The Eğiste Hadimi Viaduct, which uninterruptedly connects the Mediterranean and Central Anatolia Regions, was put into service on Saturday, November 26, with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu and General Director of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu were present at the opening ceremony, attended by Ministers, Deputies, bureaucrats from Public Institutions and Organizations, and many citizens.
“Eğiste Hadimi Viaduct is the biggest bridge of our country in its field”
Stating that Konya is among the important centers of transportation networks, President Erdoğan said, “Today, we are inaugurating a project that is truly a proud work with its 64-kilometer road, 1371-meter-long Eğiste Hadimi Viaduct, 420-meter tunnel, and 6-kilometer Çumra connection.” he said.
Stating that the Eğiste Hadimi Viaduct is the biggest bridge of our country in its field with 42 middle and 166 side abutments varying between 8 and 2 meters in height, President Erdoğan said, “Thus, we will open a new trade and tourism channel between our Central Anatolia and the Mediterranean Regions. we earn. “he used the phrases.
“We increased the length of the divided highway that we took over from 167 kilometers to 1265 kilometers”
Providing information about the transportation investments made in Konya, Erdoğan said, “We increased the length of the divided highway that we took over from 167 kilometers in transportation to 1265 kilometers. Our work on the remaining 15 kilometers of the Konya Ring Road, half of which we have opened to traffic, continues. Hopefully, we will have completed the entire project in 2 years.” made the statement.
“We will see the next moonlight in Alacabel Tunnel”
President Erdoğan shared with the citizens another important development regarding the Alacabel Tunnel, which is still under construction. Erdoğan said, “The next month will see the light in the Alacabel Tunnel; We will complete the project completely in 2024.” said.
The viaduct will serve the traffic as a total of 4 lanes.
Egiste Hadimi Viaduct, which provides the passage of Egiste Stream; It was built with the balanced cantilever construction method on 42 middle and 166 side pillars with heights varying between 8 and 2 m. With these features, the viaduct is the longest balanced cantilever bridge with the highest pillars in our country. The viaduct, which sits on the same foundation as a double road platform with a width of 12,5 meters and is designed as two different bridges, will serve the traffic as a total of 4 lanes.
Raised the physical and geometric standard of the route
With the project of 69,6 km in total, a significant part of the north-south axis connecting Konya to Alanya via Hadim has been turned into a divided road. .
It will be an alternative transit point from Central Anatolia to the Mediterranean
With the fast and comfortable transportation service established on the route, Konya-Karaman Ayr.-Belören-Hadim Road will be preferred more as an alternative transit point from Central Anatolia to the Mediterranean, and products that have an important place in the regional economy will be transported to domestic and foreign markets in a short time. .
A total of 31,5 million TL savings will be achieved annually
With the project, the existing road was shortened by 4,4 km, and the transportation time was reduced from 56 minutes to 36 minutes. Thus, a total annual savings of 16,5 million TL will be achieved, 15 million TL from time and 31,5 million TL from fuel; carbon emissions will be reduced by 3.073 tons per year.