Norðfjarðargöng

Norðfjarðargöng is a tunnel in Iceland, located in Eastern Region along Route 92. It has a length of 7,542 m (24,744 ft)[1] and was originally due to be completed in 2014.[2] After delays, prompting protests by residents of the area,[3] it opened on 11 November 2017.[4] Norðfjarðargöng connects the communities of Neskaupstaður and Eskifjörður, replacing the Oddsskarðsgöng tunnel.[3]

Norðfjörður Tunnel
Overview
LocationFjarðabyggð, Iceland
Route92
Operation
Work begun11 November 2013
Opened11 November 2017
OperatorVegagerðin
TrafficAutomotive

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.vegagerdin.is/verkefnavefir/Nordfjardargong.nsf
  2. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio (June 2006). "Road Tunnels in Iceland". The World's Longest Tunnel Page. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Residents Protest Hazardous Tunnels in East Iceland". Iceland Review Online. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Norðfjarðargöng opna". Vísir (in Icelandic). Retrieved 7 November 2017.

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Coordinates: 65°05′18″N 14°03′32″W / 65.0883°N 14.0589°W / 65.0883; -14.0589