Sweco has been selected by Statens vegvesen to plan construction of one of Norway’s longest tunnels, located in the Telemark region. The value of the contract is nearly SEK 40 million.
“This is an important road project in the heart of Telemark. We look forward to developing a solution that increases traffic safety, shortens travel time and reduces environmental impact,” say Tron Kjølhamar, President of Sweco Norway.
Sweco’s assignment includes planning of a 9km long tunnel on Road E134. The company will contribute specialists such as geotechnical engineers, geologists, environmental experts and design engineers. As a result of the road project, the current hilly stretch of 23kms will be reduced to a straight and even distance of 12km.
Planning and design work will begin immediately and the finished road is expected to open for traffic in 2018.