Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel, which increases the comfort of transportation between Kızılcahamam district of Ankara and Çerkeş district of Çankırı, was put into service with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's video conference. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu and representatives of public institutions and contractors participated in the ceremony.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who started his opening speech with the wishes of the Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel, which is of great importance for the transportation sector, to be beneficial to our cities, region and country; “The region where our tunnel is located is a place where problems can be experienced from time to time in transportation due to its high altitude and slope possible. Thanks to the tunnel we opened; All citizens using this road will have the opportunity to travel comfortably, quickly and safely. "This project will shorten the existing route by 2,4 kilometers and save about 7 million liras per year from time and fuel."
"The more we facilitate the transportation of people and freight, the more we accelerate the development, development and growth of every corner of our country." Our President reminded the slogan "The place you cannot go is not yours" with his words, "In the last 18 years, we have started a mobilization in all transportation lines, from land to air, from iron to sea. By increasing the length of our divided roads to 28 thousand kilometers, we made it easy to reach from the most west to the east and from the north to the south. " He spoke in the form.
Stating that the transportation investments continue uninterruptedly in line with the 2023 targets, President Erdoğan said, “The last parts of our highway surrounding Marmara are about to be completed. The silhouette of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, one of the most important pillars of this project, has slowly begun to take shape. By putting the entire Ankara - Niğde Highway into service, we ensured uninterrupted highway transportation from Edirne to Şanlıurfa. The constructions of the Ankara - İzmir Highway and the Ankara - İzmir high speed train line are continuing step by step. Likewise, trial runs started on the Ankara - Sivas high-speed train line. Our tunnel constructions on all challenging routes, especially the Black Sea Mountains and the Taurus Mountains, continue as planned. Hopefully, we will put all of these works to the service of our nation as we complete them. We believe that not only people and loads have passed through the paths we have built, but also our future. ” made statements.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel will offer comfortable, fast, safe and economical transportation like all road projects, and said Kızılcahamam, Çerkeş District of Çankırı and D-100 State Road. He said that with the tunnel of 2 thousand 71 meters connecting the city, the existing route of 6 kilometers shortened by 2,4 kilometers to 3,6 kilometers.
Stating that an efficient and economical solution has been achieved for the transportation sector with the shortening of the road and becoming comfortable, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Thanks to our tunnels; Travel time on this line will be reduced from 15 minutes to 3 minutes. Especially, loss of life and property due to the intensity experienced in the passage of heavy tonnage vehicles will be minimized. " He spoke in the form.
After the speeches, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu and General Director of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, Governors, deputies and other protocol members cut the opening ribbon and opened the tunnel into service.
In the project; 630 thousand m³ of earthworks, 107 thousand m3 of concrete, 6.800 tons of reinforced concrete, 58 thousand tons of hot and cold mixed asphalt were manufactured.
With tunnel; It will be ensured that snow and ice combat activities are carried out effectively on the Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş route, which is dominated by winter conditions due to high altitude and slope; Our citizens will be provided with high standard, comfortable, safe and uninterrupted traffic service in all seasons of the year.