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E18 highway victory sets off new fights

After decades of political quarreling, construction is finally cleared to start on expansion of the heavily trafficked E18 highway west of Oslo. A decision...

Political quarrels stall highway project

Officials from the state, the city of Oslo and the huge new county of Viken have given up on any agreement over expansion and...

Rockslide shocks highway officials

A brand-new stretch of Norway's highly trafficked E18 highway around Larvik was hailed as the "project of the year" when it was completed just...

Camera snaps speedsters off the road

When Norwegian police and road authorities set up a new speed camera inside an Oslo tunnel last weekend, they expected that some motorists would...

Road tolls threaten the government

It couldn't have been the happiest of birthdays for Progress Party leader and Finance Minister Siv Jensen, who turned 50 on Saturday. Not only...

Highway workers may lose their jobs

Fully 1,650 jobs at Norway's state highway department (Statens vegvesen) may disappear as a result of cost cuts. A total of 7,824 people work...

108 people killed on Norwegian roads last year

State highway officials reported that fatal accidents on Norwegian roads rose slightly last year, but the total remained much lower than in the 1970s...

Tunnel visions from around the country

PHOTO FEATURE: Norway is famous for its creative and extensive use of tunnels to get over, under and around impediments like mountains and fjords....

No relief soon for ‘Norway’s worst road’

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) has been asking its audience to send in candidates for "Norway's worst road." The decision was announced during the weekend, but...

Speed traps halted hundreds

Norwegian police warned they'd be setting up speed controls all over the country this week, but not everyone got the message. A total of...

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