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Old April 1st, 2013, 07:15 PM   #961
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Some good news for road safety this year. There have only been 4 traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2013 and zero deaths in the month of March, which has never happened ever since cars started becoming a thing in Estonia.

Last year in the same period 29 people died, up from 18 in 2011.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 07:21 PM   #962
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Just a sidenote: all 4 of them have been pedestrians.

My theory about the low casualty number: the weather has been shitty so people drive more carefully. Whenever you get long periods of nice weather in the summer, it almost always goes hand in hand with a higher rate of deaths by car accidents.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 08:58 PM   #963
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This is pretty crazy (crazy good!).
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Old April 1st, 2013, 09:54 PM   #964
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Some good news for road safety this year. There have only been 4 traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2013 and zero deaths in the month of March, which has never happened ever since cars started becoming a thing in Estonia.
I would guess this probably didnt even happen before cars became a thing

It's really good news, and quite unbelivable, especially considering the previous statistics.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #965
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As of today, all official ice roads have been closed for this season. This winter we had 3 official ice roads in Western Estonia (out of 6 potential routes). The Haapsalu-Noarootsi and Rohuküla-Vormsi ice roads were opened in January, the Munalaiu-Kihnu ice road was opened only in the middle of March - that's usually the time when official ice roads are closed.

Hopefully Spring will now soon arrive and we get to see some roadworks again The Aruvalla-Kose section of dual carriageway is supposed to be finished this Autumn, also the Ülemiste intersection in Tallinn. Kurna intersection construction on Tallinn bypass should also begin this year. So it will be an interesting year.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #966
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And also, Topi intersection on Pärnu highway near Tallinn, Tartu Eastern bypass with a new bridge over Emajõgi, Tartu Postimaja intersection, Jõhvi viaduct and other projects. Hopefully, things with Kroodi intersection (Muuga harbour road) will also move forward.

It will be interesting to see how many kms of roads will have 100 and 110 km/h speed limit during summer season this year. Don't forget the last year, when we didn't have any "100" signs on Estonian roads, because of worse road safety statistics. This year, things may become better, considering huge drop in number of traffic deaths during first months of this year.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #967
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I think we won't see 100km/h speed limits any more on 1x2 highways.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 04:43 PM   #968
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https://maps.google.com/?ll=59.37378...,,0,-0.44&z=16

What happened here?
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:54 PM   #969
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It's partially dismantled railway bridge on industrial railway line running parallel to the highway. They could have used railway dam and it's bridge to create multi level crossing there,but I guess conversion to highway would have been to big and traffic density is to low to justify it. That's why only concrete bridge supports remain there.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #970
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That is not correct, I'm afraid. It was a road viaduct built in 1961. In 1985 a railway crane hit the viaduct and damaged it beyond repair. In 1986 a "temporary" bypass was created and it stands till this day. Source: http://www.epl.ee/news/eesti/purunen....d?id=51095593
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Old May 19th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #971
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Really? Odd,I kinda remember similar looking former railway bridge somewhere in the Eastern Estonia. Must have mixed them up or smth.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #972
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Really? Odd,I kinda remember similar looking former railway bridge somewhere in the Eastern Estonia. Must have mixed them up or smth.
Yes, and that bridge is still in use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae9MZY5qIDY
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Old May 19th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #973
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Looks like the middle section of this bridge has been replaced as well, was it also hit by crane?
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An update on T2/E263 Aruvalla-Kose dual carriageway construction.
Photos taken from: http://www.mnt.ee/index.php?id=23811

Bridge over Pirita river on the left














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Old June 22nd, 2013, 12:04 AM   #975
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Ülemiste intersection construction.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 05:25 PM   #976
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Whats currently happening on Highway 1? Are there any road constructions going on? Also it was recently reported in Latvian media that Estonia's speed limit will be raised to 120 km/h. True?
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Only 27 people were killed on the roads in Estonia during the first half of 2013.

To compare, the average for 1991-2013 is 200 fatalities per year.
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Whats the current avarage on EU?
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 10:22 PM   #979
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Only 27 people were killed on the roads in Estonia during the first half of 2013.

To compare, the average for 1991-2013 is 200 fatalities per year.
It is means that roads are improved in the last years isn't it? Estonia is doing well in road refurbishment.

And other question:

When I can see actual motorways and motorways under construction in Estonia? I see Google Maps but it appears that there are not motorways in Estonia. Can you post any link to that? Thank you very much.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 01:49 AM   #980
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Whats currently happening on Highway 1? Are there any road constructions going on? Also it was recently reported in Latvian media that Estonia's speed limit will be raised to 120 km/h. True?
Sounds insane, unless that means a specific limit for dual carriage roads. (Or motorways, which Estonia has none of.)

I'd like to see the source for that.
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