Norra länken Tunnel Project, Stockholm
May 31st 2012 08.15-12.00
Tour fee is 500 SEK
Meeting point: chartered bus will depart from Vasagatan 1, outside the Royal Viking Hotel (Close to the Central Train Station / T-Cenralen).
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Norra länken is one of Northern Europe’s largest road tunnel projects and will stretch from Karlberg to Värtan in Stockholm when it is completed.
It is important for solving the traffic problems in the region, but it is also necessary for the construction of two new city districts in our rapidly growing city region.
At the moment we have a situation where goods, and sometimes dangerous goods, are transported by truck through the city. Valhallavägen and Lidingövägen are particularly affected. When Norra länken is finished this type of transportation will largely be in tunnels under the city. This will also improve safety for motorists, who will not have to drive towards oncoming traffic.
All this will create a safer and calmer environment for pedestrians and cyclists, at the same time as traffic will run more smoothly in many places in the inner city of Stockholm.
Most of Norra länken will be in tunnels. The entire stretch is 5 km long.
The longest tunnel section will be about 4 km long.
The link road will have three lanes in each direction; two continuous
traffic lanes and one for slip roads and exits. Traffic will be admitted in 2015. Rebuilding
between Karlberg and Norrtull will be completed in 2017.
Norrtull to Värtan
• Preparatory work was started in 2006.
• Norra länken will be open to traffic in 2015.
• The project includes 44 contractors.
• Costs: at current price levels the prognosis is SEK 11.8 billion.
• Road construction is 75 % government financed and the City of Stockholm will pay
25 %. The project has been granted EUR 56.15 million through EU grants.
Karlberg to Norrtull
• Norra länken project was extended to the stretch between Karlberg and Norrtull in 2010.
• The whole stretch will be completed by 2017.
• Tunnelling and widening of Norra länken and tunnelling of the Värta line.
• The project includes 18 contractors.
• Costs: at current price levels the prognosis is SEK 5.4 billion.
• Road construction is financed by the City of Stockholm, 80 % and Trafikverket, 20 %.
• The upper decking over the Värta line will be financed by the City of Stockholm
Program (View map):
09.00 – 09.50 Norra länken (Project Manager Lars Lilja)
09.50 – 10.10 Coffee
10.10 – 10.30 The Rock Tunnels (Project leader: Gunnar Harryson)
10.30 – 11.20 Tunnel visit with a bus (helmets and vests will be provided)
11.30 Return to Kräftriket 22 Read more at: www.trafikverket.se