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New Tunnels to Solve Istanbul’s Traffic Congestion…

Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş said that they began to build new tunnels connection roads, junctions and bridges with a cumulative length of approximately 140 km from Büyükçekmece to Sarıyer district of the city.

1/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
Mayor Topbaş said: “We will built brand new road tunnels right under the city with a length of 140 km. Thus, Istanbul becomes one of the few cities in the world where the underground transportation systems to help solve problems of traffic congestion.”

Mayor Tobaş also said: “The first tunnels built from Kagithane to Piyalepasa (1745 m long) and from Bomonti to Dolmabahçe (2195 m long), passing under the centre of Istanbul, were finished in 2008. With the opening of the two tunnels, those who previously commuted to Dolmabahçe from the Kağıthane district of the city in 45 minutes by using a tunnel of 3.5 km tunnel minutes can reach to the same point (Dolmabahçe) in only 5 minutes by travelling at 70 km per hour in the peak hours of traffic.It will help solve problems of traffic congestion, noise and air pollution, and densely built-up urban areas. Construction of the Kasımpaşa-Sütlüce and Libadiye-Çamlıca tunnels, which are 5.78 kilometers long, have already reached an end and it will be put into service in the coming days.”

Tunnel Under Construction: Dolmabahçe-Levazım Tunnel, extending to Ayazağa and then to Baltalimanı and Çayıbaşı, will make the Beşiktaş-Sarıyer route more direct.

List of Tunnels to Be Built:

Levazım - Armutlu 7,11 km
Armutlu - Cendere Yolu 4,82 km
Cendere Yolu - Ayazağa 1,78 km
Ayazağa - Çayırbaşı 4,51 km
Sarıyer - Kilyos 14,05 km
Kağıthane - Bayrampaşa 11,70 km
Bayrampaşa - Bağcılar 8,93 km
Bağcılar - Basın Ekspres(Oly. St. Road) 4,78 km
Basın Ekspres (Oly. St. Road) K.Çekmece 5,57 km
Küçükçekmece - Avcılar 6,24 km
Avcılar - Haramidere 6,10 km
Haramidere - Büyükçekmece 8,40 km
Silahtarağa Str.-Gop Str. 0,09 km
Eyüp 0,44 km
Unkapanı Kasımpaşa Underwater Tunnel 0,85 km
Halkalı-Temapark 5,35 km
Total 90,72 km

Tunnel Project Work in Progress…

Harem-Beylerbeyi 8,64 km
Beylerbeyi-Çengelköy 5,10 km
Çengelköy-Küçüksu 4,90 km
Yenisahra - Bostancı 5,00 km
Kavacık-Çubuklu 3,40 km
Davutpaşa-Samatya 6,73 km
Unkapanı-Samatya 5,20 km
Merter-Kazlıçeşme 4,20 km
Levazım-Zincirlidere 2,94 km
Ortaköy-Kuruçeşme 1,70 km
Kadıköy-Kuşdili 1,84 km
Total 49,65 km

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