Longest and deepest soon ready to open
The Hundvag tunnel and the Eiganes tunnel are equipped with hybrid cameras , using both thermal and visual imaging technology. The Ryfylke tunnel use radar detection combined with visual cameras. The ventilation systems are designed to handle a 100 MW fire. The whole safety concept is based on to make sure that people in a safe way can evacuate the tunnel in case of fire or other incidents (self rescue principle).
To provide a feeling of safety and to prevent accidents due to monotony, lights and light installations has been used in innovative ways. A number of different artistic light patterns are installed, and the artistic lights are also included in a large cross-section in the deepest part of the tunnel.
Ever since the mid 1970s has Ryfylke had a vision and worked for a connection to between Ryfylke and Stavanger. For a long time there was talk of crossing Høgsfjorden with submerged floating bridge. There were no bridge solution, and after a long and time-consuming process the politicians agreed to pursue the Ryfast project as we see it today.