Minister of Transport Sturla Bödvarsson announced this morning that the government is going to increase funding for road construction projects through 2010 to improve Iceland’s road system.
The announcement was made at a meeting organized by the Federation of Trade and Services this morning. This story is reported on mbl.is.
According to Bödvarsson, the number of vehicles in Iceland has increased by 27.9 percent between 1999 and 2005 and traffic in Iceland has in total increased by 25 percent in six years.
Bödvarsson also said too many roads in Iceland are still unpaved, which he would like to work on, and he would also like to see increased load bearing capacity, more tunnels and wider roads.
Due to heavy industry projects this year, the Minister said there has not been much focus on road improvement operations.