Plates Yazıyaka and Türkbeyli neighborhood connects the point about the construction of the undesirable overpass Mayor Turhan Bulut, with the participation of members of the Municipal Assembly and our citizens after the Friday prayer in a press statement against the Turkbeyli Divan Mosque. Citizens participating in the press statement expressed the reactions to the overpass started.
Mayor Turhan Bulut's press release is as follows: “After the commissioning of Yeniçağa-Mengen-15th Regional Boundary State Road, which passed through the borders of our municipality, a heavy traffic flow occurred, this road is also a passage to the Western Black Sea. The average speed of vehicles has increased compared to the previous one. Considering that the annual average daily traffic value (YOGT) is about 4100 vehicles / day and 50% of these vehicles are heavy vehicles, it turns out that this road is very dangerous for pedestrian traffic safety. As local governments, taking necessary measures to facilitate and ensure the safety of the people living in the district is among our primary duties.
For this reason, negotiations have been conducted between Highways and Municipality since 2011 to make pedestrian and vehicle underpass at the point connecting Tabaklar Yazyaka District and Türkbeyli District. We submitted a request to the 2014th Regional Directorate of Highways for the revision and realization of the underpass project with our letter dated 1/23/05 and numbered 2014, 587 month after April 4, when I took office. In order for the project not to affect the Divan Mosque, we received appropriate opinions from the General Directorate of Foundations. All these interviews have yielded positive results. The letter and the approved project, which indicates that the underpass project has been approved by the General Directorate of Highways, has been sent to our Municipality with the number 25 dated 07/2016/173988.
The construction of the underpass was included in the investment program, preparations were made for the construction tender, but the Highways suspended the construction of the underpass at the last moment. We have sent a letter with the 28 / 09 / 2017 date and the 1455 dated letter, including the signaling request for the same region. As Mengen Municipality, we are persistently monitoring the underpass and signaling project, while last week 4 Highways. We have learned that the Regional Directorate will build an overpass for pedestrians. In our research, we determined that the overpass request was forwarded by the Mengen District Governorate to the Bolu Governorate on 19 / 10 / 2018 and from there to the Directorate of Highways 4. As Mengen Municipality, we do not request overpass until today and we also consider the overpass project to be made as a waste of resources.
We have not proposed a solution for pedestrians and vehicles other than underpasses or signaling. We do not accept that the request made by the District Governor's Office is requested to be put into practice by the Directorate of Highways 4 without getting the opinion of the Municipality and that the correspondence made for years has been approved. We want the overpass project to be canceled considering the economic conditions of our country.