Mayor of Ísafjarðarbær in the West Fjords Daníel Jakobsson has sent a letter to the minister of the interior, director of the public roads administration and MPs for the Northwest Constituency, asking for a ring road of the West Fjords.
Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
“Then Westfjordians could proudly state that they have their own ring road and thus increase the feeling of fellowship between different regions on the peninsula and a Ring Road Number Two would also make marketing easy,” Daníel stated, Fréttablaðið reports.
“[The road] would also fit into the road construction plans that have been and still are on the schedule of all governments in the past years and decades,” Daníel added.
Ring Road Two would lead from Staðarskáli, a frequented pit stop between North and South Iceland, to Hólmavík in Strandir, from there to Ísafjörður through Ísafjarðardjúp, onwards to Patreksfjörður through Bíldudalur, to Búðardalur through Barðaströnd and across Bröttubrekka back onto Ring Road One in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland.
Daníel concluded that the idea marks a new beginning for transport in the West Fjords. “Much has been done already. The road from Ísafjörður and Reykjavík is, for example, among the best in Iceland.”