|Authors:||Tor Lerstang, Terje Assum, Jon Inge Lian, Inger-Anne Ravlum|
On July 1, 1995 The Public Roads Administration carried out a total re-organisation of the Norwegian Road Offices. The background was that the Parliament decided to separate the authority and the production part of the Administration. In addition The Public Roads Administration wanted to simplify the organisation to gain geographical proximity between authority and production. The re-organisation lead to substantial problems in the transitional period, but after all the evaluation has turned out reasonably well. The most considerable problems occured in the Traffic Department. There has been a question whether they have understood their role in terms of authority, internal integration of different cultures and co-operation with the Department of Production. Furthermore, there has been pointed out that the distinction between Authority and Production has caused more bureaucracy and paper-work; and so far made the planning of the use of resources complicated for the Department of Production.