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Old June 20th, 2014, 02:08 PM   #2701
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Rv. 7 Hardangervidda

This is the scenery along Riksvei 7 at Hardangervidda.

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Old June 22nd, 2014, 04:47 PM   #2702
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Fv. 7 Fyksesund Bridge

The Fyksesund Bridge, a nice little suspension bridge. It's actually quite old, it opened to traffic in 1937. It spans a side arm of the Hardanger Fjord. The bridge is too narrow for two lanes, a traffic light at either end regulates traffic.


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Old June 23rd, 2014, 07:18 PM   #2703
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E16 Nærøydalen

E16 through the Nærøy Valley, a world heritage site. The video runs from the Stalheim Tunnel to the Gudvanga Tunnel.

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Old June 23rd, 2014, 07:31 PM   #2704
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Are there plans to build a fixed link between Horten and Moss?
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:52 PM   #2705
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Old June 24th, 2014, 05:10 PM   #2706
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E6 Trondheim

The new access into Trondheim from the east was inaugurated today by the prime minister and the minister of transportation. It includes the 2.5 km Strindheim Tunnel.

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Old June 25th, 2014, 07:14 PM   #2707
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Is route 6 north of Trømso passable during winter? If not, what is the northernmost point you can drive year-round on it?
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Old June 25th, 2014, 07:28 PM   #2708
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Is route 6 north of Trømso passable during winter? If not, what is the northernmost point you can drive year-round on it?
Tromsø.

As far as I know it is. When I was there 6 years ago in January/December all the roads around the area was snowed up but drivable...
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Old June 25th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #2709
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Tromsø.

As far as I know it is. When I was there 6 years ago in January/December all the roads around the area was snowed up but drivable...
At least the E6 is open year-round in it`s whole length. It might be that convoy-driving during heavy snow is required some times during the winter. I´m not sure.

Another urban-highway project is scheduled to open tomorrow. This time in Kristiansand. 2,5km of four-lane expressway, including a 1,3km double-bore tunnel will ease the traffic from E39 to the city`s larges district Vågsbygd.

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Old June 25th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #2710
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Six locations on E6 (can) have convoy driving in winter;

* Dovrefjell
* Saltfjellet
* Kvænagsfjellet
* Gratangsfjellet
* Sennalandet
* Hatter
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Old June 25th, 2014, 09:36 PM   #2711
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The new access into Trondheim from the east was inaugurated today by the prime minister and the minister of transportation. It includes the 2.5 km Strindheim Tunnel.
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Source: http://www.bygg.no/article/1200165
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Old June 25th, 2014, 10:38 PM   #2712
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Is route 6 north of Trømso passable during winter? If not, what is the northernmost point you can drive year-round on it?
All the public main roads are kept open all-year long. There might be temporary closures or convoy driving in bad weather conditions. A few mountain roads are closed during the winter.

No, the Nordic counties do not hibernate in the winter.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #2713
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Unlike in England where everything comes to a complete standstill when they smell a few snowflakes in the air...
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All the public main roads are kept open all-year long. There might be temporary closures or convoy driving in bad weather conditions. A few mountain roads are closed during the winter.

No, the Nordic counties do not hibernate in the winter.
I was just comparing the situation with that of Northern Quebec and Labrador.

E6 goes through some mountainous-ish areas on certain sectors. Travelling via Sweden (for long drives all the way south) might be a better option?

When was E6 completed (as in: paved, geometric profile up to acceptable 1+1 standards) all the way north? Was Rv 17 (with its many ferry connections) finished up first?

Norway is really luck all its oceanic coast is ice-free.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 11:19 PM   #2715
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The Trondheim link is Rv706, not E6, unlike what the picture says.

And the E69 north of Rundvatnet is closed in winter, so you can't quite reach Nordkapp - only getting as far north as Skarsvag. Which isn't bad, is it!
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E6 goes through some mountainous-ish areas on certain sectors. Travelling via Sweden (for long drives all the way south) might be a better option?
Sure is. Not only are the roads better, the distances are also shorter. Between Halden and Kirkenes (the endpoints of the Norwegian part of E6) the journey is about 600 km less when driving through Sweden and Finland. In addition to this the E6 also includes one ferry.

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When was E6 completed (as in: paved, geometric profile up to acceptable 1+1 standards) all the way north? Was Rv 17 (with its many ferry connections) finished up first?
E6 isn't completely 1+1 even now. In some remote areas it may include sections of, say, "1.7", with no centre line painted at all. Meaning that there are places where two opposing trucks may have to slow down to walking speed to be able to pass each other safely. It is completely paved however.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 12:37 AM   #2717
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Last piece of E6 was paved in 1986.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 01:08 AM   #2718
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Unlike in England where everything comes to a complete standstill when they smell a few snowflakes in the air...
Well, we do have winter tyres...

Most Norwegians (and of course people from other countries with a proper winter season) who've driven for a few years have faced quite challenging winter conditions on a regular basis and "white roads" are quite normal. So we know what to expect and deal with it. However, the motorways seem to be a bit challenging. Some drivers seem to think they are just as safe and simple in snowy conditions as in the summertime. I've seen a few spins and last winter I was a couple of cars behind a very lucky Toyota pick-up driver who went off the E6 north off Oslo: he very nearly rolled, but escaped with a proper scare and his car smashed up by the wildlife fence...
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Sure is. Not only are the roads better, the distances are also shorter. Between Halden and Kirkenes (the endpoints of the Norwegian part of E6) the journey is about 600 km less when driving through Sweden and Finland. In addition to this the E6 also includes one ferry.
Where exactly?

Are there plans to build a tunnel/bridge to replace it?

Is there some publicly stated policy on criteria for ferry replacement?
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Where exactly?

Are there plans to build a tunnel/bridge to replace it?

Is there some publicly stated policy on criteria for ferry replacement?
In Nordland county, south of Narvik. There are proposals out there for a ferry-free link, but at the moment they aren't at an advanced stage of planning. Why? Well, the AADT isn't very high and the Tysfjord is very deep and fairly wide. All possible alternatives, a tunnel at a shallower point, a few bridge projects and even a road around the fjord will be very expensive. That is not to say it'll never happen - it's certainly feasible from a technological perpective - but I think it's unlikely in the near future. Then again, if regional projects get political traction in Norway, even the unlikely ones may happen...
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