Turkey General Directorate of Highways - Transport Vision 2023

General Information
Owner General Directorate of Highways
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Turkey
Status --
Sector Transport, Infrastructure, Road, Interchange
Contract Type Build Operate Transfer (BOT)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 42
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $31498m
Award Date December 2014
Completion Date December 2030
Last Updated On July 2021
ProjectId (Old, New) 28930, 251636


General Directorate of Highways is undertaking the construction of a master project called the Transport Vision 2023 in Turkey.

GDH is responsible for planning, design, construction, maintenance, repair and operation of roads, bridges and structures within the network of motorways, state and provincial roads and keeps all the network safely in operation in all weather conditions.

The US$55,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of 433km Gebze - Orhangazi - Izmir motorway.

2. Construction of 7km Sabuncubeli Tunnel

3. Construction of 95km North Marmara motorway

4. Construction of 149km north Marmara Motorway Kinali - Odayeri Section

5. Construction of 187km North Marmara Motorway Kurtkoy - Akyazi Section

6. Construction of 76km Cigli - Aliaga - Candarli Motorway

7. Construction of 330km Ankara - Nigde Motorway

8. Construction of 119km Ankara - Kirikkale - Delice Motorway

9. Construction of 91km Yalova - Izmit Motorway

10. Construction of 92km Mersin - Erdemli -Tasucu Motorway

11. Construction of 165km Aydin - Denizli - Burdur Motorway

12. Construction of 352km Kinali - Tekirdag - Canakkale - Balikesir Motorway

13. Construction of 501km Ankara - Izmir Motorway

14. Construction of 130km Aydin - Denizli -Burdur Motorway

15. Construction of 231km Sivrihisar - Bursa Motorway

16. Construction of 187km Sivrihisar - Afyonkarahisar - Antalya - Alanya Motorway

17. Construction of 350km Sivrihisar - Afyonkarahisar - Antalya - Alanya Motorway

18. Construction of 336km Gerede - Merzifon - Gurbulak Motorway

19. Construction of 303km Delice - Samsun Motorway

20. Construction of 230km Gerede - Merzifon -Gurbulak Motorway

21. Construction of 454km Sanliurfa - Diyarbakir - Habur Motorway

Second Section

28 July 2021

Design works are still ongoing on the Afyon-Antalya Section project and expected to be completed by end of 2021.

24 March 2021

Construction works are underway and expected to be completed by 2023 on Ankara to Izmir Motorway.

21 December 2020

Construction works of Ankara to Nigde Motorway have been completed.

08 October 2020

The main contract tender is not yet issued on Mersin-Erdemli-Tasucu Motorway.

09 September 2020

Design woks of Yalova-Izmit Motorway are completed.

10 July 2020

Design works are still ongoing on the Afyon-Antalya Section project and expected to be completed by July 2021.

31 May 2020

Construction works are progressing as per schedule on the Ankara - Nigde Highway project.

24 April 2020

The project is complete on Izmir Ring Road (Cigli - Aliaga - Candarli Motorway).

19 March 2020

Design works are completed on the Sanliurfa-Diyarbakir-Habur Motorway project.

17 February 2020

The main contract tender is not yet issued on Sivrihisar-Afyonkarahisar-Antalya-Alanya Motorway: Antalya-Alanya Section project.

21 January 2020

The main contract tender is yet to be issued on Sivrihisar - Bursa Motorway and Design works are progressing on Yalova - Izmit Motorway and expected to be completed by 2020.

12 December 2019

Construction works have progressed up to 70 percent on Ankara - Nigde Highway and expected to be completed by June 2021.

26 November 2019

Design works are progressing on Sanliurfa - Diyarbakir-Habur Motorway and expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020.

19 August 2019

Turkey GDH - Gerede - Merzifon - Gurbulak Motorway: Merzifon - Gurbulak Section: A meeting is scheduled for investigation and evaluation of the Environmental Impact Analysis.

24 June 2019

Ankara - Samsun motorway project is in the early stage of development and construction works are ongoing on the Ankara - Nigde highway and Malkara - Canakkale Highway.

12 April 2019

Construction works are underway on the Ankara - Nigde Highway project.

09 January 2019

Izmir Ring Road (Cigli - Aliaga - Candarli Motorway): The construction works are on-going on the project.

24 October 2018

Turkey GDH - Izmir Ring Road (Cigli - Aliaga - Candarli Motorway): The construction works are going as per schedule and expected to be completed by Q4 2019.

18 September 2018

Malkara - Canakkale Highway - The construction works are progressing on the project.

17 August 2018

Design works completed. Waiting for approvals for Afyon-Antalya Section.

23 April 2018

Sabuncubeli Tunnel and Connecting Roads - The construction works are going as per schedule and the project is expected to be commissioned in July 2018.

28 December 2017

Mersin - Erdemli -Tasucu Motorway : The EIA process on the project has been completed. However, the tenders for this project has not been issued yet. This project is set to be completed in 2023.

