Arlberg Road Tunnel
The Arlberg Road Tunnel (German: Arlberg Straßentunnel), with a length of 13.976 kilometres (8.684 mi), is Austria's longest road tunnel. When it was inaugurated, it was the longest road tunnel in the world. It carries the S16 Arlberg Schnellstraße (German for "Arlberg Highway") under the Arlberg massif from Tyrol to Vorarlberg.
Gallery at the east portal, view of lane towards Vorarlberg
|Route||E60 S16 (Arlberg Schnellstraße)|
|Start||St. Anton am Arlberg, Tyrol|
|End||Langen am Arlberg, Vorarlberg|
|Work begun||July 5, 1974|
|Opened||December 1, 1978|
|Toll||€ 10.00 (toll station at the east portal)|
|Length||13.972 km (8.68 mi)|
(15.537 km (9.65 mi) including galleries)
It was built between July 1974 and December 1978, and its costs amounted to 4 billion Austrian schillings (~300 million €). The tunnel is designed for 1800 vehicles per hour and equipped with 4 ventilation centres (one shaft with a height of 736 metres is the deepest in Europe), 12 vents, 43 cameras for traffic monitoring and 16 niches. In 1998 the tunnel was used by 2.6 million vehicles, where 18% are accounting for freight transport. The Arlberg Tunnel is a Toll Road with a one-way fee of €10 (as of December 2018). Tolls for both directions are collected at the eastern end of the tunnel.
- [ Displaying Abstract ] (2012-06-10). "WORK ON THE ARLBERG TUNNEL. - Article - NYTimes.com". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
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