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use future road tunnels
traffic connection Vestfjarðavegur S60 , in the future
place Þingeyri
length 5601 m
Number of tubes 1
start of building 2017
operator Vegagerðin
Dýrafjarðargöng (Iceland)
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
South portal in Borgarfjörður 65 ° 47 ′ 14 "  N , 23 ° 12 ′ 20"  W.
North portal in DýrafjörðurÞingeyri 65 ° 50 ′ 0 ″  N , 23 ° 14 ′ 1 ″  W.

The Dýrafjarðargöng are a road tunnel in the West Fjords of Iceland is built.

It is intended to improve the traffic connection between Arnarfjörður in the south and Dýrafjörður in the north. The current course of Vestfjarðavegur S60 over Hrafnseyrarheiði rises to a height of 552 m. The snow depth is said to have reached 22 m here.

The Vestfjarðavegur is to be led into the 5,601 m long tunnel in Borgarfjörður from the south . Of this, 5,301 m will be dug through the mountain, with avalanche protection tunnels at both portals providing the additional length. The southern tunnel entrance is 35 m above sea level. The road rises with 1.5% up to 90 m and ends with the same gradient at 67 m in the north further east in Dýrafjörður. There is no longer a regular road since the path around the inner fjord was shortened with a dam and a bridge. In addition to the tunnel, 8.1 km of new roads are to be built. This new building will shorten Vestfjarðarvegur by 27.4 km.

In Iceland's tunnel planning from 2000 there was still a western alternative: The tunnel would be only 2,000 m long, but the portals would be at 290 m and 360 m above sea level, at risk of snow. The first demolition was ceremoniously triggered on September 14, 2017. In June 2018, 2,646.7 m (49.9%) of the tunnel were dug. On October 15, 2018, the first demolition was triggered on the Dýrafjörður side. The breakthrough took place on April 17, 2019. The opening is expected on September 14, 2020. Vestfjarðagöng was inaugurated on September 14, 1996 .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Hæð nokkurra vega yfir sjó 22.12.2010. Retrieved January 13, 2020 (Icelandic).
  2. The snow plow driver from Hrafnseyraheiði. Retrieved April 5, 2019 .
  3. Jarðgangaáætlun. (PDF) Retrieved July 1, 2016 (Icelandic).
  4. Hátíðarsprenging Dýrafjarðarganga. Retrieved September 16, 2017 (Icelandic).
  5. Búið að grafa helming ganganna. Retrieved June 18, 2018 (Icelandic).
  6. Slegið í Gegn í Dýrafjarðargöngum. Retrieved April 19, 2019 (Icelandic).
  7. Byrja að sprengja í Dýrafirði. Retrieved October 15, 2018 (Icelandic).