Veidrift Nord will build new land on the Storstein ferry lease in Troms

Veidrift Nord will build new land on the Storstein ferry lease in Troms

Businessman Veidrift Nord AS will carry out the project, with the total contract amounting to NOK 25 million. Construction work started in June, and the work is scheduled to be completed in November, Troms and Finnmark County Council reports.

2,200 train cars annually

Local council leader Christina Torbersen in the district municipality of Troms and Finnmark

Ferry dock Stoerstein is located in fv. 8690 on Kågen Island in Skjervøy Municipality. The ferry dock is part of the triple connection Storstein (Kågen) – Nikkeby (Laukøya) – Lauksundskaret (Arnøya). Most of the traffic is between Storstein and Lauksundskaret in Arnøya, where the salmon slaughterhouse and whitefish production are located, meaning approx. 2,200 freight trains travel the road annually. In addition, tourists on their way to Arnøya use the ferry.

The ferry service will operate throughout the construction period. Road users will notice the construction work, but they will be taken care of in the best way possible.

– It’s a major upgrade that we’ve been looking forward to getting started, says County Council Leader Christina Torbersen (AP). The ferry dock itself was completed in the fall of 2022 and put into operation on May 02, 2023 in connection with the arrival of the new ferries MF Sigrid and MF Tenna that operate the connection.

This is how the new land area will be

Parking and parking areas of 7,000 sqm will be developed as well as discounts and driveways of approximately 1,500 sqm. A service building will be constructed with a toilet, waiting room and technical room.

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An avalanche dam measuring approximately 146 meters long and seven meters high with cages and a retaining wall is due for completion.

In addition, lighting and signage systems must be installed.

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