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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:30 AM   #461
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110 km/h is not bad, I'm guessing that the standard motorway speed limit is 120?
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Old December 24th, 2009, 09:28 AM   #462
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130 km/h actually. Great progress on national roads and glad to hear about some expressway roads, because it's quite srtrange to see no expressway or motorway speed limits in speed limit board when entering Latvia from abroad
By the eay. What was the purpose of those really wide medians in some places, when road to Sigulda was build ?
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Old December 24th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #463
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AFAIK, Latvia has no motorways at the moment so it would be rather pointless to sign motorway speed limits.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #464
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By the eay. What was the purpose of those really wide medians in some places, when road to Sigulda was build ?
I don't know, sure nobody else does. On a A1 you have wide medians too.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #465
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I don't know why that guy is looking through the instrument. The roller is probably vibrating so vigorously that he can't make out anything through the scope or even see the crosshairs, which is just as well because the vibration has surely knocked the instrument off of the correct backsight.


If these dudes want to stake accurately, they should set the instrument up farther from the road, where it won't be disturbed by vibrations.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #466
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That's a "dumpy level" for surveying.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumpy_level
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Old December 28th, 2009, 03:10 PM   #467
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@Tom 958, you see, it's Eastern part of Europe, mostly everything is made this way, it's all about the speed and any circumstances won't stop that; it's not like in US, where every nail is put only with the use of the same 'dumpy level'!
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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:31 PM   #468
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Recently opened Slāvu estacade in last week - you can see the major problems of Riga traffic infrastructure when the weather becomes a bit more difficult. Almost all city becomes jammed then.

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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:01 AM   #469
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Khm, it was opened a month ago.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 02:12 AM   #470
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I know it, I live there. A month ago - that is "recently", imo!
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But is it jammed mostly in the bad weather or it's an every day situation as it happens traditionally in that area? Interesting, will the traffic jams dissolve when the whole over-pass would be finished?
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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #472
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But is it jammed mostly in the bad weather or it's an every day situation as it happens traditionally in that area? Interesting, will the traffic jams dissolve when the whole over-pass would be finished?
Of course, it's not so jammed in every day, but in that day I observed jams or slow traffic flow in almost whole right bank - Plavnieki, Purvciems, Darzciems... Haven't seen so much transport in Riga commieblock areas before.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 04:22 PM   #473
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I was in Riga today, to see how's the windmill doing. Since it is located very close to Slāvu fly-over, I decided to drive there and take some pictures.




The new bridge...


and the new estacade!












New sign on A8.

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Old December 31st, 2009, 06:41 PM   #474
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^ Wow, is it the first sign with the name of the foreign city on both languages in Latvia? Although they could've used a slash between the name on two languages because looks as a completely different direction..
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Wow, it looks super bad-ass! Thanks for the update, RipleyLV.
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Old January 1st, 2010, 04:12 PM   #476
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Although they could've used a slash between the name on two languages because looks as a completely different direction..
They could leave only Šiauliai.
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Weird sign. What is the purpose in writing "Jaunolaine" village name on that sign and ignoring nearby much larger "Olaine" town?

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^ Wow, is it the first sign with the name of the foreign city on both languages in Latvia?
Probably meant for those Lithuanian gastarbaiters from using RIX airport as transit point.

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They could leave only Šiauliai.
Here are the news for you. In Latvian language that town is called "Šauļi".

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Old January 1st, 2010, 06:08 PM   #478
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Weird sign. What is the purpose in writing "Jaunolaine" village name on that sign and ignoring nearby much larger "Olaine" town?



Probably meant for those illiterate Lithuanian gastarbaiters from who use RIX airport as transit point.
We have some in Lithuania too for those illiterate Latvians (aka Zirga galvos) using our precious roads with their dirty cars
This one may get a little confusing... seemingly they just ran out of space
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This one is better and with a slash which kinda helps to figure out what is what
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If it was up to me though I would simply leave it in the original language i.e. Rīga or Šiauliai.

And happy new year to all Latvian road-freaks
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Old January 1st, 2010, 06:19 PM   #479
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If it was up to me though I would simply leave it in the original language i.e. Rīga or Šiauliai.
Many European countries do so. In Riga case, I don't see the point why to make signs in two languages because of one different letter.

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:44 AM   #480
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Cool photos of those big estacades project in Riga.
Happy new years for latvians
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