The E18 highway from the frontier with Sweden to Ørje is one of Norway’s most important cross-border routes, and is 6.3 kilometres long. It is being built as a two-lane motorway with central reservations and passing sections. Grade-separated intersections are being constructed in central Ørje, at Sletta and at the frontier. County road (Fv) 21 crosses the new E18 by the Norway Gate (Norgesporten) overpass, a spectacular steel cable-stayed bridge with a 50-metre-high tower which will help to serve as an identifier. Twenty-four different species of dragonflies have been recorded at Brutjerna.
In addition to the E18 itself, the development incorporates slip road clearances, seven bridges, one culvert, local roads, pedestrian and cycle lanes, lay-bys, stopovers, a public transport terminal, a toll plaza and logging roads.
Preliminary plans call for construction to start in 2015 and to be completed in 2017.
Scope of work
Multiconsult is preparing the local authority subplan with associated impact assessment, detailed/zoning plans and construction plans, including complete tender documents, for the E18 from the frontier with Sweden to Ørje. The road is being constructed as a two-lane motorway with central reservations and one passing section in each direction. Three grade-separated intersections.
- Impact assessment
- Soil surveys
- Detailed/zoning plans
- Preliminary project structures
- Detailed design
- Natural environment plan
- Noise abatement measures
- Cost estimates
- Phase plans
- Safety, health and the working environment
- Construction plans with complete tender documents
- Supervision of construction phase
- Data on the completed road