1059 Aukra-Hollingsholmen: the ferry service will be closed on the evening of 18 and the night of 19 November, weather permitting (updated)
The lifting towers at Hollingsholmen ferry quay were replaced earlier in November. Now the lifting towers at Aukra ferry quay are next. The connection will therefore be closed on the evening of Friday 18 November and the night of Saturday 19 November, weather permitting.
The decision on whether the weather will be good enough will be made on Monday 14 November.
In that case, the last departure from Aukra ferry quay will be at 19.30 on Friday 18 November. From Hollingsholmen, the last ferry leaves at 19.45 this evening. After this, the connection is closed for the evening and night. During the work on the lifting towers, the ferry M/F Norangsfjord must lie in the ferry berth and keep the ferry quay bridge in place.
The first ferry from Aukra leaves at 08.15, Saturday 19 November.
Changes in bus routes
For the bus lines, there will be the following changes on Friday 18 November:
• Line 531 Molde-Jendem-Malmeskiftet, at 19.15 from Molde, drive on to Aukra after Jendem, with the ferry at 19.45.
• Line 561 Aukra, at 20.15, stops at Jendem.
- In the same way as with the work on the ferry quay at Hollingsholmen earlier in November, two work teams from Mesta will work on both lifting towers at the same time, so that the closure will be as short as possible. This is according to the construction manager for the ferry quay project in Møre and Romsdal County Authority, Oskar Einarsson.
The work on the lifting towers must be done before the replacement of the ferry quay bridge itself, which is planned for spring 2023.
- The County Authority has been in dialogue with Aukra Municipality about the closure. Emergency services, home nursing care and business operators have been notified, says advisor for operations at FRAM, Olav Arne Vatne.
Update: On Monday 14 November it was decided that the work on the quay and closure of the ferry service will take place as planned on Friday evening 18 November and the night of Saturday 19 November.