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Ring Road to be Widened in South Iceland

The first phase of construction in widening the Ring Road (Route 1) between Hveragerði and Selfoss in South Iceland has begun, RÚV reports. The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration and Íslenskir aðalverktakar (ÍAV) signed a contract today to begin the project, intended to increase safety on one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the country.

The widening of the 2.5km (1.6mi) stretch of road is projected to cost ISK 1.361 million ($11,000/€9,700), and includes a new intersection at Vallavegur and Ölfusborgarvegur, as well as new byroads connected the intersection. The bridge over Varmá river will also be widened as part of the project.

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