The Sotra Connection is to provide long-term safe and efficient mobility for all road user groups, and pave the way for further growth and regional development.
Public transport is to have at least as good terms as car traffic, and it is to offer travellers a high standard of transport. Efficient and safe facilities for pedestrians and cyclists are to be established between Sotra and Bergen.
Today’s Sotra connection is a two-lane road with an AADT of 30 000. The road is vulnerable, with today's bridge being the only access to Øygarden municipality
Rv 555 Sotra Connection is so far the largest individual contract within transport and communications in the history of Norway, with an investment value of NOK 10 billion. The contract will be signed in 2021 and the construction work will start in the same year. Construction time is estimated to take five years.