Jondal Tunnel

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Jondal Tunnel
Jondalstunnelen.jpg
Map of the tunnel
Overview
LocationVestland, Norway
Coordinates60°11′43″N 6°15′01″E / 60.1953°N 6.2502°E / 60.1953; 6.2502Coordinates: 60°11′43″N 6°15′01″E / 60.1953°N 6.2502°E / 60.1953; 6.2502
StatusIn use
Route Fv49
StartTorsnes, Ullensvang
EndNordrepollen, Kvinnherad
Operation
Work begunOctober 2009
Opened7 September 2012
OperatorNorwegian Public Roads Administration
Traffic685 AADT[1]
CharacterAutomotive
Toll
  • 32 kr (small vehicles)
  • 51 kr (large vehicles)
Technical
Length10,400 metres (6.5 mi)
No. of lanes2
Tunnel clearance4.6 metres (15 ft)

The Jondal Tunnel (Norwegian: Jondalstunnelen) is a road tunnel in the Hardanger region of Vestland county, Norway. The tunnel is part of Norwegian County Road 49 and it lies in Kvinnherad and Ullensvang municipalities. The 10.4-kilometre (6.5 mi) long tunnel was built to offer a better route between the cities of Bergen and Oslo. Cars can drive from Bergen to Tørvikbygda, then take a ferry to Jondal, then go through this tunnel, then a short drive to the Folgefonna Tunnel before getting to the town of Odda. From there it is a short drive to the European route E134 highway which leads to Oslo.[2]

Work on the tunnel began in October 2009. The tunnel was opened on 7 September 2012 by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. The project cost almost 806.6 million kr. For the first 6 years of its use (until 2018), there was a toll for using the tunnel: 100 kr for small vehicles and 200 kr for large vehicles.[3] This was reduced in 2018 and now the toll is 32 kr for small vehicles and 52 kr for large vehicles.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trafikkdata Fv49 Jondalstunnelen". www.vegvesen.no. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  2. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A.; Lotsberg, Gunnar (eds.). "Road Tunnels in Norway > 3 000 m". Road Tunnels in Norway. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  3. ^ "Fv. 107 Jondalstunnelen" (in Norwegian). Statens vegvesen. Archived from the original on 2014-07-06. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  4. ^ "Kunngjøringer vedrørende endring i takst- og rabattsystemet fra 01.12.18 » Ferde". Ferde (in Norwegian Bokmål). 2018-10-27. Retrieved 2020-06-06.