In order to ensure integrated planning and development of the road and railway alongside Lake Mjøsa, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the National Rail Administration have established the E6-Dovrebanen Joint Project. A total of 21.5 km of four-lane motorway and 16.8 km of dual-track railway are to be built alongside Lake Mjøsa. This has been divided into three subsections. The contract for the middle section will be jointly carried out by Veidekke (60%) and Hochtief (40%). Based on the agreement with Hochtief, accounting will most likely be according to the equity method.
Among other things, the contract involves:
· Approx. 5.6 km four-lane E6 motorway, including the 2.3 km Morskog tunnel
· Approx. 6.8 km dual-track railway, including the 3.9 km Ulvin tunnel and the 200 metre Morstua tunnel
· 6 km Mjøstråkk (pedestrian and cycle path)
Work will commence in April. The new road will be completed in October 2014 and the new dual-track railway in the autumn of 2015.