Arms were rolled up for the Buca Tunnel that will provide uninterrupted transportation in İzmir; Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has rolled up its sleeves to end the Buca Tunnel, which is one of the important pillars of the project that will provide uninterrupted transportation between Buca and Bornova.
Due to the withdrawal of the related company, the tender is put out again to complete the unfinished tunnel construction immediately. The tunnel project, which was inspected yesterday by Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, will facilitate the transportation from Konak to the intercity bus terminal. The total length of the project, which will also ease the traffic in the city, will reach 7,1 kilometers. When the tunnel is completed, it will have the longest highway tunnel title in Izmir.
The longest tunnel in İzmir will be built within the second phase of the "Buca-Onat Street and Intercity Bus Terminal and Ring Road Connection Project". The length of the two-lane tunnel was announced as 2,5 kilometers. The tunnel will be 7,5 meters high and 10,6 meters wide.
Construction starts again this spring
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality will connect Buca Ufuk Neighborhood and Bornova Çamkule with deep and double tube tunnel construction and will start again in spring of 2020 after completion of tender and project works. The 250 tree that remains on the road during construction will not be touched and no expropriation will be made.
HGG Insaat Anonim Şirketi won the tunnel tender with a bid of 109 million 900 thousand 827 TL. However, after the contractor firm applied for the liquidation of the work based on the provisional fourth article titled “Liquidation and Transfer of Contracts” of Law No. 4735, construction stopped at the beginning of summer last 250 meters.
Where will it go?
Round-trip tunnel will be a total of four lanes, Camlik, Mehtap, Ismetpasa, Ufuk Ferahli, Ulubatli, Mehmet Akif, Respect, Atamer, Cinartepe, Center, Victory, Unity, Kosukavak, Camkule, Meriç, Yeşilova and Karacaoğlan neighborhoods over Bornova Kemalpaşa Street Connection to the bus station will be provided.