E39 - A costal highway in Norway
Conference contribution, 2014
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has been commissioned to investigate the potential for trade and industry, regional employment and settlement patterns of eliminating all ferries along the western corridor (E39) between Kristiansand and Trondheim (appr. 1100 km). The paper describes the current status quo of one of the largest infrastructure projects globally. In addition, the project will consider how the road and bridge infrastructure can be utilised to generate power from solar energy, currents, waves and wind. Implementation strategies and suitable types of contracts are also included in the studies going to be presented.