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Old June 9th, 2015, 07:06 AM   #2421
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Stockholm ring road

The Stockholm Ring Road (Swedish: Stockholms ringled) is a half-completed ring road around central Stockholm, Sweden. As of 2015, three quarters of the ring road is now built.
The tunnels of Södra and Norra länken form the longest urban motorway tunnel system in Europe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_ring_road


There are four distinct sections of the planned ring road around Stockholm, of which three are completed and one is under consideration.

Essingeleden - a motorway that goes from Solna to Stockholm, crossing the westmost parts of central Stockholm, by going over Kungsholmen, Lilla Essingen, and Stora Essingen. Essingeleden has three bridges – Fredhällsbron (270 m), Essingebron (470 m), and Gröndalsbron (460 m) – and one tunnel, Fredhällstunneln (210 m), which is one of the busiest tunnels in Europe. The road is part of European route E4 and E20, and is the busiest road in Sweden, with about 150,000 vehicles per day. In August 2007 this has increased to 170,000 cars per day, because Essingeleden is the only road through central Stockholm that is exempt from the Stockholm congestion tax, and because of repairs of the main road through the inner city. This has caused big traffic jams on Essingeleden and Södra länken.
The western section — completion of various stages between 1966 and 1971.



Norra länken (The northern link) is a motorway in Stockholm, between Norrtull and Karlberg, where it connects to Essingeleden. The road is part of European route E4 and E20 and the incomplete Stockholm ring road.
The northern section. A short section opened in 1991, construction of the rest halted in 1997, construction resumed 2006–2007, and the road tunnel was opened in 2014.



Södra länken (The southern link)/National road 75 (Riksväg 75) - a motorway connecting Essingeleden (E4, E20), Stockholm with Värmdöleden (county road 222), Nacka. Södra länken is 6 km in length, of which 4.7 km is in tunnels. This makes it the second longest urban motorway tunnel in Europe after Madrid M30 orbital motorway. The tunnel is 4 lanes wide each way at its widest point (total 8 lanes). The road has the designation national road 75 (Riksväg 75).
The southern section. A short section opened 1973, inauguration of the completed road 2004.

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Österleden (the East Route) - the eastern section. The planning process of this section was cancelled in 1997. A new feasibility study completed in 2006, second study in 2015. Estimates for construction start in 2020 and completion in 2030.

More information: Vägverket/The Swedish Road Administration, Trafikverket/The Swedish Transport Administration, Stockholm Ring Road.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:58 AM   #2422
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Förbifart Stockholm/Stockholm Bypass (U/C)

Förbifart Stockholm (Stockholm Bypass) will be an express highway between the E 4/E 20 at Kungens Kurva in the south of Stockholm and the E 4 at Häggvik north of Stockholm. Most of this bypass, more than 17 out of 21 kilometers, is planned to pass through underground tunnels. The Swedish government decided on September 3, 2009 to permit the construction of Förbifart Stockholm according to the proposal by the Swedish Road Administration.
The bypass will become the world's longest tunnel in the proximity of a city. 140,000 vehicles per day are expected to use the bypass, up to 65 meters below the land surface and the lake Mälaren. The projected cost for the project is estimated to 27.6 billion (short scale) SEK (2009 value). Construction began in August 2014 but was stopped for political reasons soon after but restarted early 2015 and is expected to take eight years to complete.

Some maps and schemes of the future world's longest tunnel in the proximity of a city:

Stockohlm bypass (larger semi-circle) and The Stockholm Ring Road (minor semi-circle)

http://www.trafikverket.se/Om-Trafik...bypass-needed/


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More information: Vägverket/The Swedish Road Administration, Trafikverket/The Swedish Transport Administration, Förbifart Stockholm (Stockholm Bypass)
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Old June 9th, 2015, 12:56 PM   #2423
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Meanwhile, Greens in Helsinki have postponed half of the planned two short tunnels connecting the "Ring 0" in Pasila to E18 and E75 or widening cheaply to 3+3 the 2+2-roads with up to 90 000 ADT to 2035-2045 (!), and the rest, like Ring 2 or the Central tunnel, are completely out of plans now. So jealous with those ambitious plans in Stockholm that indeed are/will be constructed!

