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January 21, 2020

 Road tunnels and technology in an operational perspective
Arild Petter Sovik, Tunntech Global News

Europe and Asia - connected

Written by  Oct 17, 2017

The Istanbul Strait Road Crossing (The Eurasia Tunnel Project) opened up 20th December 2016 and the connection is located between Kazlicesme and Goztepe. The connection is a 14.6 km route that includes a 5.4 km twin deck tunnel (subsea) that cross the Bosphorus. The Eurasia Tunnel is designed to ease the present crosscontinental traffic, providing an alternative road link to traverse the Bosphorus.

The construction is a 5.4 km, two deck road tunnel with two lanes on each deck, a toll plaza and an administrative building on the western end. There is also ventilation shafts on both ends of the tunnel.

The Eurasia Tunnel is designed to allow the passage of only light vehicles (automobiles). Neither heavy vehicles including all commercially licenced vehicles and two wheel vehicles (motorcycles, bicycles) nor pedestrians are permitted in the tunnel.

In order to ensure perfect safety in the Eurasia Tunnel, very comprehensive and integrated safety measures have been taken. A large team of public staff is ready to help in case of an emergency, fire-resistant emergency rooms, accessible at 200-meter intervals, allow passage between the decks, and specially designed patrol vehicles and motorcycles for the tunnel, as well as intervening in all kinds of accidents in the tunnel, are some of the measures in the tunnel. 

Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE) awarded the “2017 Building Prize of the Year” in Golden Category to Eurasia Tunnel. As the eighth international prize given to Eurasia Tunnel since its financing and building stage. 

Photo: Web page illustration (www.avrasyatuneli.com)


http://www.avrasyatuneli.com/en/ (english)

Last modified on Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:47
Arild Petter Sovik

Editor, Tunntech Global News

E-mail:  arild.sovik@tunntech.no
Phone:  +47 950 88 793


News coverage based on many years of experience from key positions in the industry. Former National Tunnel Manager at the road authorities (NO), senior principal development manager at a major tunnel contractor company (NO) and experience from a wide number of activities in national and international networks. 


Website: www.sovikconsulting.no
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