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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:51 AM   #481
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^ Thanks! Can't wait to see it finished. Happy New Year to you too!
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:49 PM   #482
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Can you remind me the opening date ? By the way, hope to see it with my eyes in reality on spring.
By the way - when latvian road administration was doing reconstruction of the bridge on western bypass of Riga over Jurmala road. Did they reconstruct just bridge? Because exit which connects Jurmala road and bypass direction to Lithuanian side was closed. During Christmas I was in Riga airport and used this exit and it was really bumpy So it's strange why it was closed and not repaired.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 07:34 PM   #483
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^ Strange situation indeed.. I think it should be repaved in the nearest time!
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 07:49 PM   #484
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Can you remind me the opening date ?
I don't know the exact opening date yet, but somewhere in 2011.

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By the way - when latvian road administration was doing reconstruction of the bridge on western bypass of Riga over Jurmala road. Did they reconstruct just bridge? Because exit which connects Jurmala road and bypass direction to Lithuanian side was closed. During Christmas I was in Riga airport and used this exit and it was really bumpy
As far as I know both bridges were reconstructed only, but for me it's hard to say, because I haven't driven there since June. Maybe some repavements were done, maybe other forumers who often drive there know.

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So it's strange why it was closed and not repaired.
It was closed, because the ramp lead to the bridge construction site. See in Google maps. You should've taken the first exit form A10 in order to reach the temporary roundabout, where you could join A5 in Lithuanian direction.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 01:27 AM   #485
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Oh, correct, seems this exit was closed, because it leaded to construction site. Anyway, it's possible, that those holes and bumps on the road appeared recently, because of current weather conditions - relatively warm weather, cold, snow, again positive temperature, again snow etc. It really harms an asphalt.
By the way, I didn't know about temporary roundabout few months ago, so I skiped an exit and drove all the way to Jurmala to turn around. Still was a nice journey, because I didn't have to rush
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 09:43 AM   #486
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Lol. Weren't there temporary signs put on?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:56 AM   #487
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Lol. Weren't there temporary signs put on?
Maybe they were, but it was dark already and I think I just simply skiped them
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Old January 4th, 2010, 01:26 PM   #488
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Hehe.

By the way, Latvia started to use bilingual signage from 1st of October, 2009.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #489
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Necessary improvement
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Old January 4th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #490
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I wonder if Moscow or Pskov will be signed in cyrillic, like - Maskava/Москва.

How do they sign Minsk in Lithuania?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #491
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I think signs with Russian names will be signed the way they are signed in Russia - in Latinic alphabet as they are heard in Russian language. F.e. you would hardly find a destination sign marked 'Moscow', instead everywhere it's written (under Cyrillic in small letters) 'Moskva'.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #492
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Yeah, I guess you're right.

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Completely forgot about Kaliningrad, you don't use cyrillic on signs.

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Old January 4th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #493
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Neither Minsk, neither Kaliningrad aren't signed in cyrillica
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Neither Minsk, neither Kaliningrad aren't signed in cyrillica
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Old January 5th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #495
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^ Well, that's the best decission in any senses; I know f.i. in Poland names of Kaliningrad oblast cities/towns are marked just the same!
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Old January 6th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #496
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Two pictures of the reconstructed regional road P80 last year near Tīnūži village:




This will be one of the main access roads from Riga to Tīnūži, where the new E22 half-profile motorway will start. I'll remind you that the construction of a completely new highway (Koknese-Viskāļi) started in September. The other part (Viskāļi-Tīnūži) reconstruction of P80 will start this year. Both parts will be finished in 2012. It's being built with one lane in each direction, but in the future there will be added two extra lanes. Total lenght of the highway ~50km.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:12 PM   #497
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Nirza-Ploski, A12 alternative (opened in 2007)




2nd stage (Nirza-Ludza) under construction now.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:48 PM   #498
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Estonia and Latvia have a different approach on road design. In the last picture, for example, you can see that overtaking is allowed even though there are 2 lanes coming from the opposite direction. In Estonia there would certainly be a double solid line.
Also, you have built quite many kms of wide 1x2 highways in the recent years. We tend to avoid that solution and no roads like that have been built.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #499
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Nice shots, Nirza - Ploski seems to be an important stretch, they could widen it to 4 lanes and we'll have an expressway till border, could be used just for trucks!
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 03:59 PM   #500
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Announced road projects in December:

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