24 November 2017

Kinali - Tekirdag - Canakkale - Balikesir Motorway : Malkara - Canakkale Highway : The construction works for the project are underway for both sides. Currently, dry pond and drilling works are ongoing.

08 November 2017

Ankara - Izmir Motorway : The preliminary design drawing works carried out by Protek Proje is still on going on this project.

29 September 2017

*Turkey General Directorate of Highways - Ankara - Samsun Motorway : Delice - Samsun Motorway : The preliminary design and engineering works on this project are completed and it was done by Som Proje.

27 September 2017

*Mersin - Erdemli -Tasucu Motorway : This project has received approvals from the higher planning council. The timeline for the tender issue however, is unknown at this juncture.

26 September 2017

GDH - Aydin - Denizli - Burdur Motorway: Aydin - Denizli Section : The consultant contract has been awarded to Kent Muhendislik with a contract period of 400 days from the date of award.

25 September 2017

*Aydin - Denizli - Burdur Motorway : Denizli - Burdur Section - The design works are on going on this project and the completion is expected in January 2018.

22 September 2017

*GDH - Sivrihisar-Afyonkarahisar-Antalya-Alanya Motorway: Afyon-Antalya Section : MEGA Muhendislik is now carrying out the design works in this project along with Protek Proje. The design works are on going on this project.

02 June 2017

Ankara - Izmir Motorway : The consultancy work is complete for the project. However, the documents have yet not been submitted to the client. Sivrihisar-Afyonkarahisar-Antalya-Alanya Motorway: Afyon-Antalya Section : The design works on the project are underway and expected to be completed in the starting of 2018.

08 May 2017

Ankara - Nigde Highway : ERG Insaat / Seza Insaat JV with a duration of 11 Years, 10 Months, 17 Days has been awarded the main contract for the project. The contract period of the construction is of 3 years from the date of award. The formal agreement has recently signed. The following companies have submitted bids for the project: *ERG Insaat / Seza Insaat JV *Makyol *Cengiz / Kalyon JV *Limak Holding *Ictas - Kolin - Mapa- Fernas Insaat JV Kurtkoy - Akyazi Section & Kinali - Odayeri Section : It is understood that the construction works for the project are currently heading up rapidly. Izmir Ring Road (Cigli - Aliaga - Candarli Motorway) : The foundation works was commenced on April 05, 2017. Gerede - Merzifon - Gurbulak Motorway : It is understood that the studies on the project are currently underway and overall construction for the project is expected to be completed by 2023.

13 February 2017

Malkara - Canakkale Highway : Daelim /Limak / SK Group / Yapi Merkezi JV have been awarded as a main contractor for the project at the total value of $2.67b for a period of 16 years, 2 months and 12 days. The agreement for the contract has yet not been signed. The foundation ceremony is expected to be held on March 18, 2017.

27 January 2017

Malkara - Canakkale Highway : The main contract tender bids have been submitted. The following consortia companies have submitted their bids along with values and operation period. *Daelim /Limak / SK Group / Yapi Merkezi JV, $2.67b for a period of 16 years, 2 months and 12 days. *IHI Corporation / Itochu Corporation / Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation / Makyol / Nurol Holding / Japan Expressway JV $2.7b for a period of 17 years, 10 months and 24 days. *Cengiz Holding / Kolin Insaat / China Road and Bridge Corporation JV, $2.66b for a period of 18 years, 8 months and 19 days. *IC Ictas Construction / Astaldi JV, $2.98b for a period of 18 years, 5 months and 15 days. The above bids are currently under evaluation.

04 January 2017

Sabuncubeli Tunnel : The project is expected to complete by September 9, 2017.

29 December 2016

Yalova - Izmit Motorway : The detailed engineering and design works are under progress.

05 October 2016

*Ankara - Kirikkale - Delice Motorway: *Delice - Samsun Motorway: The decision on final implementation is awaited by the desk of High Planning Council for the project. Post, the consultancy tender is expected to be issued. * Sivrihisar-Afyonkarahisar-Antalya-Alanya Motorway: Afyon-Antalya Section : The project engineering and consultancy works are currently underway and expected to be completed by December 2016. The BOT tender will get stretched till Q2 2017, due to the design works need to be checked by the client.

22 September 2016

*Sanliurfa - Diyarbakir-Habur Motorway & Ankara - Izmir Motorway The design works on the project is still on going and is expected to complete shortly.

18 July 2016

Sabuncubeli Tunnel : The project is 50 per cent complete and overall completion is expected by June 2018.

01 July 2016

*Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway : Izmir Manisa Motorway : The project has executed in two phases. The first phase of the project will complete 22 kilometer section between Izmir - Kemalpasa in 2016 and rest sections between Bursa-Manisa will be completed by 2018. *Sivrihisar-Afyonkarahisar-Antalya-Alanya Motorway: Afyon-Antalya Section : The main contract tender document preparations will be started once the design and study completes for the project.

