Increasing Road Transportation Quality; Parliamentary Planning and Budget Commission of the presenters of Transport and Infrastructure Minister Turhan in the future in Turkey with the EU average of 20 years, 480 cars / 1000 people pointing Turhan that predicted to reach the car ownership level, stressed the need to continue to increase the road infrastructure development required for this level.
Turhan stated that they increased the divided road network, which was 2003 thousand 6 kilometers in 101, to 27 thousand 123 kilometers. We have increased road standards by completing 88 percent of the east-west corridors where traffic flow is concentrated and 90 percent of the north-south corridors. ” used expressions.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2017-2018 Turkey Assessment Report, the 1-hour reduction in travel time between the city center, about 6 percent of bilateral trade between cities, so the possibility of establishing new commercial contacts 7, employment Turhan explained that demonstrated to increase thousand 6 percent, the two cities He noted that the domestic trade between Turkey increased by 18 percent of the annual investment in highways.
In the last year 17 tunnel length 9 floor, bridge and viaduct length of the 2 floor increased by reporting that Turhan, to improve the quality of road transport continued road improvement work, he said.
Turhan pointed out that they aim to provide safe and quality transportation to the citizens by generating solutions to the regions where the traffic is concentrated with the 815 kilometer section they planned in the first place among the projects they created to overcome the increasing traffic density with the development of the country, said:
“In the Marmara Region, where more than 60 percent of the industry and trade in our country takes place, we are making the Marmara Highway Ring for the transportation infrastructure suitable for this volume. We create regional ring roads with both highway projects that will ease the entrance and exit of Istanbul and the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge that will provide an alternative between the two continents. We put the entire Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway, which is 426 kilometers long, on which Osmangazi Bridge is located, on August 4. If the Istanbul-Izmir Motorway had not been realized, the travel speed would have fallen below 40 kilometers per hour, except for traffic flow cuts, and the travel time would have increased from 8-8,5 hours to 11-12 hours.
Minister Turhan stated that with the opening of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, which will serve as an alternative to the Bosphorus highway crossing, on the lands spanning two continents, the transit time from Gallipoli to Lapseki will decrease to 6,5 minutes.