Arlberg Road Tunnel

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Position of the portals
Eastern portal 47°08′28″N 10°18′48″E / 47.141172°N 10.313269°E / 47.141172; 10.313269Coordinates: 47°08′28″N 10°18′48″E / 47.141172°N 10.313269°E / 47.141172; 10.313269
Western portal 47°07′47″N 10°07′12″E / 47.129806°N 10.120006°E / 47.129806; 10.120006

The Arlberg Road Tunnel (German: Arlberg Straßentunnel), with a length of 13,976 metres is Austria's longest road tunnel. It carries the S16 Arlbergschnellstraße (German for "Arlberg Highway") under the Arlberg massif from Tyrol to Vorarlberg.

The tunnel is 1228 m (4,030 feet) above sea level with the road above the tunnel being 1640 m (5,400 feet) elevation.[1]

It was built between July 1974 and December 1978 and its costs amounted to 4 billion Austrian schillings (~300 million €). The tunnel is designed for 1800 vehicles per hour and equipped with 4 ventilation centres (one shaft with a height of 736 metres is the deepest in Europe), 12 vents, 43 cameras for traffic monitoring and 16 niches. In 1998 the tunnel was used by 2.6 million vehicles, where 18% are accounting for freight transport. The Arlberg Tunnel is a Toll Road: Euro 9,50[2] (January 2016). Tolls for both directions are collected at the eastern end of the tunnel.

Austria 100 Schilling Silver Coin 1978 Arlberg Road Tunnel Inauguration

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [ Displaying Abstract ] (2012-06-10). "WORK ON THE ARLBERG TUNNEL. - Article -". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ Card types and prices Archived December 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
Preceded by
Mont Blanc Tunnel
11.61 km (7.21 mi)
World's longest road tunnel
Succeeded by
Gotthard Road Tunnel
16.4 km (10.19 mi)