New Zigana Tunnel to be the Longest in Europe

New Zigana Tunnel will be the longest in Europe
New Zigana Tunnel will be the longest in Europe

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, General Manager of Highways Abdulkadir Uraloğlu and the accompanying delegation; After his visit to Rize, he went to Trabzon on Friday, September 25, where he held various contacts and examined the ongoing projects.


The Minister Karaismailoğlu, who examines the tunnels located on the Boztepe foot of Kanuni Boulevard, which will separate the Trabzon city pass and the traffic of the Black Sea Coastal Road, conveyed the details of the project and the information about the latest situation to General Manager Uraloğlu.

Minister Karaismailoğlu, in his statement on Kanuni Boulevard, emphasized that the traffic in Trabzon will be relieved thanks to the project; “Beautiful project that will be an alternative to Trabzon city center and coastal road. It contributed to city traffic. When we finish Kanuni Boulevard, there will be an alternative city crossing. Expropriation problems come at the beginning of the extension of the project. We will complete the expropriation problems and put Kanuni Boulevard into service. "He used expressions.

With the Kanuni Boulevard consisting of 28 km in total, urban traffic will be relieved and transit traffic will accelerate.

The delegation continuing the site investigations; Later, he passed to the Zigana Tunnel, which was under construction, and received a briefing from the authorities. Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, who made a statement about the project, during his visit to the New Zigana Tunnel, which will be an important transportation network on the north-south axis and one of the longest tunnels in Europe; “It consists of a 14,5 km double tube tunnel. We are building one of the longest tunnels in Europe, one of the projects that the world envied; When it ends, it will add a lot of value to the region. When finished, it will logistically connect Trabzon Port to the region. Our country has made great strides in the last 18 years. " said.

Our Minister gave the good news that the Zigana Tunnel will be put into service in October, 2022; He added that when it is completed, there will be a shortening of 8 kilometers in transportation and thus a great saving in time and fuel.

Zigana Tunnel; On the route passed by the historical Silk Road connecting the Eastern Black Sea with the Middle East, Caucasus and Iran; It will have the title of the world's second and Europe's longest double-tube road tunnel.



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