A third highway would be built beginning from the district of Akyazi to the province of Tekirdag through the third Bosporus Bridge which will be accomplished in October, so the logistic sector would save worth TL7,5 billion with completion of the ongoing highway and bridge projects.
After completion of the third bridge construction by the end of October this year that links Europe and Asia across Bosporus Strait has also brought a third highway project on the agenda. Lutfi Elvan, Turkish Minister of Transportation, Maritime and Communication, announced that a third highway would span from the district of Akyazi in the Asian side to the province of Tekirdag in European side through the third Bosporus Bridge which will be accomplished next October.
The project is interested in the logistic sector closely. Batu Logistic Executive Board Chairman Taner Ankara, the sector would save worth TL7,5 billion with completion of the ongoing projects. As Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the third Bosporus Bridge and Gebze-Izmir Highway projects are paving way; the Minister Lutfi Elvan announced a 3rd highway project. The logistic sector, which waits impatiently completion of these projects, comes first.
In his statement, Taner Ankara, Chairman of the Board of Batu Logistic, pointing out the investments which are underway would decrease time barrier to minimum, and continued; “These projects will transform current distances to a panoramic distance and enlargement will be experienced in trade.” Highlighting especially Gebze-Izmir Highway Project which includes Izmit Gulf Bridge in the aspect of the sector, Taner Ankara marked currently a cargo, which is unloaded at the Izmir port, could reach Istanbul-Kocaeli industrial zones within 4 hours by reloaded on trucks.
Together with the third bridge the stop-starts would reduce in Istanbul, thanks to this worth TL6-7 billion will be saved per annum, Taner Ankara said also TL870 million saving will be obtained thanks to Gebze-Izmir Highway projects. In terms of logistic one of the most important sections featuring a key of the project in 433-km length is Izmit Gulf Bridge which will connect the districts of Dilovası and Hersek to each other. By turning the surround takes 1 hour 20 minutes, by ferryboat with 45 minutes, so the said distance will be passed only in 6 minutes via the new gulf bridge to be launched to the service.
Currently taking 8-10 hours, the transport period will decrease by 4 hours compared to the present way between Istanbul – Izmir. The third highway project beginning from the district of Akyazı, Sakarya province will span up to the province of Tekirdag via the third Bosporus Bridge. The new route which will be integrated with the new bridge is expected to rescue the logistic sector from the city traffic, ease the Istanbul traffic.