The Ayvacık-Küçükkuyu Road and the Assos and Troy Tunnels in Çanakkale were put into service on Tuesday, October 11, with the public opening ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan via live connection. Our Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Director of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, as well as deputies, bureaucrats and citizens attended the ceremony.
”A journey that takes 50 minutes is reduced to 5 minutes”
Speaking at the ceremony, President Erdoğan; “We are getting ready to welcome the centennial of our Republic with the 'Century of Turkey' leap that goes far beyond ordinary anniversary celebrations. Just as we brought our nation together with the horizon of our 2023 goals, I hope now we are starting the construction of our 2053 vision with our Turkey Century program.” used the phrase.
Wishing the Ayvacık Küçükkuyu Road and the Troy and Assos Tunnels to be beneficial for our city and our country, President Erdoğan said; He said that this road, which is 5,7 kilometers in total with its tunnels of 9,6 kilometers in length, is one of the most important parts of the north-south axis that provides transportation to Balıkesir and İzmir. Stating that he will respond to the accelerating traffic in the region with the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, which was put into service last March, Erdoğan said that thanks to the tunnels opened, the distance between Ayvacık and Küçükkuyu was shortened by approximately 2,5 kilometers, and the 50-minute journey took 5 minutes. He emphasized that the savings from both time, fuel and emissions amounted to 133 million liras per year.
“We did not leave a main route that does not have a divided road standard”
Our President noted that they continue to provide our citizens with works that they can reach their loved ones through a journey that has increased comfort, increased safety and shortened its duration. He stated that with this road that was opened, they did not leave a main route in the region that no longer has a divided road standard. Erdoğan continued his speech as follows: “We are protecting the legacy of our ancestors by sacrificing our martyrdoms, building our bridges, constructing our roads, developing Çanakkale in every field, with industry, agriculture, trade, tourism. Even the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge that surrounds the Marmara Sea and the highway project that crosses the Bosphorus is a seal engraved in history in itself.”
“We opened the Ayvacık-Küçükkuyu Road and the Troy-Assos Tunnels, the gate of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge opening to the Aegean and the Mediterranean”
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that approximately 107 million vehicles passed through the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, which was put into service on the 7th anniversary of the Çanakkale Naval Victory and showed the ability of Turkish engineering to the whole world, in 1,5 months. We share the pride and joy of opening the Ayvacık-Küçükkuyu Road and the Troy-Assos Tunnels, the gateway to Turkey and the Mediterranean.”
“We have ceased to be the 'horror dream' of drivers”
Karaismailoğlu stated that this project, which was implemented in the Ayvacık-Küçükkuyu section of the highway connecting Çanakkale to İzmir and Balıkesir, will greatly strengthen the logistics highway infrastructure of the Marmara and Aegean regions, adding that thanks to the Assos and Troy Tunnels, the Kaz Mountains, which have dozens of sharp bends, are no longer a "fearful dream" of drivers. an additional benefit to the habitat of the region by planting a thousand saplings expressed their health.
Günceleme: 12/10/2022 12:09