Norwegian tunnel project being delayed

A Norwegian tunnel project is now being delayed.
Road Structures / April 2, 2020 35 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Opening of the Liafjell Tunnel link in Nordland, Norway is now being delayed - image © courtesy of Photonics, Dreamstime.com

The completion date of a Norwegian tunnel project is now being delayed. The opening the Liafjell Tunnel, being built in Nordland, will now be delayed until the third quarter of 2021.

The new tunnel is being built by the contractor PNC Norway, which won the tender process for the project with the lowest bid. The tunnel was originally expected to be ready by the third quarter of 2019 and had an anticipated price tag of €55.1 million. However, the tunnel will now cost €87.12 million to build, according to data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen).

The local authorities in Nordland have secured the additional funding required, but have criticised PNC Norway for over-spending on the project, as well as for the construction delays.