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Transport minister meets ‘train wreck’

Ketil Solvik-Olsen has long been one of the conservative government's most popular ministers, but he's suddenly meeting the proverbial train wreck. Not only does...

65 tunnels to close at night

Highway officials were warning of traffic disruptions in Western Norway when around 65 tunnels will be closed at night over the next several years...

Warnings up for slippery streets

UPDATED: Public transport was recommended as the best alternative where available on Wednesday: Exceptionally hazardous driving conditions caused by rain freezing on roads made...

Storms close nearly all mountain roads

State highway officials were warning on Friday that any motorists attempting to drive over the mountains of Southern Norway this weekend had better have...

Chinese get to build new bridge

Norway's state highway department, Statens vegvesen, has decided that a Chinese construction that submitted the lowest bid to build a bridge in Trøndelag will...

Chinese firm wins new stab at bridge

Politicians in Trøndelag have opted to show some "decency" when interpreting their bidding policy. They're now allowing the Chinese company Sichuan Road and Bridge...

‘Car Wars III,’ as Oslo strikes back

City politicians in Oslo launched their latest strike against motorists this week, part of their battle on three fronts to discourage driving. Commuters into...

Authorities crack down on seatbelt avoidance

Bus passengers in Norway are being advised to buckle their seatbelts, especially this week when state authorities have warned they'll be launching nationwide controls....

E18 highway expansion finally approved

Norway's Conservatives-led government has cleared the way for long-awaited expansion of the busy E18 highway west of Oslo. After years of negotiations between neighboring...

Tourist boom spurs more toilet trouble

Norway has won international acclaim for its elegant roadside rest stops and stunning vista points set up along refurbished national tourist routes. The sheer numbers of tourists...

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