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State campaigns ‘a waste of money’

Every year the state spends millions of kroner on public information campaigns, on topics as diverse as urging Norwegians to eat more vegetables to...

Three killed as traffic deaths decline

Three people were killed in a head-on collision on one of Norway's two-lane mountain highways during the night. The fatal crash occurred as the...

Tourists exploit campgrounds

Campground owners along the scenic highway Atlanterhavsveien on Norway's northwest coast are frustrated by the numbers of tourists driving expensive motor homes who pull in, use their facilities...

Minister tackles traffic in Oslo

Transport Minister Kjetil Solvik-Olsen wants to keep traffic flowing in Oslo, also after the summer holidays end and commuters return. He's gearing to offer more...

Commuters heeded congestion warnings

State highway and city authorities had been warning for months of massive traffic congestion in Oslo this week, as work began on improvements to...

‘January in June’ stranded drivers

"It was incredible to wake up to a full snowstorm in June," Sigurd Bjåen of Hovden, in the mountains of southern Norway, exclaimed on...

Roadbuilding rolls in a new direction

Government leaders think they've finally found a way to remove the roadblocks that have stymied roadbuilding in Norway for decades. They're setting up a...

Bus passengers warned to buckle up

Passengers on relatively long-distance buses in Norway, including those running to local airports, face fines of NOK 1,500 if they fail to buckle their...

Bridge blown up, to be built anew

SEE THE VIDEO: State highway authorities had their cameras out over the weekend when they blew up a bridge on the E18 highway that...

Highway department admits to lack of bridge expertise

Norway's state highway department, Statens Vegvesen, has admitted in an internal memo that its in-house competence regarding bridges and geology is critically weak. On...

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