First section of Güzelyurt-Lefke bypass soon to be open to traffic


Minister of Public Works and Transportation Tolga Atakan announced that the work on the section of the Güzelyurt-Lefke bypass, between Güzelyurt and Doğancı, was to be completed soon and opened to traffic.

Minister Atakan tweeted the previous day that the the section of the bypass between Güzelyurt and Doğancı will be opened to traffic once traffic signs are installed, and work to complete the remaining section will continue. Construction of the Güzelyurt-Lefke bypass began in 2013 and work had been delayed due to interim court orders taken against the nationalisation (expropriation) of immovable properties on the route of the new bypass.

Tolga Atakan, Tufan Erhürman and Ahmet Aydın inspect the bypass

Prime Minister Tufan Erhürman, accompanied by the Minister of Public Works and Transportation Tolga Atakan and the Director of Highways Department Ahmet Aydın, held an inspection visit to the Güzelyurt-Lefke bypass and received information regarding the section which is to be soon completed. Erhürman praised Atakan and the ministry staff for the hard work they put into the project.

Source: Ministry of Public Works and Transportation