Tunnel boring works launched for Eurasian sub-sea tunnel

ISTANBUL (CIHAN)- Tunnel boring works for the construction of Istanbul’s Bosporus Tube Crossing Road launched on Saturday.
Today the tunnel boring ceremony of “Eurasian Tunnel”, the sub-sea tube project which will connect two continents passing underneath the seabed of Bosphorus, held in Istanbul’s HaydarpaIa Port. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoIan also attended to the ceremony.

Eurasia Tunnel Project is the construction of a 14.6km road link between the Kazlicesme and Goztepe regions of Turkey, including a 5.4km tunnel, that is being undertaken to address Istanbul’s increasing traffic problems.

The project is expected to reduce the travel time between Kazlicesme and Goztepe from 100 minutes to just 15 minutes. The 5.4km twin-deck tunnel will be built underneath the seabed of Bosphorus, qalso known as the Istanbul Strait. The project also involves improvement and widening of the roads leading to the tunnel.