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Old September 23rd, 2016, 04:25 PM   #2041
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Updates - 21/9/2016 - Apologize for iBeet type pictures, the sun was shining into camera.

Repavement works on the V15 (Stīpnieku road) in total ~ 2 km lenght (map).

1. Pictures taken in Jaunmārupe direction (A5).


2. Works are regulated with traffic lights.


3. Cracks all over the place..


4. The remaining part from Mārupe to P132 (2.2 km) is in awful condition.. Latvian State Roads is responsible for this segment. I personally don't drive here above 50 km/h.


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Repavement works completed on the A8/E77 from bridge over Misa river to crossing with P100 (map).

1. Pictures in direction to Jelgava. End of dual carriageway, short 2+1 segment starts, speed limit drops from 90 to 70 km/h.


2. This very segment was fully reconstructed in 2007 (9 years ago).


3. Approaching crossing with P100.


4. Watch out for speed cam!
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Old October 18th, 2016, 01:06 PM   #2042
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Safety posts are now installed on few crossings between Bauska and Grenctāle (LT border). This is the first practice in Latvia.



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Old October 27th, 2016, 02:51 PM   #2043
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Rumble stripes are added on P80 in total 24 km length.







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Old October 27th, 2016, 03:42 PM   #2044
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Estonian Road Administration has been using them quite extensively for the past couple of years - not very comfortable when overtaking but they do provide extra safety, of course.

Here it's usually done the other way round, though: first the grooves and then road markings on top.

Rumble strips are probably most common in Scandinavia, I guess mainly because they are felt even when there's a layer of snow on top.
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Old October 27th, 2016, 04:09 PM   #2045
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Rumble strips are very cost-effective ways to reduce crashes.

The case study in Michigan is interesting. From 2008 to 2010, MDOT installed 8,700 km of centerline rumble strips and 2,700 km of shoulder rumble strips. This system-wide implementation allowed a good before & after study;

* 50 percent reduction in head-on crashes
* 46 percent reduction in run-off-the-road crashes
* 51 percent reduction in fatal crashes
* 41 percent reduction in incapacitating injury crashes
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Old October 28th, 2016, 01:15 AM   #2046
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First rumble strips in Latvia were installed on A1 last year. Haven't heard about them anywhere else since then, besides P80 now.
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Old October 28th, 2016, 12:31 PM   #2047
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Old October 29th, 2016, 04:55 PM   #2048
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Reconstruction of the A3 in Valmiera.











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Old October 30th, 2016, 01:01 AM   #2049
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P89 Ķekava-Skaistkalne-LT border
Great to see a progress on this segment - it was very bumpy and unsafe road.
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Old October 30th, 2016, 09:38 PM   #2050
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Great to see a progress on this segment - it was very bumpy and unsafe road.
There is tendency to fix first 10 km into Latvia. Jokes aside, yes, situation with P roads is improving.
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Old November 1st, 2016, 02:19 PM   #2051
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Reconstruction of the 8,5 km long segment of the P11 between Limbaži and Valmiera.





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Old November 24th, 2016, 08:05 PM   #2052
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LVC has ordered a building design for a new expressway to connect the already built P80/E22 (Tīnuži-Koknese) with Riga. Unfortunetly, the design is planned currently only for section Rīga-A4(Riga's eastern bypass). The allignement was already chosen in 2009 and it will look like this. It will run parallel to P5 which is currently the main road used to access P80 from Riga. The current AADT on it is 17,000.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 04:35 PM   #2053
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To recap what was done in 2016 and what to expect this year.

2016
  • Total of 132 km's reconstructed using EU money.
  • Works carried out on 1009 km's using state budget.
  • Works carried out in total of 1142 km's (134 diffrent objects, 28 bridges & 18 traffic safety projects), including A1 Salacgrīva-Ainaži (12km); A9 Lielupe bridge-intersection with Jelgava-Tukums highway (14km); A11 Nica-Rucava (23km); A12 Rēzekne-halfway to Ludza (22km)
  • Biggest traffic safety projects include reconstruction ofP4/P5 intersection in to a roundabout; reconstruction of A10/P98 intersection in to a roundabout (one of the so called "black spots"); Installing 23 km's of rumble strips on P80; Installed signaling on nine traffic safety islands on A7

2017
  • Total budget of 286 million EUR (10% increase since 2016)
  • 140 diffrent projects, including, reconstructing A3 Rubene-Mellupe bridge (19km); reconstruction of A10 Jūrmala highway-Varkaļi & Lielupe bridge-Statoil gas station (total of 6 km); A10 Ozolaine-Tukums roundabout (11km); P30 Brežģu hill-Vecpiebalga (11km)
  • 26 traffic safety projects, including reocnstruction of following intersections - A10//P130/V1435; P91/V9 (Baldone); A4/V31 & A2/Zinātne street (Sigulda).
  • 3 INTERREG projects with Lithuania on V1028 (7km); P75 (6km) & P106 (14km).


