Veidekke and Hochtief sign Lake Mjosa road and rail contract
Veidekke Entreprenør and Hochtief Solutions have signed a contract to build the central section of a NOK1.568bn (£175m) road and railway alongside Lake Mjøsa in Norway.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the National Rail Administration have worked together to ensure integrated planning and development of the road and railway between Brøhaug and Strandlykkja.
A total of 21.5 km of four-lane motorway and 16.8 km of dual-track railway are to be built alongside Lake Mjøsa under the E6-Dovrebanen joint project. Work has been divided into three subsections. The contract for the middle section will be jointly carried out by Veidekke (60%) and Hochtief (40%).
The contract includes 5.6km of four-lane E6 motorway, including the 2.3km Morskog tunnel and 6.8km dual-track railway, including the 3.9 km Ulvin tunnel and the 200m Morstua tunnel. There will also be a 6km pedestrian and cycle path.
Work will start next month. The new road will be completed in October 2014 and the new dual-track railway in the autumn of 2015.
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This article was published on 14 Mar 2012 (last updated on 14 Mar 2012).