Swedish Road Administration

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Vägverket
Former type Government agency
Successor(s) Swedish Transport Administration
Founded 1 April 1983
Defunct 31 March 2010
Headquarters Borlänge, Sweden
Area served Sweden

The Swedish Road Administration (Swedish: Vägverket) was a government agency in Sweden. Its primary responsibility was to organise building and maintenance of the road network in Sweden. Its headquarters were located in Borlänge.

History[edit]

The Swedish Road Administration was founded in 1841 as The Royal Board for Public Road and Water Structures (Swedish: Kongliga styrelsen för allmänna wäg- och wattenbyggnader) and was responsible for Sweden's canals and roads.

In 1993 the National Road Safety Administration (Trafiksäkerhetsverket) was merged into SRA.

In 2009 the responsibility for the vehicle register and issuing of drivers' licenses,[1] was moved to a new authority, Transportstyrelsen. At the same time the department for the actual road work was separated from Vägverket into a government owned company, called Svevia. For a number of year this department, then called Vägverket Produktion, was a profit-making organisation competing with private companies.

The agency was merged with the Swedish Rail Administration (Banverket) on 1 April 2010 to create the new Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket).

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] About Swedish Transport Agency

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