01 July 2016

-Sanliurfa - Diyarbakir-Habur Motorway : This project was created based on market news in year 2015. The last update received on the project was in March 2016 by primary sources that The design works on the project are ongoing and anticipated to complete by end of 2016. Since then we have not been able to obtain a definite update as to the status of the project. Until we obtain further information, no changes will be made to the status of the project. The timeline has, however, been adjusted to a more realistic one

01 July 2016

Ankara - Izmir Motorway : This project was created based on market news in year 2015. The last update received on the project was in March 2016 through market sources that The design works on the project are ongoing and anticipated to complete by end of 2016. Since then we have not been able to obtain a definite update as to the status of the project. Until we obtain further information, no changes will be made to the status of the project. The timeline has, however, been adjusted to a more realistic one

01 July 2016

Bursa-Ankara Motorway : This project was created based on market news in year 2015. The last update received on the project was in June 2015 through market sources that The design works on the project are ongoing and anticipated to complete by end of 2016. Since then we have not been able to obtain a definite update as to the status of the project. Until we obtain further information, no changes will be made to the status of the project. The timeline has, however, been adjusted to a more realistic one

14 June 2016

*Kinali - Odayeri Section & Kurtkoy - Akyazi Section : A PMC tender for the project has been floated and submission is on July 25, 2016. *Turkey GDH - Izmir Ring Road (Cigli - Aliaga - Candarli Motorway) : The consultancy work has been completed and submitted to the client for approval.

24 May 2016

Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway : Phase 1: Gebze - Orhangazi - Iznik : The construction is still underway. It is anticipated to complete by August 2016.

18 May 2016

Kurtkoy - Akyazi Section : Limak / Cengiz JV has been awarded the main contract for a value of $1.52b. Kinali - Odayeri Section : Kolin / Kalyon / Hasen Yapi JV has been awarded the main contract for a value of $910m. *The projects are expected to be complete in 2019.

10 May 2016

Turkey GDH - Canakkale Suspension Bridge: The feasibility studies has been started on the project.

05 May 2016

Kurtkoy - Akyazi Section : The main contract bid have been submitted for the project and the following 8 companies have been submitted their bids. – Cengiz Insaat-Limak Insaat JV – Makyol Insaat AS – Kolin Insaat -Kalyon Insaat-Hasen Yapi AS JV – Tekfen Insaat-Dogus Insaat JV – Nurol Insaat- Ozaltin Insaat-Fernas Insaat-Ozgun Insaat JV – STFA Holding- Gulsan Insaat- Yapi Merkezi AS JV – IC Ictas Insaat – Ictas Altyapi Yatirimlari- Astaldi SpA- Astaldi Concessioni SpA JV – Celikler Insaat- YSE Yapi Sanayi Tic. AS- Polat Yol Yapi Sanayi Tic. AS JV

28 April 2016

Izmir Ring Road (Cigli - Aliaga - Candarli Motorway) : The project study and consultancy work is being done by UBM and expected to be completed by June 2016.

20 April 2016

Yalova - Izmit Motorway : The detailed design works are currently underway and expected to be completed by Q1 2017.

19 April 2016

Mersin - Erdemli -Tasucu Motorway & Antalya-Alanya Section : Initial study as well as EIA process are currently underway on the project. The project is planned to be completed by 2023, hence there is no hurry to float tender.

18 April 2016

Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway : Izmit Bay Suspension Bridge : Izmit Bay Suspension Bridge Main Construction: The first asphalt laying work has been started and remaining 14 decks will be installed within 10 days. The project is expected to be completed by May 2016.

17 March 2016

Sabuncubeli Tunnel : The main contractor, Kalyon Construction has appointed Dagcan Insaat and Procima Insaat for construction work on the project. The mechanical,electrical and plumbing subcontracting tender will be floated in 2017.

03 December 2015

The project is expected to complete by 2023.

17 November 2015

Sabuncubeli Tunnel :The construction works are 35 per cent complete. MEP subcontractor has not yet been appointed and overall completion is in June 2018.

12 November 2015

Sivrihisar-Afyonkarahisar-Antalya-Alanya Motorway: Antalya-Alanya Section: Sivrihisar-Afyonkarahisar-Antalya-Alanya Motorway: Afyon-Antalya Section: The preliminary design works are ongoing for the project and EIA report documents are being prepared.

15 September 2015

Phase 1: Gebze - Orhangazi - Iznik :The construction works are ongoing. MEP is being done by Otoyol in-house. Phase 2: Izmir Manisa Motorway: The whole construction is being done by consortium of Ozaltin Holding - Makyol. Overall construction completion for the project is expected in December 2018.

10 May 2015

*Gebze - Orhangazi - Izmir Motorway (433 Km) *Sabuncubeli Tunnel (7 Km) *North Marmara Motorway (Yavuz Sultan Selim Cable Stayed Suspension Bridge) Odayeri-Pasakoy Section (95km) The following projects are currently under construction.

10 May 2015

*North Marmara Motorway Kinali - Odayeri Section (149 Km) *North Marmara Motorway Kurtkoy - Akyazi Section (187 Km) The following projects are currently in the tender process.