Building roads used to be simple. Back in the roman empire they made the first ISO standard for roads. This standard said that all roads should lead to Rome. It was a fantastic success, so the standardisation of roads continued. The next step was to enforce a certain width of the roads, allowing people in sportswagons pulled by horses to overtake wagons pulled by oxen. Also a fantastic success in so many ways, although it introduced the highway police. However speeding tickets funded several wars, much like today, and back in the roman empire, wars wasn't as untrendy as these days. And they had proper "Mission Accomplished" parades, not tucked away on a naval ship. Anyway, building roads is a lot harder today, especially in Bergen.