North Marmara Motorway Gebze Izmit Stage Opens on Saturday

North Marmara Motorway Gebze Izmit Stage Opens on Saturday
North Marmara Motorway Gebze Izmit Stage Opens on Saturday

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoğlu stated that the section between Gebze-İzmit Junction of the Northern Marmara Motorway, which will further strengthen this position of Istanbul, which is the main corridor of transportation and trade between Asia and Europe, will be opened with a ceremony where President Erdoğan will attend with a video conference on Saturday. Minister Karaismailoğlu said, "We will save a total of 595 million TL per year with the section of our project that we will open."


The section of the 400 km North Marmara Motorway between Gebze-İzmit Junction will be opened by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu on Saturday, September 19, with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with a video conference. Following the opening ceremony, between Sevindikli Junction and TEM Izmit-1 Junction will begin to serve vehicle traffic at 23.59.

Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they aimed to reduce the traffic load of Istanbul on the international road route with the Northern Marmara Motorway Project and that 6 different segments have been put into service so far.

Karaismailoğlu stated that they will open the section between the Gebze-İzmit Junction with a total length of 43,3 kilometers, 14,1 kilometers of the main road and 57,4 kilometers of the connection road between Kurtköy-Akyazı on Saturday, and said, "Thus, the section of the Northern Marmara Highway opened to traffic. It will have reached 321,2 kilometers. The most important criterion for us is that our citizens can travel safely and comfortably. "May our path be auspicious already".

A New Alternative Way Will Be Created

Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the Northern Marmara Motorway is of great importance in terms of reducing the traffic density in the city and on the existing Bosphorus bridges and ensuring transit passage of vehicles without entering urban traffic, and underlined that thanks to the opened sections of the project, significant relief has already been achieved in the urban traffic of Istanbul.

Karaismailoğlu said, “With the opening of Gebze-İzmit Junction to traffic, a fast, safe and comfortable new transportation alternative will be created to the existing TEM Highway and D-100 Highway, which are exposed to high traffic volume between Istanbul and Kocaeli. Vehicles coming from Istanbul using the Northern Marmara Motorway will be connected to Izmit and Izmit-Kandıra State Road in Çayırköy and to TEM Istanbul-Ankara Highway between the Kandıra and East İzmit Junctions of the current TEM Highway. " he spoke.

595 Million Lira Will Be Saved With The Project

Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the Northern Marmara Motorway will join the Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Savaştepe Highway, which also includes the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, and the Istanbul-İzmir Highway, integrating the Northern Marmara Region and the South Marmara Region into the transportation system in the Western Anatolia Region. told. Karaismailoğlu also stated that the transportation from Istanbul to Kocaeli and Sakarya provinces, where there are dense industrial and industrial areas, will be easier said, “The Gebze-İzmit Junction section provides an uninterrupted traffic flow on the Gebze-İzmit route over the Northern Marmara Motorway, 270 million TL between Gebze-İzmit from time to fuel. 317 million TL will save a total of 8 million TL annually, 595 million TL from less emissions. "We will prevent traffic congestion from Istanbul to Kocaeli with the investment."



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