King Carl Gustaf reopens Swedish highway

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King Carl Gustaf has reopened a Swedish highway that has been closed since the autumn of 2023.

The E6 in Stenungsund was reopened by the Swedish monarch on 3 July.

He was joined by the Minister of Infrastructure, Andreas Carlson, to speak to the Director General of the Swedish Transport Administration about the road’s reconstruction.

The King spoke to those assembled, telling them: “Many in the area were affected by the landslide ā€“ from residents and business owners to truck drivers and motorists.

“It showed us all how vulnerable we are to the forces of nature. And how important it is to continue to create a more sustainable future for our communities and for Sweden together.”

His Majesty also spoke to those affected by the landslide that injured three and also destroyed a restaurant and petrol station.

As part of the reopening, the King took a short drive on the new E6. It will reopen to the public on Friday, 5 July.

In the autumn of 2023, a landslide badly damaged the highway after heavy rainfall, and work continued into the summer to reopen the motorway.

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