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Old January 23rd, 2011, 01:42 PM   #1221
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I'm pretty sure the prices are yearly, not monthly... thankfully. :-)
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 07:21 PM   #1222
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Are you talking about monthly rates here? €300 - €400+ per month for car insurance only would be totally insane imo.
Who pays their car insurance monthly?
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 07:37 PM   #1223
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I do, it's quite normal in the Netherlands to pay these things monthly. You're also not getting your paycheck just once per year, do you?
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 07:52 PM   #1224
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Are you talking about monthly rates here? €300 - €400+ per month for car insurance only would be totally insane imo.
I know that Norway isn't cheap, but I don't think it's that expensive
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 08:09 PM   #1225
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Not much happening on this thread lately I guess... :-/
Most Norwegians seem to post in the national thread instead:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...5#post70838105
(but even there the activity is low)
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Hi all,
My 2nd question is, anyone have any good tips on cheap car insurance? I know that "cheap" and "Norway" don't sometimes go together real well, but want to get a sense of what realistic prices my wife and I can expect to pay. Again, I am "hearing" that around NOK 10.000 a year is normal. Is this a right amount or is it off? What are some reputable Norwegian companies that charge decent rates?
I have never paid that much, and I have had fairly big cars which I generally drive 20 000 km or more. Currently I believe I pay around 5000- But then I have 75 % off due to my good driving record. Note however, that insurance prices depend on a lot of different factors.

Generally, having a car is incredibly expensive in Norway, however, insurance is not that much more than in other countries I have lived in. Try Codan ( http://www.codanforsikring.no/ ). They have almost always offered me the best rates.
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Thirdly, how will the insurance companies look at me in terms of rates? Will they take my 1 year driving in the UK(the time I've had my British licence, but drove the legal year before that on my Californian license) into account since Norway is part of the EEA? Is there anyway that they can take my California driving record into account(15 years of no accidents, and only 1 speeding ticket).

Appreciate any info. :-)
This is an extremely importan point in terms of rates. With no driving record you start with 20 % reduction from the "full price". It takes several years to earn 75 % like I have. Hence, you should get your UK and US insurance company to write a letter confirming your driving record. In my personal experience this is enough, go shopping to another insurance company if the first one is difficult. Once your driving record is accepted by one company, it will be accepted by all others. Small speed offences do not count.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #1226
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Who pays their car insurance monthly?

I pay montly about 650NOK :-)
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Old January 27th, 2011, 11:05 AM   #1227
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And Katia, do you have a good driver discount, and what size car do you drive? Is NOK 650 per month a "normal" insurance amount?
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Old January 27th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #1228
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650 Noorse kronen (NOK) = 82,2513334 euro's

I pay for my Opel Tigra-B TwinTop: € 55,- monthly (in the Netherlands).
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Old January 28th, 2011, 01:48 AM   #1229
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And Katia, do you have a good driver discount, and what size car do you drive? Is NOK 650 per month a "normal" insurance amount?
I have a BMW 118d (2009) 70% discount in Sparebank1. I think its OK deal.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 01:36 PM   #1230
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New glomma bridge at 4:14
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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #1231
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Hi guys, does anyone know if the E16 extension to Sweden has happened? It goes, AFAICS, from Hønefoss, via the Rv35 to the E6, then Rv2 and Rv200 to the border (rather than the E18-Rv190-E6-Rv2-Rv200 route that http://e16.se has).

Also, is the leftover Hønefoss-Oslo section to be renumbered (say as an extension of Rv7)?
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Old February 17th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #1232
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The answer to the first question is no. There has to be an application to the AGR first, which I don't think has been sent yet. The Kløfta - Kongsvinger project is still refered to by the road authiorities as Rv2.

