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Old June 2nd, 2012, 12:15 AM   #1801
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Old June 4th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #1802
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Old June 6th, 2012, 03:10 AM   #1803
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Wow, this is the coolest ride!!!
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Old June 6th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #1804
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11 kilometers of full-standard motorway opened on E18 between Langangen in Telemark and Sky in Vestfold (part of mainroute Oslo-Kristiansand).
Video can be seen here: http://www.tu.no/bygg/2012/06/01/slik-blir-nye-e18
http://www.bygg.no/2012/06/90162.0

Two projects are still remaining until all of E18 through Vestfold has motorway standard in 2016.
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Old July 15th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #1805
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The Aftenposten newspaper has published a few driving videos on its web tv service. Quite interesting.

http://www.aftenposten.no/webtv/Fra-...u-6942543.html
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Old August 1st, 2012, 02:52 PM   #1806
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What Norwegian highway sections remain with a concrete surface? There's a stretch north of Gardermoen that I know of. Any new concrete roads in recent years?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 11:41 PM   #1807
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I don't think there has ever been a practice to pave Norwegian roads, certainly not motorways, with concrete. The Gardermoen-stretch is an exception, but I can't remember why (other that they couldn't bother to change it when the motorway was built).
They had a trial with "super-concrete" at E39 in Eidsvåg, Bergen some years ago, but it was later removed.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:32 PM   #1808
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I don't think there has ever been a practice to pave Norwegian roads, certainly not motorways, with concrete. The Gardermoen-stretch is an exception, but I can't remember why (other that they couldn't bother to change it when the motorway was built).
They had a trial with "super-concrete" at E39 in Eidsvåg, Bergen some years ago, but it was later removed.
I do not think concrete pavements in Norway would be any better success than in Finland. After several serious attempts and research projects, the idea has been abandoned in Finland. It is not possible to create a road base structure rigid enough, with reasonable costs, to survive the winter (or to be precise, the spring). The melting ice always causes some deformation to the base, thus cracking the inflexible concrete structure.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 03:21 PM   #1809
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In Sweden there are several stretches of concrete pavement on motorways. E4 north of Uppsala, E20 east of Eskilstuna and E6 in Halland.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 04:39 PM   #1810
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I don't think there has ever been a practice to pave Norwegian roads, certainly not motorways, with concrete. The Gardermoen-stretch is an exception, but I can't remember why (other that they couldn't bother to change it when the motorway was built).
They had a trial with "super-concrete" at E39 in Eidsvåg, Bergen some years ago, but it was later removed.
It was never common, but as I recall there were more of them 20+ years ago than now.

Looks like they abandoned the concept many years ago. I don't think they even make them inside tunnels any more, where concrete would seem to have even greater advantage given that it's incombustible, as apposed to asfalt which will burn at high temperatures. Frost and increased road noise wouldn't be a problem there either.
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Sh*t! What a calm, sunny beach I would have pooped myself if one of those waves had hit my car.

Btw very nice video.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 08:24 AM   #1812
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In Sweden there are several stretches of concrete pavement on motorways. E4 north of Uppsala, E20 east of Eskilstuna and E6 in Halland.
But not without problems in Sweden either: The newspaper Dagens Nyheter tells today that a 14 km long stretch of the northbound E4 at Uppsala will be closed for reparations for several weeks next Monday. The reason is the cracked concrete pavement.

The stretch was opened in 2007, and the pavement was expected to last 40 years. The whole stretch of 24 km will be repaired.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #1813
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Does anyone on here have any updated information about the Kvivsvegen project near Volda? I know the E39 will be rerouted. I know it'll slice about 30 minutes off the 6-7 journey from Bergen to Volda which is excellent news and also eliminate 1 ferry.

Are there any plans to build a tunnel between Utvik and Byrkkelo along the rv60 allowing people to eliminate a 2nd ferry between Bergen and Volda? Also, any plans to build a bridge across Innvikkfjorden between rv15 and rv 60 on the south side of the fjord? This tunnel and bridge would really bring down travel times!
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Old August 7th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #1814
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It was never common, but as I recall there were more of them 20+ years ago than now.

