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Old November 25th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #2381
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E18 Gulli - Langåker

An aerial video of the twinning of E18 in the Tønsberg / Sandefjord area.

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Old November 29th, 2013, 01:34 AM   #2382
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My own suggestion of upgrade on the western road system of Oslo area, with a new 2+2 road running largely in tunnels (especially between Ring 3 and E16), that will provide a optional path between Oslo and Drammen, so traffic on E18 can be reduced a little, *and* a quicker way to get on the way to Bergen from centrally and east+south parts of Oslo.

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Also a quicker way from large parts of Oslo to Bærums Verk and other parts of both Bærum and Lier, btw. And last but not least, it is of course a rough sketch of the idea.
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Old November 29th, 2013, 05:09 PM   #2383
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Rv. 13 Tysdalsvatnet

The Svo Tunnel opened to traffic today. It is 3.5 kilometers long and part of an avalanche / rock slide security project. The road runs partially underground alongside a steep slope.

It's located on Riksvei 13 between Tau and Årdal, not far from Stavanger.

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http://www.nrk.no/rogaland/bli-med-p...len-1.11386972
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Old December 5th, 2013, 11:53 AM   #2384
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The new Kåfjordbridge near Alta on E6 will open before christmas:




(Electronic toll station will never be used, thanks to new government.)



http://www.tu.no/vareveger/prosjekte...nfart-til-alta
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Old December 5th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #2385
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(Electronic toll station will never be used, thanks to new government.)
Could you elaborate on this part? I know they've talked about getting rid of some tolls, but not really what they've decided for existing and new projects.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #2386
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Here's a list:
http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/sd/...html?id=746187


Riksveg 4 Reinsvoll – Hunndalen, i Oppland.
Bompengeselskapet har en gjeld på 10 millioner kroner. Innkrevingen av bompenger skulle etter planen avsluttes i 2014.
Riksveg 9 Setesdalen, i Aust-Agder
Bompengeselskapets har en gjeld på 15 millioner kroner. Innkrevingen av bompenger skulle etter planen avsluttes i 2018.
Riksveg 5 Fatlaberget, i Sogn og Fjordane
Bompengeselskapet har en gjeld på 60 millioner kroner. Innkrevingen av bompenger skulle etter planen avsluttes i 2025.
E39 Astad – Knutset, i Møre og Romsdal.
Bomengeselskapet har en gjeld på om lag 150 millioner kroner. Innkrevingen startet i juni 2013 og skulle etter planen avsluttes i 2023.
E6 Møllnes - Kvenvik - Hjemmeluft (vest for Alta), i Finnmark.
Bompengeselskapet har en gjeld på om lag 200 millioner kroner. Prosjektet vil bli åpnet for trafikk i desember 2013. Etter planen skulle det kreves inn bompenger fram til 2028. Regjeringen forslag innebærer at det ikke blir innkreving av bompenger i dette prosjektet.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #2387
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^ Also the planned tolls for E134 tunnel under Lifjell is cancelled, and passing fee is reduced for Rv19 in Horten.
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New press conference tomorrow about speed limits: http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/sd/...html?id=747471

Due to the location of the event, I guess it's a fair to assume that E18 Vestfold will be the first stretch signposted for 110 km/h in Norway. Too my knowledge, no Norwegian motorway has a curvature fitted for 130 km/h yet, though.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 05:27 AM   #2389
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Due to the location of the event, I guess it's a fair to assume that E18 Vestfold will be the first stretch signposted for 110 km/h in Norway. Too my knowledge, no Norwegian motorway has a curvature fitted for 130 km/h yet, though.
E18 Asker - Drammen and E6 Oslo - Jessheim may have higher design-speed (130 or 140 km/h). The stretches were planned og partially constructed before 1967, the year we got our first real "stamvegnormaler". In lack of own standards we temporary used german and american motorway-standards instead.

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Old December 6th, 2013, 03:06 PM   #2390
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Due to the location of the event, I guess it's a fair to assume that E18 Vestfold will be the first stretch signposted for 110 km/h in Norway.
Your assumption is correct!

Regjeringen vil prøve ut 110 km/t på E18 i Vestfold

http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/sd/...html?id=747504
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Old December 6th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #2391
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110 is far too low for a full-standard motorways, especially in northern countries with long distances in the middle of nowhere.
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There will be a way to cross Vestfold in 250 km/h as well....

http://www.jernbaneverket.no/PageFil...2012%20web.pdf
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Old December 6th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #2393
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110 is far too low for a full-standard motorways, especially in northern countries with long distances in the middle of nowhere.
Keep in mind that the 100 km/h speed limit was only introduced in Norway in 2000, before that it was all 90 km/h. Also, until about a decade ago, there were very few longer stretches of motorways outside urbanized areas.

I agree though, that a trial with 120 km/h would be more useful. There's a good chance this trial will result in no significant difference in driven speed (both V50 and V85). People who feel like going 110 did so anyway.

Last year the speed limit in the Netherlands was raised from 120 to 130 km/h, but the average speed and V85 barely changed, people were going a speed they felt comfortably with anyway.
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Last year the speed limit in the Netherlands was raised from 120 to 130 km/h, but the average speed and V85 barely changed, people were going a speed they felt comfortably with anyway.
Was the accident rate affected or not by this measure? Depending of the answer, the Dutch case may be an argument pro\against speed limit raising in many countries.
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There were far too few accidents on the 130 km/h motorways to make any kind of conclusion (I believe there were only 2 fatalities on the entire 130 km/h network, and both were on offramps where speed was not a factor in the cause of the accident). That's happening in a lot of very safe countries, where a junction may be considered dangerous if there are 0.15 fatalities per year.

Generally speaking only 30 - 50 fatalities occur on Dutch motorways annually (out of 650 total). They are too spread out and irregular to have a recurring pattern in most cases.
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Regjeringen vil prøve ut 110 km/t på E18 i Vestfold

http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/sd/...html?id=747504
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Old December 8th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #2397
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First 14 km of 110 km/h in june from Horten to Tønsberg, then the full 80 km Larvik - Drammen during the fall. Variable signs are already in place, but part of this road lacks guardrail. As the motorway trough Larvik opens it will extend further south also on existing E18. E6 in Østfold is pointed out as a possible next section - but no mention of when.

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Old December 8th, 2013, 10:16 PM   #2398
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Isn't it an idea to have variable speed limits like they have in the Baltics? For example 120 km/h in summer and 100 km/h in winter.
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Old December 8th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #2399
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^ Exactly. We have had winter-speed limits on roads before - but now they are supposed to be more dynamic than just following a calendar.

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110 is far too low for a full-standard motorways, especially in northern countries with long distances in the middle of nowhere.
Long distances yes, but the longest distance you can drive on a motorway is only 100 km long from Oslo town limits to the Swedish border. Hopefully we will see higher speed limits in the future, the government has opened up for 130km/h as a maximum speed limit in a longer perspective.
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