To the second question, it will probably still be signposted as E16, but as a sidearm. This is due to a more or less political project for connecting all the biggest cities by E-routes.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #1233
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IceCheese, thanks for your answers - that's what I had suspected, but didn't have confirmed.
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There has to be an application to the AGR first, which I don't think has been sent yet.
I only asked the question because it's been approved - and expected to enter into force 2 months ago. First it was proposed and approved (page 10 and Annex II); and then a year later, you get the following (page 9) being said: "The amendments proposed by Hungary, Norway-Sweden and Turkey approved in Annex II to document ECE/TRANS/SC.1/388 are expected to enter into force on 15 December 2010."
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Old February 17th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #1234
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IceCheese, thanks for your answers - that's what I had suspected, but didn't have confirmed.
I only asked the question because it's been approved - and expected to enter into force 2 months ago. First it was proposed and approved (page 10 and Annex II); and then a year later, you get the following (page 9) being said: "The amendments proposed by Hungary, Norway-Sweden and Turkey approved in Annex II to document ECE/TRANS/SC.1/388 are expected to enter into force on 15 December 2010."
Well, then, I have to recheck my sources!
I thought after reading the national transportation plan that the process would be a bit lengthy, but I guess it weren't. But I found an other document now conserning an other part of E16, dated from February 7th, where they refer to the renumbering. Basicly the document states they don't expect any significant change in traffic numbers, but as a bi-sentence it says:

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Omnummereringen kan bli gjennomført i 2011
So the renumbering seems to be imminent!

Source: http://www.vegvesen.no/_attachment/197069/binary/383502
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Old February 17th, 2011, 01:50 AM   #1235
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Do we really need more E-roads? Imo, they should focus on fixing all substandard parts on the existing E-roads, both in Norway and in Sweden before deciding for new ones. There should be a minimum requirement width set to 8m for E-roads, which shouldn't be too unrealistic or unprofitable since E-roads are important transit roads.

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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #1236
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It's probably time to introduce a new lettering to separate E16s from E16w when they split to southbound and westbound route by Hønefoss then? Having 3 directions on E16 may be quite confusing i think.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 10:49 AM   #1237
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Fv557 Bergen Ringroad west, step 2 starts construction

Opening in summer 2015. It will be a 3,8km continuation of motorway-tunnel going north from first
building step aswell as connecting ramps in the south and junction with Rv555(Sotra Motorway)
and local road in the northern end. Bergen Ringroad west is divided into 3 building steps
and will be a 10km motorway with 2 long twin-tube tunnels connecting Rv555 and Rv580(Airport road.)




Sandeide, Connection with tunnel in step 1.


Liavatnet, Junction with Rv555. This will be the first fully grade-free junction between 2 motorways in Norway.

It may also be the first county road in Norway with motorway status, although we never seem to
know in advance whether motorway signs will be used or not in this country. I guess it will have 80km/h limit either way.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 12:39 PM   #1238
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There should be a minimum requirement width set to 8m for E-roads, which shouldn't be too unrealistic or unprofitable since E-roads are important transit roads.
The minimum standard set for European Routes in Norway is 8,5 meters. But when you use under 4 billion a year on new roads it will actually take forever to upgrade the whole network. Especially since new roads are only designed for 20 years a time, with a very low growth. Which means that many new roads is outdated after 15 years. In my opinion most of the current European Routes in Norway should have a minimum standard of 11,5 meters. As in a such standard.
1,5+3,75+1+3,75+1,5


With the rest (read Northern Norway) a 9 meter standard.
1+3,5+3,5+1
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Old February 24th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #1239
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Bridge-concepts for E39 Sognefjord crossing:

3,7km span suspension bridge:


Floating potong bridge, 70m tall:


Pipe bridge:

(Illustration is wrong since it will require dual tubes for safety.)

Or a combination of these concepts.

Article(Norwegian):
http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/n...dane/1.7520660
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Old February 24th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #1240
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Bridge-concepts for E39 Sognefjord crossing:

3,7km span suspension bridge:


Floating potong bridge, 70m tall:


Pipe bridge:

(Illustration is wrong since it will require dual tubes for safety.)

Or a combination of these concepts.

Article(Norwegian):
http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/n...dane/1.7520660
The worst thing is that I don't think these ideas are as far-fetched as they seem, even though we're not talking huge AADT figures. The idea of a ferry-free E39 is important to many Western Norwegian politicians, and it seems to have at least some support even in the Oslo bureaucracy. Interesting, even though I believe there are quite a few more worthwhile projects to spend billions on...
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