The project E18 Varodd bridge is situated on the E18 just east of the centre of Kristiansand and it crosses Topdalsfjorden. The new bridge (Varodd bridge south) shall be constructed as a cantilever bridge (FFB) and it shall be constructed between the two existing bridges, which are a suspension bridge from 1956 (Varodd bridge (1956)) and a cantilever bridge from 1994 (Varodd bridge (1994)). A new foot and cycle path system shall also be constructed and Varodd bridge (1956) shall be demolished. The new Varodd bridge south must first be built with a reduced cross section on part of the length, and then completed after that Varodd bridge (1956) has been demolished.
The E18 must maintain its dual carriageway throughout the construction site area for the entire construction period. A foot and cycle path system shall also be maintained throughout the entire construction period.
The current E18 has an annual daily traffic count of approx. 50 000.
This is a model based assignment in accordance with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's hand book R760.
Brief description of the assignment:
— Alteration, new construction of the E18 eastbound and westbound lanes with the adjoining local roads/ramps, including signs, water and sewage and electro.
— Footpath systems locally at Søm and Varodd, including signs, water and sewage and electro.
— Terrain measures for the construction of roads and bridges, including dry walls of natural stone.
— Construction of Varodd bridge south.
— Construction of 3 foot/cycle path bridges: Varodden, Sømslandet down and Sømslandet up.
— Alterations to a culvert in Narviga: Varen.
— Alterations to covers, railings, signs and lighting on Varodd bridge (1994).
— Demolition of Varodd bridge (1956), culvert at Søm and steps to Vardåsen.
— Alterations of municipal water and sewage installations at Søm.
— Construction of noise reduction screen.
The assignment is for the construction of a new town bridge in the centre of Flekkefjord in Vest-Agder. The bridge is approx. 40 m long. The contract mainly includes; demolition of the existing bridge from 1950, construction and removal of a temporary bridge/diversion road, work on the new steel town bridge, adjoining roads and installations, as well as the re-establishment of Apotekerhagen etc. The annual daily traffic count is approx. 9 500, with seasonal variations up to approx. 13 000 — 14 000 vehicles a day in the summer.
National road 36 Skyggestein — Skjelbredstrand is a part of the Town Package Grenland phase 1. The project is fully financed by the government.
The project's extent:
— 3,5 km new 3 lane H5 road, through forest (which has been cut down) and cultural landscape.
— 1,6 km improvements to an existing road as well as the construction of a new foot and cycle path from Geiteryggen and further along county road 353.
— 8 concrete constructions. 3 bridges (240 m, 126 m and 80 m), 2 environment tunnels (90 m and 30 m), one foot/cycle path culvert and two stream culverts.
— 2 roundabouts shall be constructed, 2 T-junctions and 1 X-junction.
— As well as minor alterations and alterations to the existing road network.
Currently National Road 23 is a national road that connects the E6 in Akershus with the E18 in Buskerud and relieves Oslo of through traffic. Regionally the road is an important connection between Drammen and several urban locations on Hurumlandet. The section of road has been undergoing engineering design, construction and improvement after the Parliament undertook the expansion of the Oslo Fjord connection in 1996.
The existing national Road 23 between Linnes and Kjellstad does not satisfy applicable national roads requirements with the current volume of traffic. Neither the road width, curvature, exits, crossing solutions or speed limits are satisfactory. Local traffic and through traffic are creating environmental and traffic safety problems for residents along the stretch.
In 2007 the municipal sector plan for the main roads system for outer Lier was approved. The municipal sector plan recommended a route for National Road 23 from Linnes via Amtmannsvingen to E18, with a complete crossing at Lierstranda/Strandbrua. This has now been discarded and the Contracting Authority is looking for a solution where National Road 23 goes directly up to the E18 from Linnes, and to a possible tunnel portal in Lianåsen.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration wants to start municipal sector plan work for the new National Road. 23 on the stretch Linnes — E18 — Lianåsen. The new National Road 23 shall be planned as a 4 lane road. The objective of the municipal sector plan is to undertake a road corridor and junction placement for the stretch from Linnes to the junction with E18 and further to the tunnel portal in Lianåsen.
There are several major review underway in the vicinity of the plan area. A fjord town is planned at Lierstranda. Vestre Viken plans a new regional hospital at Brakerøya and The Norwegian National Rail Administration is reviewing the possibility for closure of Brakerøya and Lier stations.
Project E18 Varodd Bridge is located on the E18 just east of central Kristiansand,
crosses over Topdalsfjorden. New bridge (Varodd Bridge south) shall be performed as a stand-up construction bridge (FFB), and will be built between the two existing bridges, which is a suspension bridge 1956 (Varodd Bridge (1956)) and a free-construction bridge from 1994 (Varodd Bridge (1994) ). It will also be built a new pedestrian and cycle system, and Varodd Bridge (1956) will be demolished. The new Varodd Bridge south must first be built with reduced cross-section of a portion of the length, then completed after Varodd Bridge (1956) is torn.
