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This can be seen on the E18 out of Oslo on Wednesday, if the National Road Administration’s forecasts are to be believed. Photo: Frederik Ringnes / NTB

Of NTB | 07.05.2024 13:43:59

Economy and business: Many choose to treat themselves to a long weekend in connection with Christ’s ascension. According to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, this means significantly more pressure on the road network on the Wednesday before the bank holiday.

– Christ’s ascension is set to be the big May procession weekend this year, and queues are to be expected from the big cities, especially Oslo. This is what section manager at the Vegtrafikksentralen east in Oslo, Christian Prydz, says in a press release.

Especially the exit routes from the center of Oslo will be congested. E6 towards Sweden and E18 towards Southern Norway can be a test of patience for those who want to travel away for the long weekend.

In 2021 and 2022, there was a doubling of traffic on these stretches, compared to normal rush hour traffic, writes the Swedish Road Administration.

– Elsewhere in the country, there is also a little extra traffic, and especially from the bigger cities. But the delays are nowhere near as big as in Oslo, with Bergen as a good second, says Prydz.

(© NTB)

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