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Increase in forest road construction
In total, 83 kilometres of new whole year roads and summer roads were built in 2010, and 300 kilometres were rebuilt. This is 14 and 68 kilometres more than in the previous year respectively.
Total costs for construction and reconstruction of forest roads amounted to NOK 135 million in 2010. Government subsidies accounted for NOK 42 million of the costs. The average expenditure was NOK 288 per metre of whole year roads and summer roads, and NOK 84 per metre of winter roads and tractor roads. In total, 188 kilometres of new winter roads and tractor roads were built and 112 kilometres were rebuilt in 2010.
Extensive forest road network
Although there is little construction of new forest roads, the total length of such roads in Norway is extensive. A total of 48 600 kilometres of whole year roads and summer roads were registered at the beginning of 2010. In comparison, the total length of public roads in Norway is 93 000 kilometres.
What are the statistics about?
All forest roads should be approved by the Forest Service before the road is registered as completed. Some of the roads are built over several years, and the registered number and length does not correspond exactly with the actual construction in the current year.
Winter roads and tractor roads
Winter roads and tractor roads are built to a lower standard than all-year roads and summer roads.
- Table 1 Forest roads constructed and rebuilt. Number of roads and length, by county
- Table 2 Forest roads constructed and rebuilt. Expenditure, by county. NOK 1 000
- Table 3 Average expenditure for forest road constructions. 1990-2010. NOK per metre
- Table 4 Whole-year roads and summer roads for lorries. Total road length