Mersin-Tarsus Highway Junction and Mersin OSB Connection Junction, which regulates Mersin's urban and intercity highway transportation, were put into service with a ceremony held on Tuesday, December 6th. Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, and Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, General Director of Highways, attended the opening ceremony attended by deputies, bureaucrats from public institutions and organizations, and many citizens.
“Our 33 different highway projects continue in Mersin with a project cost of 326 billion 15 million TL”
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that they established a very strong transportation network in order to meet the transportation needs arising from Mersin's development speed and to prepare the city for the future. Expressing that they have invested 2003 billion liras in total for Mersin's transportation and communication infrastructure since 23, Karaismailoğlu said, “We have increased the length of 278 kilometers of divided roads to 555 kilometers, and the length of roads with bituminous hot mix pavement from 271 kilometers to 539 kilometers. Currently, 33 different highway projects are continuing in Mersin with a project cost of 326 billion 15 million TL.” used the phrases.
“Transportation from the highway to Mersin 1st Organized Industrial Zone was shortened by 12 kilometers”
Pointing out that the Mersin Organized Industrial Zone Highway Connection, which they opened, is a very important project for Mersin, our Minister said that with the completed Mersin-Tarsus Highway Junction – Mersin OSB Connection Junction, the transportation to Mersin 1st Organized Industrial Zone from the highway is 12 kilometers, 2' He also said that the th Organized Industrial Zone has been shortened by 15 kilometers. Underlining that uninterrupted and comfortable transportation is established on the relevant route, Karaismailoğlu said that the main body length of the connection junction built within the scope of the project is 1 km and the length of the junction arms is 3 km; He also announced that 431 underpasses with a total length of 3 meters were built in the project. Karaismailoğlu, thanks to this completed link; A total of 39 million TL will be saved annually, 33 million TL from time and 72 million TL from fuel; He also stated that carbon emissions will decrease by 6 thousand 527 tons.
“The traffic load on the D-400 State Road will decrease”
Minister Karaismailoğlu said that within the scope of the project, the construction works are continuing in the second part, which is 9,5 km long. Karaismailoğlu, “2. With the completion of the part; A high standard road network will be established between Tarsus - Adana - Gaziantep Highway, Mersin-Tarsus Organized Industrial Zones and D-2 State Road. Thus, the traffic load on the D-400 State Highway, where an average of 24 vehicles pass daily, will be reduced and the highway will be used more efficiently. In addition, the region will contribute to the increase of trade, agricultural activities and especially tourism opportunities. he said.
Uraloğlu: “Fast and safe transportation of Mersin to many points of Anatolia was provided by divided roads”
General Manager Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, who made a speech at the ceremony, went to Ankara, Istanbul and Southeast via Mersin's highway; He stated that fast and safe transportation to many points of Anatolia is provided by divided roads, and its systematic and sustainability is supported.
The General Manager stated that they have put into service the first part of the project, which provides the connection of Mersin-Tarsus Organized Industrial Zones to the main highway axes, and conveyed the following about the main work items of the project: 1 m of bored piles, 460 thousand tons of plantmix sub-base and foundation, 16.500 thousand tons of hot bituminous mixture, 4.000 square meters of horizontal-vertical marking, approximately 14.000 meters of guardrail were manufactured.”
“We continue to work for safe and comfortable transportation that is sensitive to people and the environment”
General Manager Uraloğlu stated that every investment made in roads that serve many different purposes, from opening the way for industrial facilities to relieving traffic, from providing comfortable access to ports to intercontinental transportation, reflects on our country as added value and said: We continue to build comfortable roads.” said.
Following the speeches, the opening ribbon was cut and the 1st section of Mersin-Tarsus Highway Junction and Mersin Organized Industrial Zone Connection Junction was put into service.
Günceleme: 06/12/2022 15:01