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Building Norway’s longest undersea tunnel likely. Politicians continue their push for ferry-free travel in western Norway. They plan to submit their proposal to parliament before Easter. The E39 motorway Rogfast project is part of Norway’s NTP (National Transport Plan). It will cross Boknafjorden and Kvitsøyfjorden, and be around 25.5 km long (just less than 14 miles).

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Building Norway’s longest undersea tunnel likely

Published on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 at 12:57 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

Politicians continue their push for ferry-free travel in western Norway. They plan to submit their proposal to parliament before Easter.

Illustration of the proposed Rogfast tunnel
Illustration of the proposed Rogfast tunnel
Photo: Statens vegvesen / Cowi as


The E39 motorway Rogfast project is part of Norway’s NTP (National Transport Plan).

It will cross Boknafjorden and Kvitsøyfjorden, and be around 25.5 km long (just less than 14 miles).

The underwater tunnel will stretch from Harestad in Randaberg municipality to Arsvågen in Bokn municipality, Rogland County.

** Norway eyes world’s first underwater floating tunnel **

It is thought that it will reduce the Stavanger-Haugalandet journey time by about 40 minutes.

An additional arm of four kilometres in length (some 2.5 miles) will be built to the island of Kvitsøy.

Moreover, Norway’s longest underwater tunnel will also be the deepest in the world.

Its lowest point will be 385 metres below sea level (approximately 1,236 feet).

Construction costs are estimated to be NOK 16.4bn (over EUR 1.78bn at today’s ROE).

This figure has risen from initial estimates, partly due to adjustments concerning safety measures.

31 per cent of the construction bill will be paid by the Norwegian state, NRK also reports.




Published on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 at 12:57 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: travel, tunnels, roads, cars, lorries, subsea, paywall.





  
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