Turkey, Çanakkale Motorway

< Back to Projects

Discipline: BOT
Sector: Infrastructure (Motorways)
Ultimate Client: General Directorate of Highways – KGM)
Start of O&M: 01 January 2022 (contract is signed on 28 November 2018)
End of O&M: 31 May 2034

  • Project Description:

    The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge is designed and being constructed as 4,608 meters long in total; including 2,023 meters of mid-span, 770 meters of side spans, 365 and 680 meters of approach viaducts.

    When completed, the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will be the longest mid-span suspension bridge in the world with its mid-span of 2,023 meters and it will also have the reputation of being the world's highest tower suspension bridge with a height of 334 meters. In addition, a 45.06 meters-wide twin box girder deck system will be applied to the bridge.

    1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Motorway Project comprises of the 88 km-long motorway, including the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge (5 km approximately), and 13 km-long access roads stretching between Malkara district of Tekirdağ and Lapseki district of Çanakkale

    Besides the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, the project also includes the construction of 2 approach viaducts, 4 viaducts, 55 bridges and overpasses (including 1 ecological overpass), 40 underpasses, 238 culverts of various sizes, 12 junctions (including those on the state road), 4 motorway service areas, 2 operation and maintenance centers, and 7 toll plazas.

    The Project constitutes a segment of the 324-km-long Kınalı-Tekirdağ-Çanakkale-Savaştepe Motorway Project.

    The Project route passes by the southern tip of the Malkara settlement and the western border of Şarköy then turns towards the southwest and reaches the Gallipoli Peninsula via the eastern part of Evreşe. Passing through the northern end of Gallipoli, the motorway reaches the region of Umurbey on the Asian shore via the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge located between Sütlüce Village in Europe and Lapseki in Asia.

    Intertoll-Europe ZRt. established a Turkish legal entity (Intertoll Turkey İşletme ve Bakım A.Ş.), which will execute the Operations and Maintenance Sub-Contract Agreement;

    O&M Services provided by Intertoll Turkey İşletme ve Bakım A.Ş. :

    • Pre-Operations Services
    •  Operation and maintenance of the Suspension Bridge
    • Motorway routine maintenance
    • Winter Maintenance
    • Operation and maintenance of the hazardous load control stations before and after the Suspension Bridge
    • Road patrol and operations control services
    • Toll collection
    • First-line equipment maintenance
    • Inspections that do not require special expertise
    • Purchase, own and life cycle replacement of the O&M Subcontractor’s Equipment (OPEQ
    • Local repair and cleaning works
    • Reporting