The North Marmara Motorway was opened to service on Sunday, March 29,4, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in Kınalı-Odayeri Section, between Kınalı and Çatalca Intersections. In addition to President Erdoğan, Vice President Fuat Oktay, Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan, General Director of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, deputies, bureaucrats and Istanbul residents attended the ceremony held at Kınalı tolls.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, today one of Turkey's 400-kilometer-long North Marmara Motorway proud monument of a new chapter opened for more services, he said. To date, they have opened the highway Odayeri-Paşaköy, Paşaköy-Mecidiye, Hüseyinli-Kömluluk, Yassıören-Odayeri, Kurtköy-Liman Connection Road, Çatalca-Yassıören, Port Junction and Sevindikli Junction sections to traffic; Reminding that this section of the highway consists of 3 viaducts, 12 bridges, 14 underpasses, 9 overpasses, 51 culverts, 2 tunnels and 2 intersections, Erdogan said, “We have significantly reduced the traffic load of our Istanbul, one of the largest metropolises in the world. Today, we are presenting the 29,5 km long Kınalı-Çatalca section of the Northern Marmara Motorway to you. ” said. The words, "The road is civilization, water and civilization," he continued President Erdogan, "Turkey only ways we finish, even where that came from proving concretely." said.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan, expressing Turkey are trying to light to the reconstruction and revival tomorrow to, "which will provide significant convenience to traffic Istanbul North Marmara Motorway Project, 400 km long, was built as the advent going 4 4. We opened our road, which we started to build in 2013, to cut-to-cut traffic after August 30, 2016. With the 29 km section between Kınalı Junction and Çatalca Junction that we will open today, a total of 286 km has been put into service. We plan to open the remaining 112 km by the end of this year. ” used expressions.
Turhan; He added that with the opening of this segment, the transit traffic coming from neighboring provinces in the east and west direction and from our border gates will have the opportunity to pass without entering the city of Istanbul, and the transit traffic route will shorten by 18 km and provide a more economical transportation opportunity.
Emphasizing that the North Marmara Highway, which is one of the giant projects of Build-Operate-Transfer Model, which constitutes 17 billion lira of investments made in 183 years, is a seal struck in the bright future of our country, Minister Turhan thanked the people who contributed to the realization of this project as well. He wished the country and the nation to be beneficial.