Swedish Road Administration
The Swedish Road Administration (Swedish: Vägverket) , formerly The Royal Board for Public Road and Water Structures, was a Government agency in Sweden. Its primary responsibility was to organise building and maintenance of the road network in Sweden. Its headquarters were located in Borlänge.
|Successor||Swedish Transport Administration|
|Founded||1 April 1983|
|Defunct||31 March 2010|
The Swedish Road Administration was founded in 1841 as The Royal Board for Public Road and Water Structures (Swedish: Kongliga styrelsen för allmänna wäg- och wattenbyggnader) and was responsible for Sweden's canals and roads.
In 2009 the responsibility for the vehicle register and issuing of drivers' licenses, was moved to a new authority, Transportstyrelsen. At the same time the department for the actual road work was separated from Vägverket into a government owned company, called Svevia. For a number of year this department, then called Vägverket Produktion, was a profit-making organisation competing with private companies.