Skanska to extend county road in Nord Trøndelag, Norway


Swedish construction company Skanska has secured a $46m contract from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to extend County Road 17 in Nord-Trøndelag.

The contract will cover the Dyrstad-Sprova-Malm route.

According to the deal, Skanska will be responsible for building 5.4km of new road, of which 1.6km will be laid within the Strømnes and Holmvik tunnels that respectively span 1,000m and 600m.

"Construction on County Road 17 will begin in October and is scheduled to be completed by next year."

The project works also include the construction of two bridges, including the 42m-long Holmviksbron and the 27m-long Eldbron.

Construction on County Road 17 will begin in October and is scheduled to be completed by next year.

County Road 17 is also known as the Coastal Highway and runs from Bodø, Nordland, to Steinkjer, Nord-Trøndelag.

This is the second contract that Skanska has secured from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in less than a month.

Last month, the company secured a $48.1m contract with the administration for renovating the Nordby and Smiehagen tunnels on the E6 route in Akershus, Norway. 

Under the deal, Skanska was responsible for improving fire safety and rock support in the Nordby tunnel, and road surface will be replaced while drainage systems will be repaired in the Smiehagen tunnel.