Which Roads Will Be Closed to Traffic in Istanbul and Ankara Due to May 1?

The Istanbul Governor’s Office announced the roads to be closed and alternative routes in Istanbul due to May 1. Ankara Governor’s Office announced the roads that will be closed to traffic today due to May 1 Labor Day.

According to the statement made by the Istanbul Governorship; As part of the 1 May Labor and Solidarity Day events, the roads that will be closed until the end of the event from 06:00 on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in Beyoğlu, and the routes with alternatives are as follows:


The roads to be closed as of 06:00 today in Beyoğlu district; Sıraselviler Street, Tak-ı Zafer Street, Sadri Alışık Street- Atıf Yılmaz Street, Balo Street-Turnacı Başı Street-Zambak Street-Meşelik Street,Yeni Çarşı Street-Kumbaracı Hill, Asmalı Mescid Street-Meşrutiyet Street-Hamal Başı Street-Kamer Hatun Street, Ilk Belediye Street-Ensiz Street, İnönü Street- Mete Street.

The alternative routes determined are as follows; Refik Saydam Street, Tarlabaşı Boulevard, Parliament-i Mebusan Street, Tersane Street, Mebusan Slope, Boğaz Kesen Street, Defterdar Slope.

The roads that will be closed as of 06:00 on the Anatolian Side are as follows: Turgut Özal Boulevard (Maltepe – Kartal Coastal Road), (the part between the front of Küçükyalı Maltepe Marriage Office and Kartal Çanakkale Street Junction) and all the streets leading to this street. D-100 highway and Maltepe Bağdat Caddesi were suggested as alternative routes.


In a written statement made by the Ankara Governor’s Office, an open-air meeting on ‘May 1 Day of Unity, Struggle and Solidarity‘ will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022, between 13.00-15.30. As of 23.00 on Saturday, April 30, 2022, due to the open air meeting in question, if needed; The section of Anıt Street between Turgut Reis Street and Anadolu Square and all streets/streets opening here are two-way, from 08:00 on Sunday, May 1, 2022 until the end of the event; Anıt Street and all of the streets/streets leading to it are bidirectional, the part of Dögol Street between Beşevler Junction and Anadolu Square and all of the streets/streets opening here are bidirectional,


Enes Sahin

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