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Studies for selection of the route and cross section were finalized in 2010 and the subsequent external quality assurance process in 2012. The Stad Ship Tunnel will be 1.7 kilometres in length, 50 metres high and 36 metres wide. Ships the size of the Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) will be able to navigate through the tunnel. Estimated building time is 3 - 4 years, with a projected cost of approximately 293 million Euro.
“Improvements to the infrastructure will ensure that the nation has easier and safer daily travel, reduced travelling time, increased mobility and will as a result be more competitive. None of us knows what the future will bring, but we are making sure that we are ready for whatever comes. This is the reason why we are proposing to use 1 064 billion kroner over the next 12 years on modernising the infrastructure and on the development of safer, more efficient and greener transport solutions”, says Minister of Transport Ketil Solvik-Olsen.
– The Norwegian Government wants to make it easier for Norwegians to put innovative technologies to use in their daily lives. Digitalization within the transport sector is providing many exciting opportunities of that kind. The development and implementation of assisted driving is already making our roads safer. Further development and real-world use of such systems will probably prevent accidents and make our roads even safer. Laws and regulations should promote innovation while ensuring safety, trafficability, data security and data privacy, said Norwegian Minister of Transport Ketil Solvik-Olsen.
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