Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, which brings comfort to Kocaeli's transportation, continues its work on the "Gebze District TEM Highway Bridges Connection Roads 1st Stage Construction Work", one of its giant projects. In the project, which will reduce the traffic density between the OIZs and Gebze district center, work on the south side roads continues.
12 KILOMETER SIDE ROAD
While the bridges within the scope of the project are being built by the Highways, the side roads and participation branches are built by the Metropolitan Municipality Directorate of Science Affairs. Within the scope of the works, a total of 3 thousand 3 meters of side roads are being built, 150 thousand meters in the southern part and 6 thousand 150 meters in the northern part. The length of the road built with participation branches and other roads will be 12 km.
INTENSIVE WORK ON SOUTH SIDE ROADS CONTINUES
Within the scope of the works, Metropolitan Municipality teams continue to perform the construction of asphalt paving, guardrails and grounding on some part of the south side road, while rainwater, pavement, sewer, stone wall and other different productions are carried out on the northern side roads. Within the scope of the project, new drinking water and sewerage productions will be made on the southern side roads and the power line will be taken underground. The construction of the 56-meter-long and 3-meter-high culvert for the creek coming from Arapçeşme District to the direction of Kirazpınar Mahallesi is underway. Metropolitan Municipality Department of Science Affairs teams will start the work of the northern side roads on the OIZs side after the work on the southern side roads is completed.
THE PROJECT WILL MEASURE THE TRAFFIC INTENSITY
In the Tembelova and Kirazpınar bridges on TEM Highway, which connects Gebze OIZ regions, Gebze district center and D-100 Highway, traffic density is experienced especially in the morning and evening hours. Within the scope of the project that Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality will implement jointly with the General Directorate of Highways, one-way continuous, side roads are being built parallel to the TEM Highway in the north and south. Turning points are being built to allow crossings between both side roads. Thus, all signalized intersections on the east-west axis will be eliminated. The project is expected to be completed in 500 days.
4 NEW BRIDGES WILL BE BUILT
4 new bridges will be built within the scope of the project, which will greatly ease the transportation network in the region. Tembelova and Kirazpınar Bridges, which currently serve as 2 times 1 in the motorway location between Kirazpınar Neighborhood and Sultan Orhan, İnönü and Arapçeşme Neighborhoods, will be demolished and rebuilt with 2 times 2 lanes. Also within the scope of the project, two new bridges with 2 times 1 lane to the west of Tembelova Bridge and 2 times 1 lane to the east of Kirazpınar Bridge will be built.