|Authors:||Christian S. Mjøsund, Inger Beate Hovi, Kjetil Haukås, Torkel Hofseth|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2357-9|
This report contains estimations of the economic benefits of bottleneck removals in timber transport on roads in the counties of Vestland and Rogaland, Norway. Based on expected timber volumes in the 40-year period 2022-2061, we have estimated the economic cost of timber transport from forest areas to destinations given today’s road classifications. The costs are compared with the costs in two scenarios: i) the roads are upgraded to a classification that permits timber trucks with a 3 axle trailer and ii) the roads are upgraded to a classification that permits timber trucks with a 4 axle trailer. Based on this we have estimated the present discounted value of the economic benefit in the period of 2022-2096 for the transport.