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Old August 21st, 2010, 07:48 PM   #681
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I highly appreciate those videos of A1 Vilnius - Klaipeda. I ought to make some videos like that as well (motorways from A to Z). It is a nice road-documentary.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 12:14 AM   #682
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When interchange A1/A13 near Klaipeda should be opened?
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 02:19 AM   #683
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A13 Klaipėda - Palanga

A13 going from Klaipėda (Jaku Roundabout) to Palanga. I have already posted a video going the other way around i.e. from Palanga to Klaipėda.

Going this way the old 2+2 stretch is very bad and needs repavement at the very least. Otherwise a nice road to drive on


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P.S. sorry for the dirty window. I actually tried to clean it a few times but the conventional means of a wet sponge just wouldn't make it. I gues I hould have been better prepared for such a complicated challenge of window cleaning.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 06:01 PM   #684
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Another video Klaipėda - Palanga but this time via an alternative route

Leaving Klaipėda through road 168 in the north and then joining A13

Klaipėda - Palanga via road 168


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Old August 22nd, 2010, 08:45 PM   #685
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Cool to see Klaipeda almost fully covered! Really good roads there, amazing!

Btw, how about some updates on what's being done with the highways around Lithuania?
There are a few updates on the construction of Vilnius Western Ring road

By digital from miestai.net (July 2010)





By Audrius from miestai.net (August 2010)


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Old August 23rd, 2010, 01:22 AM   #686
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A video of driving in Klaipėda

Admittedly street maintenance in Klaipėda seems better than in Vilnius and much better than in Kaunas.
What is the soundtrack of your videos?
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 01:52 AM   #687
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Which ones? All videos have different songs by different bands/DJs
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 04:06 PM   #688
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Stunning pics of the updates, really nice background and the progress reached so far! I can imagine how impressive would that be just driving there!
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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #689
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The videos are not over yet

A1 going back from Klaipėda towards Vilnius (albeit, this time only reaching halfways between Klaipėda and Kaunas before turning towards Šiauliai)

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Klaipėda - Vilnius HD (part 1)


Klaipėda - Vilnius HD (part 2)

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Old August 29th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #690
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Works continuing on the multilevel junction in Vilnius which is part of the Western ring-road connecting A1, A2 and A3 i.e. directions towards Riga/Tallinn, Klaipeda (seaport) and Minsk.

This is going to be the most important junction in Vilnius for international transit traffic but also extremely useful for local traffic going to the same directions from within the city (e.g. going from Northern part of Vilnius (e.g. my home) to Klaipėda or Kaunas I would have to use it).

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Tunnel and multi-level junction




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Old August 29th, 2010, 09:47 PM   #691
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^ Looks really impressive! Should be the second biggest junction after the one in Klaipeda, terrific!
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Old August 30th, 2010, 08:02 AM   #692
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Yesterday I had to go from Trakai to Zarasai. Some fellows suggested us to use route through Svenčionys. They said that pavement on it should be quite good and that biggest roads (A14 and A2) are being reconstructed and it could mean slow driving.
Actually everything was ok with that but I didn't know whether should I drive through Vilnius or use the bypass. I thought that driving through Vilnius might be too long because of high traffic level, lots of traffic lights and so on. So I chose bypass...My fault was that I didn't look quite carefully to it at map....
Holy Jesus, that was terrible driving. Towns and villages after every 3-5 kilometers... I guess that I would be 5x times faster if I drove through Vilnius.
Actually, who is using that bypass (or whatever it is)? People of these villages? I didn't see much trucks there.


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Old September 4th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #693
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"zaraza-Šiauliai" from miestai.net posted an update of expressway construction on A9 between Šiauliai and Radviliškis. Currently 6.5 km long stretch is being built, but after building this expressway stretch, new tender will be announced and expressway length should be almost doubled while building bypass of Kairiai town.






Still missing pavement








Some detour because of works




Building of under crossing for pedestrians


Radviliškis town ahead

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Old September 19th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #694
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Another small update of "zaraza-Šiauliai" from mietai.net. Expressway construction on A9 road between Šiauliai and Radvliškis.

Near Šniūraičiai town


Poles for noise barrier


Detour because of underground crossing cnstruction


Underground crossing is being finished soon
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Old September 19th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #695
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Nice update
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"zaraza-Šiauliai"
What does "zaraza" stand for? In bulgarian it means "disease".

PS: Actually it means "infection" in bulgarian

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Old September 19th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #696
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Nice update


What does "zaraza" stand for? In bulgarian it means "disease".
Same in Lithuanian. It's a Russian word which is alo used in Lithuania as a slang.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #697
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Same in Lithuanian. It's a Russian word which is alo used in Lithuania as a slang.
in Russian it's disease too, but it's used as a slang too
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Old September 19th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #698
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In polish it means rather epidemic than disease.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #699
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An update of what is going on in Lithuania:



Explanation of numbers, provided in Lithuanian road map made by me: (I didn't show number 4 in map, because you can find Vilnius by yourselfes )

1) A1/A13 (motorway/dual carriageway junction) near Klaipėda town.
1st stage of roundabout reconstruction to 3 levels intersection is closer and closer to the finish. 610 m long estacade is going to be finished and in 2nd stage 3rd level is going to be finished to construct, because now it's half finished.


2) A9 stretch between Šiauliai and Radviliškis (6.5 km expressway part under construction).
No new photos from my September 19th post in this thread.

3) Bridge construction over the Nemunas river in in Alytus town.




Yes, it's not a looker




4) Western Vilnius bypass, 3 levels intersection construction.
No new photos since "Pansori" August 29th post in this thread.

5) A10 road, Via Baltica stretch, bypass of Panevėžys town.
Due to a great number of accidents in this 22.3 km long stretch (during 2005-2010 period 38 accidents happened, 18 people were killed and 59 were injured) so it was decided to do some reconstruction in this stretch. Mainly it's related, that currently 70 percent of AADT of 10 000 are trucks. The stretch is going to be reconstructed from existing 1+1 road to 2+1, where lanes number will change every 2 km. Possibility to turn left will be removed in 7 junctions, 3 junctions will be removed at all, 4 roundabouts will be built and one 2 levels junction will be built. Funds for this 22.3 km stretch reconstruction will be 17-23 mln. EUR. Next year technical and enviroinmental projects wil be made and reconstruction will start.

6) A6 road 2x2 stretch between Kaunas and Jonava.
Reconstruction of road from Karm4lava town to Jonava town direction is going on. Road qualitty was quite bad there. They will renovate it, also make some traffic lights junstions, because now there are 1 level U-Turns. Also road reconstruction between Jonava and Ukmergė is going on. Poor pavement qualitty in some stretches is going to be repaved and improved.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 12:01 AM   #700
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Great report, Xmaster. I would also suggest to show all of this on a map since not everyone may have a good idea where those projects are taking place.
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