The new road will serve as the primary link between Bamble and Skien on the west side of Frierfjorden, playing a crucial role in both national and regional transportation within a significant industrial area. The new road is extremely important because the existing road is old and unsafe, with a high number of accidents. By enhancing traffic flow and safety, the project aims to contribute significantly to the improvement of the local neighbourhood environment.
Multiconsult will be responsible for the detailed design, overseeing the construction of a 3.9-kilometre road that includes five bridges, three culverts, three road junctions, and a retaining wall, complete with pedestrian and cycle paths. Additionally, the project incorporates essential geotechnical measures and upgrades to local and private roads. Notably, a new water supply pipeline for Bamble municipality is also part of this comprehensive initiative.
Construction is planned to commence in 2023, with completion anticipated by 2026. The total value of the construction contract, including detailed design, amounts to approximately NOK 400 million.
The end client for this project is Vestfold og Telemark county. The nomination of the contract is subject to standstill period (NO: karenstid) which expires on 23 October 2023.
Cato A. Mørk, Senior Communications Advisor
Phone: +47 911 70 188