Tehran-Shomal Freeway

Freeway 3, or more commonly known as Tehran-Shomal Freeway (Persian: آزادراه تهران - شمال‎; literally: Tehran-North Freeway) will be a freeway in Northern Iran, connecting Tehran to cities of western Mazandaran. Currently, sections 1 & 4 are in service and section 2 is under construction. Construction process at section 3 is not started yet. The freeway runs parallel to Road 59, the old road connecting Karaj to Chalus.

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Freeway 3
3 آزادراه
Tehran-Shomal Freeway
آزادراه تهران - شمال
Route information
Length121 km[1] (75 mi)
Major junctions
FromChalus, Mazandaran
AB-Kreuz-blaugrün.svg Expressway in Iran.svg Road 22 (Chalus-Nowshahr Bypass Expressway)
  Road 59
ToTehran, Tehran
AB-Kreuz-blaugrün.svg Expressway in Iran.svg Azadegan Expressway
Expressway in Iran.svg Hemmat Expressway
Location
ProvincesTehran, Alborz, Mazandaran
Major citiesTehran, Tehran
Chalus, Mazandaran
Highway system
Highways in Iran
Freeways

Section 1Edit

This section is from interchange with Azadegan Expressway and Hemmat Expressway in northwestern Tehran city (Municipality District 21) to Doab, Shahrestanak, Alborz Province. This section is opened for test service on Feb 12, 2020 and officially opened on Feb 25, 2020.[2] The section is 32 km long, with 28 tunnels having an overall length of 28.4 km on both sides.[3] The longest tunnel is Talun Tunnel which is 4870 m long.[4]

Sections 2 and 3Edit

Section 2 is from Doab, Shahrestanak, Alborz to Pol-e Zanguleh, Kelardasht District, Mazandaran Province. The total length is 25 km.[5] The section has 20 tunnels with overall length of 24.2 km. The longest tunnel is Alborz Tunnel with a length of 6378 m.[6] Section 3 is from Pol-e Zanguleh, Kelardasht District, Mazandaran Province to Marzan Abad, Kelardasht District, Mazandaran Province with a length of 46 km. The section will have 92 tunnels with overall length of 33.5 km.[7] Construction process in section 2 is on progress and is to be opened till 2021[2], but progress in section 3 is in the selection of contractors and finance phase.[8]

Section 4Edit

Section 4 is from Marzan Abad, Kelardasht District, Mazandaran Province to Chalus. This section is 20 km long. It has 4 tunnels with an overall length of 1400 m.[9] This section was opened on March 2013.[10] The AADT of the section is around 16,500.[11]

Toll ratesEdit

The toll rates are as follows:[12]

  • passenger vehicles: 50,000 Rial
  • Pickup trucks and minibuses: 100,000 Rial
  • Light trucks: 125,000 Rial
  • Bus and two-axis trucks: 150,000 Rial
  • 3-Axis trucks: 200,000 Rial
  • Semi trucks: 250,000 Rial

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ پروژه آزادراه تهران - شمال Archived 2014-02-26 at Archive.today
  2. ^ a b "با حضور رییس‌جمهوری: آزادراه تهران- شمال بطور رسمی افتتاح شد". IRNA (in Persian).
  3. ^ مناطق عملیاتی Archived 2014-02-26 at Archive.today
  4. ^ مناطق عملیاتی Archived 2014-02-26 at Archive.today
  5. ^ مناطق عملیاتی Archived 2014-02-26 at Archive.today
  6. ^ مناطق عملیاتی Archived 2014-02-26 at Archive.today
  7. ^ مناطق عملیاتی Archived 2014-02-26 at Archive.today
  8. ^ "شرکت آزادراه تهران شمال". www.tsfc.ir. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  9. ^ مناطق عملیاتی Archived 2014-02-26 at Archive.today
  10. ^ قطعه ۴ آزادراه تهران-شمال با حضور احمدی‌نژاد افتتاح شد
  11. ^ علاقمندی اتریش برای مشارکت در توسعه زیرساخت‌های حمل و نقل ایران
  12. ^ عوارض مصوب قطعه چهار آزادراه تهران - شمال ابلاغ شد Archived 2015-08-07 at the Wayback Machine