Orkdal was established as a municipality 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Orkanger and Orkland were separated from Orkdal 1 July 1920 - but these were again merged with Orkdal 1 January 1963. Geitastrand was merged with Orkdal the same date.
Norway's first PPP road opens as Laing eyes American chance.(public private partnership and John Laing PLC makes road possible)
Sep 20, 2005; Norway's first public private partnership road, the #140m E39 scheme, has opened to traffic two months ahead of schedule....