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85 PERCENT OF THE NORTHERN MARMARA MOTORWAY IS COMPLETED

85 PERCENT OF THE NORTHERN MARMARA MOTORWAY IS COMPLETED

85 percent of the works have been completed on the Northern Marmara Motorway, which is expected to relieve the traffic of Istanbul-Kocaeli and Sakarya and which shall be completed on December 21, 2020. The aerial views of the ongoing asphalt paving works in Kocaeli have been taken.

85% of the works have been completed on the Northern Marmara Motorway, which is a first in the world with tunnels where 4 vehicles can pass side by side by connecting two continents. The works in the Kocaeli section, which have been expedited with the order of Mehmet Cahit Turhan, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, continue at full speed  and will be completed and put into service on December 21, 2020.

Most of the gigantic viaducts and tunnels have been completed and asphalting works have been initiated in the Kocaeli section of the Northern Marmara Motorway, which will cover a total of 430 kilometers of roads when completed. In the project, with a total cost of 13.6 billion TL, the intensively ongoing works have been viewed from air.

The ongoing works in the Kocaeli section of the Northern Marmara Motorway have been viewed from air.

At the inauguration ceremony where the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had also participated with a live broadcast, the 4th Section, Dilovası Port and Sevindikli Intersections had been opened by Cahit Turhan, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure. On the 48.72 km of motorway section between the Dilovası-Port Road connection on the 5th section of the motorway and Sakarya, the Çayırköy Intersection, which shall provide the connection of the vehicles coming from Kandıra to the motorway, has been completed to a large extent and the toll booths have been installed.

Within the scope of the ongoing Works at full speed, the asphalt paving operations are still continuing. In the aerial viewing of the works, it has been observed that in the fifth part, the works in the tunnels have been terminated on one side, whereas the filling and asphalting works still continued on the other. With the works to be completed on December 21, 2020, uninterrupted transportation will be provided from Çatalca, on the European Side of Istanbul to the Akyazı district of Sakarya.

The Traffic of Istanbul and surrounding cities shall be relieved.

Within the scope of Project, 14 intersections in the European section and 29 intersections in the Anatolian section of the Northern Marmara Motorway have been included. In the project, which is expected to be completed in 2020, the drivers who will enter the motorway from Silivri shall be connected to the TEM motorway from Akyazı after passing the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge.

The project in total shall include 8 tunnels, 30 viaducts, 143 bridges, 96 underpasses, 73 overpasses, 600 culverts. By providing transportation of Trakya region to Istanbul on the European side, relieving the local, in city traffic with the help of Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the connection roads, the Project has been aimed to reduce the traffic density on the July 15 Martyrs Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge as well as the density in Sakarya and Kocaeli sections, which provide the transportation of Anatolia to Istanbul.

The 5th section of the Project will spell Kocaeli traffic at the wheel.

The Northern Marmara Motorway, which will connect the two continents and provide great relief in transportation, shall make a distinguished name for itself with its unique structures, unprecedented in the world. The 4-lane tunnels to be constructed in Dilovası Port Intersection-İzmit section of the project shall be the widest tunnels in the world.

In the 5th section of the Project, which is located between the Port Connection Road of the Northern Marmara Motorway and İzmit, which will have a length of 52 kilometers; 5 tunnels, 6 viaducts and 2 bridges shall be placed. The road starting from the Port Connection Road will pass through the Sevindikli Neighborhood of Körfez district and will be connected to the TEM motorway at the İzmit East Intersection.

The Works done is of a gigantic size.

While the earthworks have been totally completed on the Northern Marmara Motorway, which will facilitate the transportation between Europe and Asia continents, 164 million cubic meters of excavation and 105 million cubic meters of filling have been accomplished in the works. In the project where 715 thousand meters long concrete pile work has been carried out, 8.5 million cubic meters of concrete and 994 thousand tons of iron have been used.

Vegetations shall ornament the Northern Marmara Motorway.

Within the scope of the project, the European and Asian side of the motorway has been planned to be vegetated. Within the scope of the project, a total of 380 thousand plants consisting of 80 thousand trees and 300 thousand bushes are targeted to be planted around the motorway on the European side, while a total of 780 thousand plants, consisting of 210 thousand trees and 580 thousand bushes, shall be planted on the Asian route. With the landscape works within the scope of the project, a total of 1 million 160 thousand plants shall be planted.

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