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Old August 20th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #1
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Highways in Norway

Norway is big, its bigger than Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands etc but does it have highways?



Norway might have about 200km with highways all tougether. A travel from Oslo to Bergen in bus is taking over 8 hours. This is about 550km distance. 15min or so is on highway, rest is 2 lane road with over 100 tunnels
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Old August 20th, 2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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By highway, do you mean motorway ?

Well, Australia doesn't have much motorway either. I guess that it's not really significant to build motorways in an area which is too sparsely populated.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #3
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Victoria has the most! Melbourne is linked to a number of regional towns by motorway but beyond that traffic levels are tiny.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #4
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The same problem exists in Sweden; too large, too sparsely populated. I find it quite embarrassing that you still can't ride a continous motorway between Sweden's three major cities Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, although work is underway of converting the last remains of "old" route E4 (between Stockholm and Helsingborg/Malmö) to motorway standard.



The E20 between Stockholm and Gothenburg is a whole other story though, more than half is still only two-lane highway.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 06:03 PM   #5
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Ahh, well its pretty good from Uddevalla thru Gothenburg towards Malmö. Scandinavia got big place, but at the same time long distances between population.

From Oslo to Bergen it takes 8 hours, which is about 550km, and the same towards Trondheim

The only real highways in Norway is arround Oslo. Bergen got one also, but it stops before you leave the city border ;P Stavanger have one from Sandnes towards Stavanger center. In Trondheim there is no A highway at all E6 is going thru the city etc.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 12:19 AM   #6
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The same problem exists in Sweden; too large, too sparsely populated. I find it quite embarrassing that you still can't ride a continous motorway between Sweden's three major cities Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, although work is underway of converting the last remains of "old" route E4 (between Stockholm and Helsingborg/Malmö) to motorway standard.

The E20 between Stockholm and Gothenburg is a whole other story though, more than half is still only two-lane highway.
IN Australia there isn't a full motorway between Melbourne and Brisbane either. However Melbourne is infact linked to surrounding major towns by motorway.

It's like this

M31 Melbourne-Albury 300km
M39 Seymour-Shepperton 100km (under development/construction)
M8 Melbourne-Ballarat 120km
M79 Melbourne-Bendigo 140km
M1 Geelong-Melbourne-Gippsland 200km
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:34 AM   #7
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The only real highways in Norway is arround Oslo.
Motorways you mean...
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 01:08 PM   #8
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Norway may not have many great expressways, but from memory it has some very cool highways. One with an amazing tunnel complex through a mountain, and the other cut straight through several meters of ice in winter. Quite spectacular from memory, anyone with photos?
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 01:19 PM   #9
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Some photos of the tunnel I was thinking of.


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Old August 23rd, 2006, 09:53 PM   #10
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Are there enough autos in Norway to warrant constructing more highways?
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 10:54 PM   #11
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wow, big tunnel
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 11:24 PM   #13
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@ Justme, Thats Lærdaltunnellen, the world longest tunnel, 24 530m long. I was in the tunnel two weeks ago, it is really impressive and spectacular. Here is a few pics i took.


Inside one of the three halls.



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Old February 19th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #14
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[N] Norway | road infrastructure • Veier i Norge

Hello. I dont have a driver license, but I know that Norway is one of the richest countries out there, and still Norway got less than 150km with highways.

Think of it. Driving from Oslo to Bergen takes about 10 hours! Thats 98% 2 lane road with yellow stripes in the middle for the most and at some sections its even smaller with white stripes at the edges of asphalt.

Lets take route from Oslo to Bergen:
Oslo
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¦ Highway class A
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Sandvika
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¦ 2 lane road, where 0.2% of it is classified as Highway B
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Voss
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¦ Highway from border of town to center of Bergen ;p
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Bergen


Does anyone have maps of Norways highways maybe?
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Old February 19th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #15
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I made an illustration with this map



So.. if Netherlands gets flooded or islands swallowed by the ocean. Norway got plenty of space
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #16
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Is the speed limit on motorways still 90km/h? That would be the lowest max.speed i've ever seen.

And thanks for the invitation, but we have an excellent dike and dune system. They even came from New Orleans to check out our Delta-projects
But Norway is a nice country, but quite expensive i heard. But the scenery compares that easily
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #17
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^ The speed limit is now 100 km/h.

I really don't understand why they have so few motorways, Finland for example has much more.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #18
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Well, the terrain is extremely mountainous, compared to flat Finland. maybe there is no need for them, because of low amounts of traffic. There are only a few million people in this country.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 11:43 PM   #19
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i think there is more then 150 km of motorway, but not too much. on the map that i own motorway system looks like on this picture. the thing that i hate in nordic countries (den, swe, nor) is that they don't have motorway numbers. fin has, but they are the same as state roads.

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Old February 20th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #20
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That map is all wrong. Between Oslo and Lillehammer,.. the 4 lane highway is only upto Gardermoen airport, then further north its 2 lane highway and thats not real highway.

There are only 2 places in whole Norway where you can drive in 100km/h.
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