The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has awarded a $96m (SEK 660m) contract to NCC Construction, Norway, to build a section of the E6 freeway in the city of Trondheim.

Work involves building a 500m road between Pirbrua and Möllenberg in central Trondheim, including a 300m tunnel.

Project planning will begin immediately for the project, which will link to a mountain tunnel to form a 2.5km tunnel that will help de-congest the central part of the city.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2010 and finish in June 2013.