European route E134

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E134
Location
Countries: Norway
Highway system
International E-road network
Folgefonna seen from E 134, near Røldal

European highway E 134 goes through Norway, eastwards from Haugesund, over the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. With the highest point at 1085 meters above sea level, the road is sensitive to snow conditions and foul weather during the winter season, during which the mountainous sections may be closed in short periods. The part of the mountain is called Haukelifjell, to not confuse drivers with Rv. (state road) 7 which is further north. The road ends at Drammen near Oslo.

Route[edit]

All places are in Norway.

History[edit]

A road over the mountain along this route was opened first time in 1889. In 1968 the Haukeli tunnel (5.6 km (3.5 mi)) was opened allowing reliable winter time traffic.

The road was European route 76 before 1992, when the numbering system of European routes in the Nordic countries was revised. To begin with, there was not room for it in the system, and road became state route Rv. 11. Due to local wishes and steadily increasing of the road standard, from the end of the 1990s, it again received European route status, with the number E 134.

The route has many tunnels, especially in the mountainous sections, and also in the western part, along the fjord Åkrafjorden, where is passes the Langfossen water fall. In sum their length is 27 km (17 mi), the longest being 7.4 km (4.6 mi). Before the tunnels, some of the fjord sections of the road were quite steep and very narrow; around 5 metres (16 ft). This was far from the 8.5 metre minimum requirement of European routes, and below the minimum requirement to allow two trucks to pass.

Places of interest[edit]

Useful words for the road condition reports[edit]

  • Haukelifjell = The main mountain pass on E 134
  • Midlertidig stengt = Temporarily closed
  • Kolonnekjøring = Driving in line after a snow plough truck only.
  • Nattestengt = Closed by night
  • Vegarbeid = Road work
  • Kjøreforhold = Driving conditions
  • Snø / snødekke = Snowy road
  • Is / isdekke = Icy road
  • Glatt = Slippery
  • Bart = Bare road
  • Vått = Wet road
  • Fare for elg = Watch out for moose

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