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The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road (Norwegian: Atlanterhavsveien) is a 8.3-
kilometer (5.2 mi) long section
of County Road 64 which runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averψy in Mψre og Romsdal, Norway. The fixed link passes by Hustadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averψy with the
mainland and Romsdalshalvψya peninsula. The road runs
between the villages of Kεrvεg on Averψy and Vevang in Eida. The road is built on several
small islands and skerries, which are connected by
several causeways, viaducts and eight bridges—the most
prominent being Storseisundet Bridge. The route was originally
proposed as a railway line in
the early 20th century, but
this was ultimately abandoned.
Serious planning of the road
started in the 1970s, and construction started on 1
August 1983. During
construction, the area was hit
by twelve hurricanes. The road was opened on 7 July
1989, having cost 122 million Norwegian krone (NOK), of which 25 percent was
financed with tolls and the rest from public grants.
Collection of tolls was
scheduled to run for 15 years,
but by June 1999 the road
was paid off and the toll
removed. The road is preserved as a cultural heritage site and is classified as a National Tourist Route. It is a popular site to film automotive
commercials, has been
declared the world's best road
trip, and been awarded the
title as "Norwegian
Construction of the Century".

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