Norway’s tunnels face safety concerns

Many of Norway’s road tunnels face safety concerns.
Maintenance / December 30, 2020 25 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
A large number of Norway’s road tunnels do not meet current European safety requirements – image courtesy of © Sjankauskas, Dreamstime.com

A number of road tunnels in Norway face safety concerns. An evaluation of the country’s network has shown that 68 tunnels forming part of the European road system do not meet current European safety requirements.

Upgrading these tunnels so that they meet safety requirement has been described as highly necessary by the European Free Trade Associations surveillance body, ESA. According to the ESA, the Norwegian Government has to prioritise the improvement works.

The road tunnel improvement programme is already underway, but the upgrade work will take several years to complete.