Ķekava bypass
  • 40% of the needed land is already purchased for Ķekava bypass.
  • Enviormental impact assasment has been completed and the procedure will be completed next month.
  • Financial consultant will be found by the end of this month.
  • The PPP project tender will be announced by 2018; contract should be signed by October 2018 and road works will start in 2019-2020.

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During SMART67 project in 2018, on Via Baltica (A7-A5-A4-A1) will be installed:
  • 2 electronic maximum speed signs
  • 13 electronic warning and information signs
  • modernizing and sync of 10 traffic lights
  • 5 new meteorological weaher stations
  • modernizing 8 current weather stations
  • installation of 2 new cameras on intersections, which will automatically indetify a traffic accident.
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Old January 24th, 2017, 01:22 PM   #2054
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Road construction map for 2017 and A road surface quality map (as of February 2016)

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Map of planned road works this year:



Not sure why A8 is included near Jelgava though (or is it V1068? (finally?)). But, it looks like Ozolnieki might finally build a roundabout at this crossing. Otherwise, I have no idea what LVC is planning to do there. Works on the roundabout initially were planned for 2019, unless the municipality of Ozolnieki does the draft design on their own, which would hurry up the construction process.

Also, surface conditions on the main (A) roads as of February, 2016:

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Old February 5th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #2055
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Also, LVC has released information about traffic intensity in 2016. I compared the AADT to that of 2015, here is a list.

Salīdzināju 2016. g. satiksmes intensitātes datus ar 2015. g. datiem.

A1 vidējais 2016. g. 10655 (+8,47%)
A2 vidējais 2016. g. 12550 (+8,94%)
A3 vidējais 2016. g. 5317 (+6,00%)
A4 vidējais 2016. g. 11954 (+15,86%)
A5 vidējais 2016. g. 12482 (+9,67%)
A6 vidējais 2016. g. 8058 (+4,41%)
A7 vidējais 2016. g. 14599 (+9,42%)
A8 vidējais 2016. g. 14453 (+4,95%)
A9 vidējais 2016. g. 5913 (+9,92%)
A10 vidējais 2016. g. 12238 (+1,15%)
A11 vidējais 2016. g. 2272 (+12,86%)
A12 vidējais 2016. g. 2388 (+6,98%)
A13 vidējais 2016. g. 3167 (+4,62%)
A14 vidējais 2016. g. 2004 (+0,80%)
A15 vidējais 2016. g. 1411 (+9,72%)

P80 vidējais 2016. g. 5487 (+11,25%)

Also, RipleyLV did this to the 5 most frequntly used regional and local roads.

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Intereses pēc salīdzināju 2016. gada satiksmes intensitātes datus ar 2015. gada datiem TOP 5 noslogotajiem reģionālajiem un vietējiem ceļiem:
  1. P133 Lidostas ''Rīga'' pievedceļš = 25566 (+27%)
  2. P4 Rīga-P5 = 20865 (+36%)
  3. P2 Juglas papīrfabrika-Upesciems = 10868 (+14%)
  4. P97 Jelgava-Dobele-Annenieki = 10845 (+15%)
  5. P100 Jelgava-Dalbe = 10135 (+18%)
  1. V1 Valdlauči-Rāmava = 11067 (+8%)
  2. V20 Imanta-Babīte = 9838 (+6%)
  3. V3 Rāmava-Baloži = 8572 (+5%)
  4. V18 Pievedceļš Olainei = 7770 (-15%)
  5. V35 Šķirotava-Saurieši = 5983 (+16%)
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Which basically means it is urgent to make the Latvian part of Via Baltica isn't it? Driving between Bauska and Riga is really time-consuming...
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Which basically means it is urgent to make the Latvian part of Via Baltica isn't it? Driving between Bauska and Riga is really time-consuming...
If you mean building a second carriageway and grade seperating it, then ofcourse. I made a list of sections which are in desperate need of widening.

A1 from A2 until V101 (Start of Saulkrasti bypass)
A2 from Aerodium (end of current 2x2 section) until Līgatne (including Sigulda bypass)
All of A4
A5 from Salaspils until A7 (including a new bridge over Daugava) and from A8 till A9 (start of current 2x2 section)
A7 from Rīga till Bauska (including Iecava & Bauska bypass)
A10 from Jūrmala bypass until Ķemeri.

Not to mention that some regional roads ar also getting congested. The problem here is lack of financing. Even Ķekava bypass will be 2x2 only until with junction with A5, the rest of it will have only 1 lane per direction. Atleast it will be fully grade seperated.
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Yesterday the legal and financial consultant for Ķekava bypass construction was chosen - Deloitte Latvija. They will be wroking together with Deloitte CVBA & Laga CVBA from Belgium and Deloitte Financial Advisory from Denmark.

Impact on the environment procedure will be finished by th end of February. Procurement will start b the end of this year and the contract is expected to be signed by the last quarter of next year. Real construction works will start in 2019-2020.
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First photos of the A13 between Medumi and Daugavpils.




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The new roundabout on the A10 with P98 crossing from above.


Sorry for no ground photos, I ran out of liquid and my windshield was very dirty.
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