Road tunnel Oshlid, Iceland


Vegegardin, Iceland


Joint-Venture ÓSAFL (Company: IPC, Iceland + Marti Contractors Ltd., Switzerland)

Construction period

August 2008 – August 2009

Objects description:

  • tunnel is a part of the road Óshlið No. 61 between the villages Bolungarvík and Ísafjörður in district Westfjarðar

Construction technology: 
Excavation works were carried out by using drilling and blasting works, by NMT (Norwegian Tunnelling Method).

Executed works:

  • driving of the tunnel tube, profile 54 m2, length 5 156 m
  • primary support of tunnel by wire meshes, steel fibre reinforced shotcrete and SN bolts