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Western Norway to bid farewell to ferries. Norway's E39 motorway could be ferry-free by 2030, according to well-staged leaks by Regional Development Minster Liv Signe Narvarsete. The E39 runs from Kristiansand in the South up to Trondheim, at the top of western Norway. Data the Minister presented during Thursday’s press conference regarding the first leg – the so-called Rogfast which connects Stavanger and the region around Haugaland district’s Haugesund – is due to start in autumn 2015. The project, in the form of a subsea tunnel 390 meters (some 1,380 feet) below sea level, will be a 25-kilometer (about 15.5 miles) stretch running via the Island of Kvitsøy. The road is planned to be four lanes with two separate tunnels.

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Western Norway to bid farewell to ferries

Published on Friday, 8th March, 2013 at 11:25 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.
Last Updated on 12th March 2013 at 13:13.

Norway's E39 motorway could be ferry-free by 2030, according to well-staged leaks by Regional Development Minster Liv Signe Narvarsete.

E39 sign
E39 sign
Photo: BjørnN/Wikimedia Commons


The E39 runs from Kristiansand in the South up to Trondheim, at the top of western Norway. Data the Minister presented during Thursday’s press conference regarding the first leg – the so-called Rogfast which connects Stavanger and the region around Haugaland district’s Haugesund – is due to start in autumn 2015.

The project, in the form of a subsea tunnel 390 meters (some 1,380 feet) below sea level, will be a 25-kilometer (about 15.5 miles) stretch running via the Island of Kvitsøy. The road is planned to be four lanes with two separate tunnels.

Yesterday’s Minister-originated leaks are a part of the National Transport Plan (NTP), due to be presented in the near future. Rogfast’s estimated cost is NOK 10 billion (about EUR 1.34 billion).

The government has promised to pay ten percent of the cost, with the rest intended financed by toll roads.

Norway Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) officials have estimated the cost per crossing to be about NOK 276 (some EUR 37 at today’s ROE). This is a rise in about NOK 100 (roughly EUR 13.45) from today’s ferry price crossing the Boknafjord, according to NRK.

The starting date for the other projects crossing the eight fjords between and Trondheim has yet to be confirmed.

However, the Sognefjord crossing will remain the most problematic, with that part of the project yet to be evaluated.

The entire project estimated total cost is in the region of NOK 150 billion (just under EUR 20.18 billion). Toll roads will, as in the Rogfast case, be the main contributor for financing the project.




Published on Friday, 8th March, 2013 at 11:25 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.
Last updated on 12th March 2013 at 13:13.

This post has the following tags: norwayroads, e39motorway.





  
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