There is no requirement to maintain 4 lane on the E18 through the construction site throughout
construction period. It should also be maintained footpaths cycle system throughout the construction period.
Today's E18 has an ADT of about 50000.
This is a model-based assignments according to NPRA Manual R760.
Brief summary of the mission:
• Rebuilding, construction of E18 eastbound and westbound run with adjoining
local roads / ramps incl. sign, VA and electro.
• Footpath systems locally on Sewing & TA incl. Sign, VA and electro.
• Terrain Measures in connection with the construction of roads and bridges, including dry walls of
• Construction of Varodd Bridge south.
• Construction of 3 GS bridges: TA, Sømslandet down and Sømslandet up.
• Reconstruction of a culvert in Narviga: Item.
• Reconstruction of pavement, guardrails, signs and lighting on Varodd Bridge (1994).
• Demolition of Varodd Bridge (1956), culvert on Sewing and staircase to Vardåsen.
• Rebuilding of municipal sewage plant on Sewing
• Construction of noise barrier
The project concerns:
Widening of the E16 with one lane, total length approximately 400-500m.
Construction of approximately 70m new county
Construction of 2 x bus bays including shelters
Construction of about 160 m gs-veg
The following road elements will be highlighted:
E16, bus bays, gs-road and intersection
Excavation of approximately 400 trench for the restructuring of high-voltage cable
Removal of automatic speed cameras approximately 200-250m south
The assignment is for construction of new Bybrua in Flekkefjord in Vest-Agder, bridge is approximately 40m long. The contract contained mainly; Demolition of the existing bridge from 1950, the construction and removal of temporary bridge / bypass road, working with new Bybrua steel, adjacent roads and facilities, as well as resettlement of Pharmacies Hagen mm. ADT is approximately 9500 with seasonal variations up to about 13000-14000 cars a day in summer.
Competition for the construction of ca.800 meter pedestrian and cycle path / sidewalk and municipal VA on and along fv.602 Lisleherad road in Notodden Municipality.
A large part of this pedestrian and cycle project includes rehabilitation / construction of a new sewage system in the area. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration is the builder for both gs-road / pavement and municipal VA but Notodden municipality has its own personnel are following up VAarbeidene.
It is partly limited space in the area, making it possible for
contractor to shut county road during parts of the works. Further guidance is given in D1 chapter.
It will be built a new storm water system in the area which consists primarily of
infiltration lather with overflow of new storm water line outputted by the area of a new route. Because of the steep terrain shall partly be made by drilling.
The project also consists of supporting walls, lighting / electrical, curbs, plantings, curbs etc.
Rv 36 Shadow Stein - Skjelbred Beach is part of Bypakke Grenland Phase 1. The project is
fully funded by the state.
- 3.5 km new 3 fields H5 roads, through forests (carved) and cultural landscape.
- 1.6 km improvement of existing roads and the construction of new GS road from Geiteryggen and further along Fv353.
- 8 concrete structures. Three bridges (240 m, 126 m and 80 m), two environmental tunnels (90 m and 30 m), one GS-road culvert and two brook culverts.
- It will be built two roundabouts, two T-junction and an X-junction.
- Each minor restructuring and adaptation of the existing road network.
Today's RV. 23 is a national road that connects E6 in Akershus with E18 in Buskerud and relieves Oslo for through traffic. Regionally, the road is an important link between Drammen and several towns in Hurum. The road has been under design, construction and remediation after Parliament adopted the development of Oslofjord cables in 1996.
Existing RV. 23 between Linne and Kjellstad not satisfy the applicable requirements of highway with the current traffic volume. Neither road width, curvature, exits, intersections or speed limit is satisfactory. Local traffic and through traffic creates environmental and traffic problems for those living along the stretch.
In 2007, the municipal main road system for outer Lier adopted. The municipal sector plan recommended pathways for RV. 23 from Linne via Amtmannsvingen to E18, with full cross by Lierstranda / Beach bridge. This is now rejected and one should look for a solution where rv. 23 recognized more directly to E18 from Linne and the possible tunnel portal in Lian Hill.
NPRA wants to start up municipal work for new RV. 23 on the stretch Linne - E18 - Lian Hill. New RV. 23 should be planned as four-lane road. Purpose development plan is to get adopted a vegkorridor and cross positioning for the stretch from Linne to cross with E18 and continue to tunnel portal in Lian Hill.
There are several major studies while working near the planning area. Plans fjord city on Lierstranda, Vestre Viken planning new regional hospital at Brakerøya and Rail Administration is studying the possibility of closure of Brakerøya and Lier station in favor of a new station at Lierstanda.