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320 billion kroner to be used on transport. Friday 13 March 2009 was a historic day. 2010-2019 will see the most ambitious transport plan ever in Norway realised. It looks like “everyone’s a winner”. Roads, railways, and harbours are to receive a huge sum to be spent on maintenance and upgrades in the government’s proposal. 100 billion kroner more than last time to be spent on a safer, more environmentally-friendly, and effective transport system.Challenges Norway is a long mountainous country, with people traditionally being able to live where they choose. Should business be able to survive outside the major cities, then accessibility is of primary importance. The roads that exist are in a state of disrepair, and the environment is said to be high on the government’s agenda. On top of it all, unemployment is rising – especially in the construction industry – and this is also an election year. What’s happening nationally

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320 billion kroner to be used on transport

Published on Sunday, 15th March, 2009 at 22:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 24th November 2009 at 10:34.

Friday 13 March 2009 was a historic day. 2010-2019 will see the most ambitious transport plan ever in Norway realised.

Liv Signe Navarsete - Transport Minister
Liv Signe Navarsete - Transport Minister
Photo: Svein Erik Dahl/Samfoto


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It looks like “everyone’s a winner”. Roads, railways, and harbours are to receive a huge sum to be spent on maintenance and upgrades in the government’s proposal. 100 billion kroner more than last time to be spent on a safer, more environmentally-friendly, and effective transport system.

Challenges

Norway is a long mountainous country, with people traditionally being able to live where they choose. Should business be able to survive outside the major cities, then accessibility is of primary importance. The roads that exist are in a state of disrepair, and the environment is said to be high on the government’s agenda. On top of it all, unemployment is rising – especially in the construction industry – and this is also an election year.

What’s happening nationally

The government is planning to realise almost 40 large road-projects, totalling 200 million kroner. The proposal specifically names upgrading the E6 from north to south, and the E16 between Oslo and Bergen.

230 kilometres of new dual carriageways are to be built, and 350 kilometres of existing A-roads are to be upgraded in standard and width in order to enable all of them to have the characteristic yellow middle-line.

Safety-precautions are also included. 10 million will be spent both on protecting roads from rock-slides, and putting dividers in the middle to prevent overtaking and other driving accidents. Cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists will also benefit from 500 new kilometres of combined cycle/walking paths along the side of the road.

What’s happening in Rogaland

The E39 is due for a major upgrade in many places. The E39 connects the west and east of the country, and there is a high volume of traffic, especially in the summer months.Funds have already been allocated under the NTP for work to start immediately. It will improve both traffic-flow, with the construction of a dual carriageway and safety, with the installation of traffic-dividers, together with new combined cycle/walking paths. Included in this, is the construction of dual carriageways between Ålgard, Sandved, and Stangeland, plus the already-begun construction project in Tjensvoll.




Published on Sunday, 15th March, 2009 at 22:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 24th November 2009 at 10:34.

This post has the following tags: national, transport, plan, road, rail, rogaland.





  
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