Though, I think it's a bit of wasting money building Förbifart mostly in tunnels in mostly forest area, though it is ok if the forests have environmental value.

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Old June 9th, 2015, 05:27 PM   #2424
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Meanwhile, Greens in Helsinki have postponed half of the planned two short tunnels connecting the "Ring 0" in Pasila to E18 and E75 or widening cheaply to 3+3 the 2+2-roads with up to 90 000 ADT to 2035-2045 (!), and the rest, like Ring 2 or the Central tunnel, are completely out of plans now. So jealous with those ambitious plans in Stockholm that indeed are/will be constructed!

Though, I think it's a bit of wasting money building Förbifart mostly in tunnels in mostly forest area, though it is ok if the forests have environmental value.
They actually did the same in sweden back in december/january I think it was.
Bypasses should actually be priority around many cities because you get rid of the heavy traffic and people in the city can actually enjoy their cities.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:00 PM   #2425
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So jealous with those ambitious plans in Stockholm that indeed are/will be constructed!
Then again, one way to put it is that Stockholm totally lacks any equivalent of Helsinki's Ring III. Förbifarten will make it but half a century later.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #2426
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Then again, one way to put it is that Stockholm totally lacks any equivalent of Helsinki's Ring III. Förbifarten will make it but half a century later.
Ring III luckily should get it's final improvement in the middle section with ADT 100 000 upgraded to motorway standards and widened - but that's it. In Stockholm you have projects like the completed southern ring, Norra Länken, and then you have Centralbron etc.

And of course, we Finns are always jealous of Sweden

Radical Red-Greens make a majority in Helsinki city council... I don't think it is like that in Stockholm, or is it nowadays?
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Old June 10th, 2015, 12:42 AM   #2427
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Stockohlm bypass (larger semi-circle) and The Stockholm Ring Road (minor semi-circle)

http://www.trafikverket.se/Om-Trafik...bypass-needed/
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Green shows the Stockholm Bypass which in my opinion is slightly misplaced. And hence should not be built.

I would also look into the possibility of a third semi-circle ring.

The green shows the possibility of building it as a full circle. However, I doubt that would ever be needed. For a full circle to be needed the city would have to expand a lot into those areas. Even if this third ring would not be needed for 50 years. I would reserve the area so it would be occupied by something else in the mean time.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 04:26 PM   #2428
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Road classification map

Inspired by this post in the New motorways projects thread I figured it would be neat with a map showing motorways, expressways, 2+1-roads, etc of Sweden. Making one for all of Sweden will take time though, but I gave it a try for my county of Östergötland.


Click for full (~5000 px)

Roads are classified by their type and configuration, as listed below (and in Swedish on the map).

Always grade-separated:
  • Motorway (always 2+2 or better)
  • Expressway (2+2)
  • Expressway (2+1)
  • Expressway
May have at-grade intersections:
  • National road (2+2)
  • National road (2+1)
  • National road
  • County road (2+2)
  • County road (2+1)
  • County road
  • Road (2+2)
  • Road (2+1)
  • Road

(Data adapted and extended from Lantmäteriet's open data)
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Old June 10th, 2015, 06:17 PM   #2429
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E4 Stockholm Bypass

A 1.3 billion SEK (€ 140 million) contract has been awarded to Skanska to construct the Kungens Kurva interchange in southern Stockholm. This is where the bypass will branch off of E4 coming from the south.

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Made another one, for Stockholm this time. If you spot any errors, let me know.

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Old June 15th, 2015, 12:13 AM   #2431
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The northbound lanes on the E6 between tpl Rebbelberga and tpl Hjärnarp recently got a new layer of asphalt. Black as night and a dream to drive on!

