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Old June 23rd, 2011, 03:56 PM   #1441
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I don't get why they won't build full standard motorway while at it. Seems like they're creating some true traffic knots with some of those roundabouts.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 11:35 AM   #1442
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IceCheese this is Norway, who knows what or why such daft decisions are made.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #1443
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Also, this isn't really a bypass.

The stupidity in Norwegian road planning is not the fact that they build sub/mixed-standard roads. It's the underlying regulations and rules that gives us wonderful three-lane roads and roundabouts where everyone knows that there should be motorway standard and grade separated junctions, because the traffic volume eventually will demand it.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #1444
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Some days old, but Høyre wants to lower the AaDT needed to build motorways from 12 000 to 8 000.

It's better than today, but still far away from ambitious.

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Old June 26th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #1445
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Gudbrandsdalen / E6 continue to be closed, however. Here is an image from yesterday:
And I keep getting told that owning vehicles from North America isn't that great, numbers wise. The owner of that Chevy/GMC is gonna need to get the diff oil replaced after driving in that.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #1446
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There are quite a few American vehicles, mainly the the drivng wheel on the left hand side in the UK. There are Ford Expeditions or something like that that are right hand drive though
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Old June 26th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #1447
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I don't think he was asking for Britain, but yeah we see some American vehicles around, especially in farm-dominated lands as the picture from the Gudbrandsdalen-area shows.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #1448
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And I keep getting told that owning vehicles from North America isn't that great, numbers wise. The owner of that Chevy/GMC is gonna need to get the diff oil replaced after driving in that.
Luckily these conditions are not normal on Norwegian highways...

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Some days old, but Høyre wants to lower the AaDT needed to build motorways from 12 000 to 8 000.

It's better than today, but still far away from ambitious.

That map seems more like a summary of the situation today rather than a projection for 2023. Nothing is new under the sun. For the construction of new roads the 30 years perspective (i.e. 2041) is relevant in Norway. I.e., 8000 AADT will cover larger parts of the network then what is shown here.

I guess this would be an improvment, but Høyre should start looking at connections at a national level as well, just like FrP (which in many other areas are quite irresponsible, IMO). Then new connections should not necessarily be built where the traffic is highest today, but where the routes are most suitable for connecting the different regions of (southern) Norway together.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 12:03 AM   #1449
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So much for barriers...

http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/n...elag/1.7667051
A wheel on the trailer punctured and the trailer went right through the barrier who is supposed to withstand cars hitting it in 150 km/h.
That's just beside where I live!

But, it's a miracle we got center barriers at this stretch at all. In the middle of the 2000s they built a new stretch of E6 just here, but center barriers where initially planned for just half the stretch (the four-line stretch). Luckily, the transport minister decided to build the whole stretch with center barriers after all (http://nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nrk_t...g/3819750.html).
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Old July 7th, 2011, 06:18 PM   #1450
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Study for roads in Kristiansand recommends a new 4-lane expressway bypass aswell as new airport road and extension of Fv456 Expressway:


http://www.vegvesen.no/_attachment/239317/binary/443148
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Old July 25th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #1451
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A Romanian guy is visiting Norway these days. Here is a nice video made by him on Norwegian roads:


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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:40 AM   #1452
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^ Fv64 Atlanterhavsvegen - also one of the national tourist routes

After terror attacks highways are back to normal, even the 4-lane road Ring1 passing under government block open again for traffic.

Temporary E16 passing Utavika across the sound from Utøya is open, but still recommended to avoid. Bad luck for this important highway, first the collapse of Nestunnel on the expressway (will open fully rehabilitated next year.) then rockslides on the only alternative road before the attacks again closed it.

Border checks are no longer strict. Untill monday every car was checked and passengers questioned making bordercrossing a delay for hours during peak.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 11:16 AM   #1453
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^ Fv64 Atlanterhavsvegen - also one of the national tourist routes
And one of the few toll roads in the area where they removed the toll when the route was paid for; it was also paid off about 5 years earlier than expected.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 11:28 AM   #1454
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Some pictures from my holiday a month ago.

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Old August 16th, 2011, 11:11 AM   #1455
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A couple of aerial photographies from Statens Vegvesen of the project:

Western part / Møllenberg tunnel entrance:

Eastern part / Strindheim tunnel entrances and the 3-level intersection:
Reposting these from the local forum. It's part of Trondheims Northern expressway.

In other news: Vegvesen has made a recommendation for Rv35 from E134 to Jevnaker - the road is nicknamed Ring4 - since it works as a bypass off for Oslo area. Suggestion is to build a 4-lane motorway (100km/h) From E134) - Vikersund and 2/3-lanes (90km/h) Vikersund - E16. Widening of joint section with E16 to 4-lanes (80km/h) and from E16 to Jevnaker 2/3-lanes (90km/h):
http://www.vegvesen.no/_attachment/253406/binary/454016
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Old August 16th, 2011, 03:08 PM   #1456
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In other news: Vegvesen has made a recommendation for Rv35 from E134 to Jevnaker - the road is nicknamed Ring4 - since it works as a bypass off for Oslo area. Suggestion is to build a 4-lane motorway (100km/h) From E134) - Vikersund and 2/3-lanes (90km/h) Vikersund - E16. Widening of joint section with E16 to 4-lanes (80km/h) and from E16 to Jevnaker 2/3-lanes (90km/h):
http://www.vegvesen.no/_attachment/253406/binary/454016
Nice, I drove that route from end to end this summer, and it seems as road with potential, but terribly outdated. The worst part is from north/east of Jevnaker to common stretch with Rv4, but it may be an other plan fixing that?

There should also be a new shortcut from Maura to Råholt, making it more attractive for people on their way to E6 northwards, and opposite.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #1457
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A far outer bypass of the whole Oslo Region is a good idea. There are plans for a similar approach here in Sweden as well with Riksväg 55 from Uppsala to Norrköping bypassing the Stockholm region ( http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riksväg_55 ).
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Old August 16th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #1458
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A far outer bypass of the whole Oslo Region is a good idea. There are plans for a similar approach here in Sweden as well with Riksväg 55 from Uppsala to Norrköping bypassing the Stockholm region ( http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riksväg_55 ).

What is needed is a new (RING 4) around Oslo, similar to that in Berlin or other major cities in Europe .... but this is never going to happen: (

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Old August 20th, 2011, 02:34 AM   #1459
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At least plans are made that are more less sensibel around Oslo. In my part of the world, politicians still believe having the main road straight through the every small village is a good thing. A new E6 straight through Oppdal was recently approved (a block or so from the old). Now villagers in Berkåk (E6, http://rennebu.arbeiderparti.no/-/bu...entrum?ref=mst ) and Alvdal (rv 3, http://www.ostlendingen.no/nyheter/n...rv-3-1.6336907) is fighting to get a similar deal. The worst part is that they probably get their will.

At least there is some decent scenery when driving in Norway. This guy moved from Bergen to Trondheim and filmed the entire van drive:


He filmed a lot of the scenery as he drove along, but quite frankly that is a lot more interesting than the Norwegian roads anyway.

The guy seems to have chosen E16 to Lærdal, crossing Sognefjorden with a ferry to Kaupanger and then taking rv 55 (Sognefjellet) to Lom and then E6 nortwards. That is a doable with a van during summer. However, with a smaller car a ferry free and more interesting alternative would be to continue from Lærdal towards Øvre Årdal and then take the spectacular, steep, winding and very narrow Tindevegen....

Both Sognefjellet and Tindevegen is closed during winter, btw, and at least the latter should not be attempted with any longer vehicle.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 02:51 AM   #1460
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