E39 Coastal Highway Route Initiative

​The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has plans for huge investments in Norwegian road network. The upgrading of the E39 from Trondheim along the coast down to Kristiansand, the southern tip of Norway, requires construction of new bridges and tunnels cross eight fjords.

NPRA works to provide a safe, environmentally friendly, efficient and universally designed road transport system that meets Norway's needs for transport and contributes to regional development. Now NPRA is making sure it has the skills that requires through a joint research agreement with Chalmers. Together, NPRA and Chalmers intend to jointly strengthen and develop education, research and innovation within the road infrastructure area in a long term perspective.

NPRA has a vision of climate-neutral roads. Chalmers researchers have been commissioned to devise a number of different scenarios for a safe, environmentally friendly, efficient and universally designed road network.

Read more about the ongoing research projects

​Contact in Sweden:
Robert Thomson, Chalmers University of Technology

Contact in Norway:
Mohammed Hoseini, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

 
 
 


Published: Tue 31 May 2016. Modified: Fri 01 Sep 2017