Otoyol 3 - Wikipedia

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O-3
European Motorway
Avrupa Otoyolu
Route information
Part of E80
Part of AH1 and AH5
Length245 km (152 mi)
Existed1987–present
Major junctions
West end D.100 near Edirne
Major intersections D.555 near Karamesutlu
O-7 in Mahmutbey, Istanbul
O-2 in Mahmutbey, Istanbul
East end O-1 in Eyüp, Istanbul
Location
CountryTurkey
RegionsMarmara
ProvincesEdirne, Kırklareli, Tekirdağ, Istanbul
Major citiesEdirne, Istanbul
Highway system
O-2 O-4
Mahmutbey Toll Plaza on the O-3
Karasu Viaduct on the O-3

Otoyol 3 (English: Motorway 3), also known as the European Motorway (Turkish: Avrupa Otoyolu) and abbreviated as the O-3 is a 245.1 km (152.3 mi) long otoyol in East Thrace, Turkey. The O-3 runs from Edirne to Istanbul and is the only motorway in Turkey located entirely in Europe. The motorway begins west of Edirne at a junction with the D-100 where it then continues as a beltway passing just north of Edirne. From there, the motorway passes through mostly rural farmland until it enters the Istanbul metropolis near Silivri. The eastern end of the O-3 is at the interchange with the O-1, where the motorway becomes Vatan Caddesi and continues into the historic peninsula of Istanbul as a major boulevard.

The O-3 connects with three other motorways, all in Istanbul; the O-1, O-2 and the O-7; and is a part of the E80, the International E-road network and AH1 of the Asian Highway Network. The motorway has six lanes, three in each direction, except for a 44.6 km (27.7 mi) section between Silivri and Esenyurt.

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Province District km mi Exit Destination Notes
Edirne Edirne Merkez 0 0 K1 D.100Kapıkule Westbound only
11.5 7.1 K2 D.535Edirne
15.8 9.8 K3 D.100 via eastern connector
16.7 10.3
Edirne Toll Plaza
Havsa 35.7 22.1 K4 D.550Havsa
Kırklareli Babaeski 62.9 39 K5 D.555Babaeski, Kırklareli
Lüleburgaz 87.3 54.2 K6 D.565Lüleburgaz
Tekirdağ Saray 116.1 72.1 K7 P.59-01Vakıflar [tr], Saray
Çorlu 136.3 84.6 K8 P.59-04Çorlu, Velimeşe
Istanbul Silivri 154.8 96.1 K9 D.567Çerkezköy
167.1 103.8 K10 E84 — Sancaktepe connector to D.100 and D.110
174.3 108.3 K11 TEM connector — Silivri
186.1 115.6 K12 Selimpaşa connector — Selimpaşa
Büyükçekmece 193.6 120.2 K13 Kumburgaz connector — Kumburgaz
199.6 124 K14 D.569Çatalca
Esenyurt 211.7 131.5 K15 P.34-84Hadımköy
223.8 139 K16 Avcılar-H.dere connector — Esenyurt
Avcılar 226.8 140.9 K17 Ispartakule Blv. — Avcılar
Küçükçekmece 234.5 145.7
Mahmutbey Toll Plaza
Bağcılar 235.7 146.4 K18 O-7 -YSS Bridge, Atatürk International Airport connector to the O-6 otoyolu.png
236.8 147.1 - Köprü Cd. Eastbound exit and entrance only
237.3 147.4 - Northern Service Rd. Westbound exit only
237.8 147.7 - Mahmutbey Rd. Westbound exit only
238.4 148.1 K19 O-2 (Istanbul 2nd Bltwy) — FSM Bridge, Kozyatağı
238.7 148.3 - Hüseyin Karaaslan Cd. Eastbound exit and entrance, westbound entrance
239.5 148.8 - Matbaacılar Cd. / South Service Rd. Eastbound entrance, westbound exit
Esenler 240.6 149.5 - Köyiçi Cd. Eastbound exit, westbound exit
240.9 149.6 - Karaoğlanoğlu Cd. Westbound entrance
241.6 150.1 - Mehmt Akif Ersoy Cd. Eastbound entrance
241.8 150.2 - Atışalanı Cd. Westbound exit
242.4 150.6 K20 Metris-Esenler connector
Bayrampaşa 243.8 151.4 - 50. Yıl Cd. Westbound exit
244.7 152 - Ulus Sk. Eastbound entrance
245 152.2 - Abdi İpekçi Cd.
246.4 153.1 - O-1 (Istanbul 1st Bltwy) — Bosphorus Bridge, Kadıköy / D.100Bakırköy
246.9 153.4 - Adnan Menderes Blv. — Fatih Transition into Boulevard
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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