The State Road Administration is planning to close Hortenstunnelen on Highway 19 in October. there going to be extensive renovation work in the tunnel so it must be close.
The renovation work has already begun on the outside of the tunnel. The overall work includes the installation of safety equipment inside and outside the tunnel, led light, emergency stations, new signs, bars, red stop lights and new ventilation systems. From October 15 to November 12, the tunnel will be completely closed for a month.
During this period, all the traffic to the ferry connection Moss-Horten will be directed to county road 310 from Kopstadkrysset on E18 to Horten harbor. Along the E18 in Vestfold and E6 in Østfold it was said that modulvogntog had to drive via Oslo.