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Looking at this photo you might think that there is heavy traffic on the E4, but traffic is quite sparse with clusters of vehicles passing by.



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Old June 17th, 2015, 02:35 AM   #2433
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And there are a lot of cars with German plates at that motorway. You can see a few at the pictures. Specially at summer a lot of German cars are driving at that motorway
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Old June 17th, 2015, 08:31 AM   #2434
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And there are a lot of cars with German plates at that motorway. You can see a few at the pictures. Specially at summer a lot of German cars are driving at that motorway
Yes, the germans appreciate the nature and silence of Scandinavia. Germans on vacation are everywhere in Europe, they can reach the mediterranean within a day´s drive. German drivers are used to the demanding offensive driving in continental europe like heavy traffic and high speeds. Swedish motorists are more hesitant about driving abroad.

A lot of the trucks, that I saw were from Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Slovakia. I dont think they haul anything from those countries. Its more likely that they drive locally within Sweden, the drivers are guestworkers here.

It is cheaper to hire a trucking company from eastern europe to haul something in Sweden, but what about the profit for the swedish trucking industry? it's called social dumping. Also do you think that truckers from Lithuania or Slovakia meet the requirements needed to drive here as much as swedish truckers do ?


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Foreign drivers are allowed to haul freight in another country, the legal maximum is 3 operations in a 7-day period. It's called cabotage.

This regulation is probably violated a lot. There is very limited capacity to enforce it.

The United States does not allow cabotage of any kind. A Canadian trucker can only haul freight from Canada to the U.S. or from the U.S. to Canada. A Canadian trucker cannot haul freight within the United States.
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Foreign drivers are allowed to haul freight in another country, the legal maximum is 3 operations in a 7-day period. It's called cabotage.
Even so, before therese 3 operations the vehicle must bring something to the country in question from an another country. Of course this is also hard to enforce.

On the other hand, EU plans to lift all cabotage regulations alltogether. In the name of "free movement".
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There is growing opposition to the plan to scrap cabotage regulation all together, mainly to protect the domestic trucking market. The Dutch government also changed from a yea to nay a few years ago.

Inspection agencies are woefully understaffed to do any meaningful enforcement of trucking safety and regulations, ranging from the technical condition of trucks, hours of service, overweight trucking or illegal cabotage.
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There is growing opposition to the plan to scrap cabotage regulation all together, mainly to protect the domestic trucking market. The Dutch government also changed from a yea to nay a few years ago.

Inspection agencies are woefully understaffed to do any meaningful enforcement of trucking safety and regulations, ranging from the technical condition of trucks, hours of service, overweight trucking or illegal cabotage.
Apparently this is even harder in the NL than Sweden (let alone Finland), given the geographic situation, size of the country and the amount of traffic in transit.
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Apparently this is even harder in the NL than Sweden (let alone Finland), given the geographic situation, size of the country and the amount of traffic in transit.
I think the opposite, the limited geography of the NL and dense traffic concentrated to a smaller area makes truck inspection more effective. One truck inspection station in NL can stop a lot more trucks than it would be able to do in Sweden.

Eastern european trucking prefer Scandinavia because here distances are much longer, traffic volumes are lower, more available parking and safer rest areas, there is plenty of space and many alternative routes.

It is probably easier to make money here than on the congested motorways of the NL.

I dont think I have seen any stationary truck inspection station at all in Sweden.
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Foreign drivers are allowed to haul freight in another country, the legal maximum is 3 operations in a 7-day period. It's called cabotage.

This regulation is probably violated a lot. There is very limited capacity to enforce it.

The United States does not allow cabotage of any kind. A Canadian trucker can only haul freight from Canada to the U.S. or from the U.S. to Canada. A Canadian trucker cannot haul freight within the United States.
Rules against cabotage are so bad, it means you end up with empty trucks driving around

Surely the rules for foreign drivers of EU countries should just be harmonised (they aren't already ? LOL)
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