The Istanbul Canal Project, which will extend from the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, will be carried out in order to prevent the dangers posed by ships in the Bosphorus. The Istanbul Canal Project, which is planned to prevent load and hazardous material from damaging the throat in the event of a possible accident, will connect the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea in an alternative way.
The Istanbul Canal Project, which is planned to be built, will connect the Marmara and the Black Sea with an alternative road of approximately 45 km. The construction of this alternative channel, which will be used to prevent cargo ships and especially ships carrying dangerous materials from damaging the strait, will be completed in approximately 4 years. According to the calculations made, a total of 1 billion 155 million 668 thousand cubic meters of soil will be excavated during the construction phase, which will last for 4 years. Land excavations of the canal will be 24.5 kilometers, approximately 18.5 kilometers of which will pass through Küçükçekmece Lake and Sazlıdere Dam.
It is estimated that approximately 10 thousand people will work during the construction phase, and the width of the channel will be 275 meters and the depth will be approximately 21 meters. In project scope; Emergency connection areas in the canal, channel entrance, and exit structures, infrastructure and superstructures such as ship traffic systems, port, logistic center, marina, coastal structures that will provide cross-border transportation at the required points in the channel, fortification and filling areas, etc. coastal facilities will be built. According to the project in the report, the land that separates Küçükçekmece Lake from the Marmara Sea will be opened for about one kilometer. ( Istanbul Canal Route )
Route and Cost of Istanbul Canal
18.5 kilometers of the 45-kilometer canal will pass through Küçükçekmece Lake and Sazlıdere Dam. The project will be completed in 7 years. The project cost of the canal was calculated as 75 billion TL. With the construction of the canal, the land part, which is the bridge that separates Küçükçekmece Lake from the Marmara Sea, will open about one kilometer. ( Panama Canal Route and History )