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The world's longest tunnel

The 24.5 kilometre long Lærdalstunnelen between Aurland and Lærdal in Sogn & Fjordane is a vital link on the main road between Oslo and Bergen. The route has no ferry links and is free from difficult mountain roads during the winter.

Facts about the Tunnel

Length of tunnel:

24 510 metres

Longest ventilation tunnel:

2 100 metres

Opened on:

27.11.2000

Construction period:

1995 - 2000

Total project costs (2000 prices)

1050 million Norwegian kroner

Cost of tunnel (2000 prices)

930 million Norwegian kroner

Price per metre completed tunnel:

38 000 Norwegian kroner

Turning bays:

15

Break down lay-bys:

48

Average daily traffic:

1000 vehicles

Highest frequency hourly traffic:

400 vehicles

 

More information:
Statens vegvesen Region vest, Askedalen 4, 6863 Leikanger
Tlf. 815 44 010 / 57 65 57 00
e-mail: firmapost-vest@vegvesen.no

The world's longest tunnels

 

LÆRDALSTUNNELEN

24 510 metres

 

St. Gotthard (Switzerland)

16 918 metres

 

Arlberg (Austria)

13 972 metres

 

Frejus (France - Italy)

12 901 metres

 

Mont Blanc (France - Italy)

11 600 metres

 

Gudvangatunnelen (Norway)

11 400 metres

 

Kan Etsu (Japan)

11 090 metres

 

 

 

 

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