
  9. 6001. 15. to be declared in accordance with the article.

In order to connect the Marmara Region to the Aegean Region, the construction of the Istanbul Bursa İzmir Highway, which was started in 2010, was approached to an end. 83 kilometers are the main body and 9 kilometers are the connection road. 192 kmwill be opened tomorrow. 8 hours the route from Istanbul to Izmir 3,5 to hours 234 kilometers of the project was already opened. In this scope, the road between Osmangazi Bridge and Gebze Bursa, Balıkesir North West junction and Akhisar junction İzmir was put into service.

Sections opened in 4.8.2019

  • Bursa West Junction-Balıkesir North Junction: 97 kilometer highway and 3,4 kilometer connection road
  • Balıkesir West Junction-Akhisar Junction: 86 kilometer highway and 5,6 kilometer connecting road.

1 billion pounds, 2 billion pounds, 38 billion pounds from fuel oil, 3 million pounds, and 179 million pounds annually, 2019 million pounds from fuel oil. savings are envisaged. When the estimated traffic values ​​of 2,5 year are taken into consideration, it is estimated that 930 billion pounds from time, 3 billion 430 million pounds from fuel oil will total annual savings of 2023 billion 3 million pounds. Thanks to the motorway, 1 hour trip between Istanbul and Izmir will drop to 120 hours.

How many TL will the Istanbul Izmir Highway Crossing Fee be?

Bursa West Junction between Bursa North Junction (97 km.) And Balıkesir West Junction Akhisar Junction (86 km.) Fees will be charged.

  1. class cars from Istanbul to Izmir including toll Osmangazi Bridge 256.30 TL pay. Here are the figures that other cars will pay:
Vehicle The Osmangazi Bridge Contact Yalova directly Bursa City Center Balikesir North Manisa Turgutlu Izmir exit
1. class      103,00 TL       4,40 TL    29,10 TL    43,20 TL      63,80 TL    12,80 TL
2. class      164,80 TL       6,90 TL    46,80 TL    69,06 TL    102,44 TL    20,00 TL
3. class      195,70 TL       8,20 TL    55,50 TL    82,10 TL    121,60 TL    23,80 TL
4. class      259,60 TL     10,90 TL    73,60 TL  108,90 TL    161,30 TL    31,50 TL
5. class      327,60 ₺     13,80 TL    92,80 TL  137,40 TL    203,50 TL    39,90 TL
6. class        72,10 ₺       3,10 TL    20,40 ₺    30,20 TL      44,80 TL      8,80 TL

We can show this table as a total payable:


Vehicle The Osmangazi Bridge Yalova-Altinova Bursa City Center Balikesir North Manisa Turgutlu Izmir exit
1. class 103,00 TL 107.40 TL 136.50 TL 179.70 TL 243.50 TL 256.30 TL
2. class 164.80 TL 171.70 TL 218.50 TL 287.56 TRY 390,00 TL 410,00 TL
3. class 195.70 TL 203.90 TL 259.40 TL 341.50 TL 463.10 TL 486.90 TL
4. class 259.60 TL 270.50 TL 344.10 TL 453,00 TL 614.30 TL 645.8 TRY
5. class 327.60 TL 341.40 TL 434.20 TL 571.60 TL 775.10 TL 815,00 TL
6. class 72.10 TL 75.20 TL 95.60 TL 125.80 TL 170.60 TL 179.40 TL


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today opened the Istanbul-Izmir highway. President Erdoğan, who opened the second stage of 192 Km, explained the cost of the Istanbul-Izmir highway in figures. Erdogan said that the cost reached $ 11 billion, said the highway was given to companies with the build-operate-transfer model for the 22 year 4 month period.

Emphasizing that the journey time between Istanbul and Izmir has been reduced to 192 hours with the completion of the 3,5 km road of the Istanbul-Izmir highway, Erdogan arrives at his destination on the Izmir ring road after Soma - Akhisar-Turgutlu continues parallel to Izmir Ankara. It reaches the İzmir Aydın and İzmir Çeşme motorway. Where, where… We did not cross the mountains easily. But we became Ferhat, Ferhat… We pierced the mountains and reached Şirin. Erdogan, in addition to making the travel between Istanbul and Izmir fast and comfortable, also mentioned the shortening of the road by 100 kilometers and stated that his contribution to the state was 3,5 billion dollars.

Complex Computing System for Highway

A complex calculation system is used to determine toll charges. According to this formula, vehicle classes, road distance used, traffic intensities of the road and major art structures on the road are used in the calculation of tolls. Wages are increased by the annual PPI value at the beginning of each year. In the case of bridges and tunnels where dangerous goods are allowed to pass, in the event of a charge, there is a charge of ten times that of 1, 2 and 3 vehicles carrying dangerous goods, and five times that of 4 and 5.


On the other hand, according to the information on the website of Otoyol Yapim ve Isletme AS, which operates the 404 kilometer Istanbul Izmir Highway, the transit guarantees given to the company are as follows;

  • 1 Section: For Gebze - Orhangazi 40.000 Cars equivalent / Day,
  • 2.Section: Orhangazi - Bursa (Ovaakça Junction) 35.000 Cars equivalent / Day,
  • 3 Section: Bursa (Karacabey Junction) - Balıkesir / Edremit 17.000 Cars equivalent / Day,
  • 4 Section: (Balıkesir - Edremit) separation - for İzmir 23.000 Cars equivalent / Day

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