Looks like they abandoned the concept many years ago. I don't think they even make them inside tunnels any more, where concrete would seem to have even greater advantage given that it's incombustible, as apposed to asfalt which will burn at high temperatures. Frost and increased road noise wouldn't be a problem there either.
Way back some tunnels had concrete paving; E134 Røldal tunnel is among the longest (still mostly concrete). Other tunnels with concrete paving is E16 Flenja, and the short Rv15 Byrberget. Until recently 3 tunnels between Voss and Bergen (E16) had concrete paving. They has been resurfaced with asphalt due to several accidents (the surface had become very slippery, wich has been a problem in several tunnels. E139 had a strech i Ålesund paved with concrete in 1989. NPRA had several trails with concrete paving around 25 years ago due to two reasons; one was to try out concrete paving, the other main reason was the very high cost of asphalt at the dime due to the lack of competition. The first use of concrete paving is much older thou; it was some use of concrete paving before WWII, but it was considered to expansive.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #1815
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Does anyone on here have any updated information about the Kvivsvegen project near Volda? I know the E39 will be rerouted. I know it'll slice about 30 minutes off the 6-7 journey from Bergen to Volda which is excellent news and also eliminate 1 ferry.

Are there any plans to build a tunnel between Utvik and Byrkkelo along the rv60 allowing people to eliminate a 2nd ferry between Bergen and Volda? Also, any plans to build a bridge across Innvikkfjorden between rv15 and rv 60 on the south side of the fjord? This tunnel and bridge would really bring down travel times!
E39 Kvivsvegen is due to open september 22. The further alignment of E39 is not decided upon yet. Major works are planed for Fv60 and will be carried throe regardless of the future plans for E39.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 12:57 PM   #1816
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Does anyone on here have any updated information about the Kvivsvegen project near Volda? I know the E39 will be rerouted. I know it'll slice about 30 minutes off the 6-7 journey from Bergen to Volda which is excellent news and also eliminate 1 ferry.

Are there any plans to build a tunnel between Utvik and Byrkkelo along the rv60 allowing people to eliminate a 2nd ferry between Bergen and Volda? Also, any plans to build a bridge across Innvikkfjorden between rv15 and rv 60 on the south side of the fjord? This tunnel and bridge would really bring down travel times!
The Norwegian Road Administration has an ongoing project to draw concepts on how to create a ferry-free E39 transport corridor from Kristiansand to Trondheim.

There are still eight ferry connections after the opening of Kvisvegen. In the earlier research, three of those have been seen as a mission impossible to be replaced as fixed links because of technical reasons: Boknafjorden and Bjørnafjorden are wide, and Sognefjorden is deep. The cases have been reopened to find new creative concepts, like an sub-sea "bridge", which actually is a big floating tube anchored to the seabed.

What comes to crossing Nordfjord, it is the easiest part of the project. The current alternatives are all based on suspension bridges with the span of about 1.2 kilometres, thus comparable to Hardangerbrua. The proposed locations are close to the current Lote-Anda ferry, and close to Byrkjelo. The latter ones most probably would need improving the current road over Utvikfjellet.

A good summary from last January: http://www.vegvesen.no/Vegprosjekter...ts=1350fe62b08
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Old August 9th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #1817
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Old August 14th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #1818
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The construction of the Vågstrand Tunnel along the E136 will likely begin in september. The new 3665 meter long tunnel will bypass a narrow and substandard section along the Romsdalfjord.

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Is E16 already signed east of Oslo? I noticed RV2 will be upgraded, but RV200 from Kongsvinger to the Swedish border is rather substandard for an E-road, with often no two lanes, but just a single carriageway with no center markings dividing directions. I know some E-roads in the mountains and the far north are also substandard in this aspect, but this area around Kongsvinger isn't as mountainous or challenging.

By the way, connecting Swedish LV239 carries only 550 vehicles per day near the Norwegian border.
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No, I don't think they've started the signing yet. Eitherway, it would be reasonable to upgrade the whole stretch towards the Swedish border, I understand that they prioritize the current Rv2 instead. When Kløfta - Kongsvinger is done, they can start with Konsvinger - Sweden.
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