The measure is outlined as a regional project, that is, it is considered to have an impact on the whole region
The Brekkasvingar (Rv36 Skyggestein-Skjelbredstrand) is a traffic safety challenge that limits entry and exit to Skien from the north, especially for the transportation of goods.
The new road from Skyggestein to Skjelbredstrand reduces the length of RV. 36 with about one kilometer and the difficult brekkasvingar expired. The new road includes two new roundabouts, two bridges and two loose-gas tunnels.
The goal of the new road is to improve the traffic conditions in terms of accessibility and road safety. This in turn will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a better environment.
Following quality assurance of the approved regulatory plan from 2007, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration found it necessary to re-adjust for, among other things, optimizing the road and ensuring enough space for work during the construction period. Existing roadmap or technical solutions have not been changed, but minor adjustments are proposed. The new regulatory plan was approved by the Skien City Council on 4 June 2015.
Contract was signed in December 2016 and the construction started in early 2017. The new road opened on November 27, 2018. Something remains working along the new road and everything will be completed in spring 2019.
The project is prioritized in the Action Program 2015-2018 .
See 3D animation of the new stretch (Geiteryggen – Skjelbredstrand)
For further details about the project, see vegvesen.no