137 meters of ”Eysturoyartunnilin” – the subsea-tunnel which will connect the island of Streymoy to the island of Eysturoy (the villages of Strendur and Saltnes) – were bored last week, reports Faroese news site Portal.fo.
62 meters were bored from Hvítanes on the island of Streymoy, 43 meters were bored from the roundabout towards Hvítanes and 32 meters were bored from the roundabout towards Rókini on the island of Eysturoy.
Overall, 4.681 meters out of 11.250 meters have now been bored – 2.267 meters from Hvítanes, 473 meters from the roundabout towards Hvítanes and 316 meters from the roundabout towards Rókini.
Work on the undersea tunnel started on February 21, 2017, and the tunnel is expected to open to drivers in 2020.
After that the work on ”Sandoyartunnilin”, the undersea tunnel which will connect the island of Streymoy to the island of Sandoy, will commence.
Image credits: Portal.fo