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Widening of Reykjanesbraut Highway Resumed

The Public Roads Administration has reached an agreement with contractor company Ístak to double the size of Reykjanesbraut highway, connecting Reykjavík with Keflavík International Airport, where the last contractor left off.

The administration assumes operations can begin after mid-May, Morgunbladid reports.

Contractor company Jardvélar begun widening Reykjanesbraut and had planned to finish it in August last year. But operations were delayed and came to a stop when Jardvélar went bankrupt in December.

The unfinished road and few warning signs made the driving conditions on Reykjanesbraut dangerous, especially when the visibility was poor and the road surface slippery, causing many accidents last winter.

Earlier this month a serious traffic accident occurred on Reykjanesbraut after which the Public Roads Administration was criticized for not finding a new contractor company to finish the project sooner and improve safety.

Click here to read more about the accident.

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