There are two reasons for this blog post: the first reason is that a reader asked for an update – and we’re only too happy to oblige – and the second reason is, well, things are just moving so quickly that another update was necessary. We’re talking about Fethiye harbour, of course.
We love to follow and photograph construction projects in Fethiye (as you’ve no doubt guessed from previous blog posts) but we’re also aware that not everyone shares our passion so we’ll make this our last construction post for a while – unless anything super exciting takes place and then we’ll be back to tell all! We just can’t help ourselves.
Around Uğur Mumcu Park
Previously, we’ve written about the new Fethiye town square, complete with newly designed Atatürk statue and colourful fountains of Uğur Mumcu Park. The park also has seating areas and small kiosks dotted about the area, but until recently, none of these had opened.
Last week saw the laying of hundreds of metres of red pavement edging in three lines. The outer section, nearest to the road, is for the new pavement, while the section to the left is for the continuation of the running track. Metal frames were laid all along the track…
But this is the bit that really surprised us yesterday. If you look back to our last post about Phase 3, you’ll see diggers starting to make a ditch to join the sea to the new little marina in the Akarca area.
Yesterday, the workmen were on lunch break so we took the opportunity to see if we could get closer to have a look what’s going on with the ‘ditch’. Wow! It appears you can’t just dig through the road to let the sea through. This is a huge project and we still can’t really work out what the intended final outcome is.