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* The Channel Tunnel between France and England under the English Channel is the second-longest, with a total length of 50 km (31 miles), of which 39 km (24 miles) is under the sea.
* The Lrdal Tunnel in Norway from Lrdal to Aurland is the world's longest road tunnel, intended for cars and similar vehicles, at 24.5 km (15.2 miles).
* The St. Gotthard Tunnel from Gschenen to Airolo in Switzerland, opened on September 5, 1980, is the world's second longest highway tunnel at 16.32 km (10.14 miles).
* The Ryfast road program in Stavanger, Norway includes the tunnel Solbakktunnelen, which is scheduled to be opened within 2015. This tunnel will be 14 km long, making it both the world's longest underwater road tunnel and longest underwater highway tunnel. The tunnel will have four driving lanes in total, and a speed limit of 90 km ...more