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Old May 22nd, 2014, 12:21 AM   #461
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Divided highways (Bölünmüş Yollar) and motorways (Otoyollar) in Turkey.

Dark Red - motorways

Light Red - divided highways in operation

Blue - divided highways under construction

Green - planned divided highways

Source: http://www.turkiyegezirehberi.net/wp...3-1024x482.jpg
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 04:36 PM   #462
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As far as I know, there are momentaly three "segments" of otoyollar. Are there any plans to connect them? For example, it would be great if turkey would build Izmir-Bursa-Izmit and maybe Ankara-Aksaray-Adana .. this way all the otoyollar would be connected in one network.
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Old June 8th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #463
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Diagram of Eurasia Tunnel,


Route,


http://www.avrasyatuneli.com/tr/basin-odasi/foto-galeri

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The Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project), whose foundations were cast on 26 February 2011, will connect the Asian and European sides via a highway tunnel going underneath the seabed. The Eurasia Tunnel will serve the Kazlıçeşme-Göztepe route where vehicle traffic is most intense in Istanbul and will cover a total of 14.6 kilometers.

While 5.4 kilometers of the project will comprise a two-story tunnel to be constructed underneath the seabed using special technology with connecting tunnels to be constructed using other methods, road expansion and improvement works are to be carried out on a total route of 9.2 kilometers on the European and Asian sides. The access roads between Sarayburnu-Kazlıçeşme and Harem-Göztepe will be enlarged. Vehicle underpasses and pedestrian overpasses will be constructed.

Tunnel pass and road improvement-expansion works will cause holistic relief on vehicle traffic. Not only will the travel duration on the route with its highly intensive Istanbul traffic decline from 100 minutes to 15 minutes, but also the privilege of safe and comfortable travel will be experienced. It will also contribute to the reduction of environmental and noise pollution.

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM) commissioned Avrasya Tüneli İşletme İnşaat ve Yatırım A.Ş. (ATAŞ) for the design, construction and operation of the Eurasian Tunnel Project for approximately 26 years. The Eurasia Tunnel will be transferred to the state on completion of the operating period.
http://www.avrasyatuneli.com/en/abou...eurasia-tunnel
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Old June 9th, 2014, 01:09 AM   #464
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That tunnel will cost €1bn or so including approaches. If we add up all the proposed and under construction Istanbul megaprojects ( and throw in the recently opened railway tunnel ) and the Izmit bridge my calculation is

1. Eurasia Tunnel €1bn
2. Northern Marmara Motorway and Third Bosphoros Bridge €4bn
3. Marmara Rail crossing (just open) €3.5bn
4. The Izmit Bridge €1bn
5. The new airport €6bn
6. The canal bypassing the Bosphoros to the west €8bn.

The latter 2 are not under construction yet and may never be. But Istanbul really is a major megaproject magnet nowadays, it certainly beats the rest of Europe hands down. Nowhere else in Europe will attract over €20bn of infrastructure projects in this decade...if they all get started....and at least €10bn worth of infrastructure including 2 of the worlds largest suspension bridges even if the last 2 don't get going in this decade.

I probably left one or two projects out and all. Soz!!!!
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Old June 9th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #465
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5. The new airport €6bn
6. The canal bypassing the Bosphoros to the west €8bn.
The latter 2 are not under construction yet and may never be.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new airport ("the world's biggest airport") took place two days ago: > click <.
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Old June 10th, 2014, 12:50 AM   #466
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The groundbreaking ceremony for the new airport ("the world's biggest airport") took place two days ago:
Once a government backstops PPP project finance like Turkey has then all bets are off as to whether that airport will open this side of 2030. One little IMF visit anytime in the next 4 years before it opens and that is it.

The various roads projects will be finished I would think, certainly if there is no emerging market crisis affecting Turkey by this time next year ...and by which stage it will not be worth stopping them as no money will be saved.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 01:09 PM   #467
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Regular intercity road in southern coast of Turkey,


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Old June 20th, 2014, 03:52 PM   #468
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Way better than the average in many ex-Eastern Bloc countries.
Speed limit is 90km/h there? Including the dual-carriage stretches?
What are the typical speeds driven on roads of such quality?
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Old June 20th, 2014, 04:38 PM   #469
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I'd prefer something around 70,
I guess there is no specific limit for many coastal ways because they are very curved.

BTW you can see that road here: http://harita.yandex.com.tr/?ll=30.5...59357960515065

Yellow lines are temporary for construction.
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Old July 9th, 2014, 10:45 PM   #470
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trip from Ayvalık to İstanbul, all photos are mine,

Between Edremit - Balıkesir,












Balıkesir - Bursa,






Bursa motorway,




Bursa - Yalova,


Toward ferries which links Yalova-İstanbul,


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Old July 27th, 2014, 08:14 PM   #471
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TEM & E5,




TEM,












E5,


A road near Çanakkale,



http://www.dha.com.tr/haberdetay.asp?Newsid=725015
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Old July 28th, 2014, 07:36 PM   #472
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What caused the traffic jam?
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Old July 28th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #473
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Holiday

5 million people left İstanbul,
wish they never come back
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Old July 29th, 2014, 11:53 AM   #474
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5 million people left İstanbul,
wish they never come back
Don't send them over here plz, we are full
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Old July 31st, 2014, 02:55 PM   #475
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I see people's using the emergency lane too ...

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Old July 31st, 2014, 03:12 PM   #476
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I recently returned from two weeks in Turkey, flying and driving around. I was very impressed!

We had one week with a rental car from Dalaman airport, and drove from there as far as Ephesus, and down to Turunç and Datça.

Our second week, we drove from Ankara to Diyarbakir with another rental car. We drove via Cappadocia, Tarsus, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa and Mardin.

I hadn’t realised that all your main roads are divided highways. This makes long distances very easy to cover (much faster than Google Maps suggested!). The quality of road surface varied but was OK most of the way. The junctions which look like small roundabouts in the centre of the divided highways don’t look very safe to me as they require turning traffic to be in the “fast” lane and to negotiate a small radius corner to leave the main road.

The motorways were even better: at least three lanes (four around Ankara and Adana), excellent surface quality, no traffic and very cheap tolls. The different toll systems (OGS and HGS?) were confusing to me and I think I drove through the wrong gate at least once. Why can’t the systems be the same, or at least both active on each lane?

In short, well done Turkey
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Old July 31st, 2014, 03:51 PM   #477
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Black Sea Expressway ( Divided Roads )







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Old August 13th, 2014, 11:02 PM   #478
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highways 11. district-VAN

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The motorways were even better: at least three lanes (four around Ankara and Adana), excellent surface quality, no traffic and very cheap tolls. The different toll systems (OGS and HGS?) were confusing to me and I think I drove through the wrong gate at least once. Why can’t the systems be the same, or at least both active on each lane?

In short, well done Turkey
The OGS was implemented way before the HGS.

They both basically work in a similar fashion, only that the OGS is more preferred by truck and bus drivers, because the device can be 'connected' to a bank account.

The HGS is relatively recent, it's a sticker which is scanned while driving with 40 km./h.
Before it, there was paying by card KGS (you had to stop, scan the card). This caused large traffic jams especially at Istanbul bridges.
And before it, there was pay by cash, which was even slower than paying with kard (KGS).

In a few years, I think the OGS might also drop and there will only be HGS left.
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@myararat04 Why are the road markings at the side here yellow?
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