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Old March 16th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #541
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Cool then, that's a rare case being practised in Latvia! But wouldn't the old base of those pylons harm the new ones'?
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Old March 16th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #542
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that's a rare case being practised in Latvia!
You know, here isn't much happening sadly. Any road construction activity is rarity.

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But wouldn't the old base of those pylons harm the new ones'?
Don't know details but am sure that not. Rather the opposite - soil already has been compacted by the old pylons. They f.e. can bore through the old pylons when making the new ones - then the base of old pylon serves as additional support.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 10:50 AM   #543
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Made these pics yesterday:
A2 Between Garkalne and Vangaži.
[IMG]http://i40.************/2n9lr8k.jpg[/IMG]
A2 in Vangaži.
[IMG]http://i43.************/14l7mea.jpg[/IMG]
Getting closer to Sigulda.
[IMG]http://i42.************/23ts238.jpg[/IMG]
Some 5km before Sigulda the road goes 1x1.
[IMG]http://i43.************/23magcn.jpg[/IMG]
And this is about 2km away from Sigulda.
[IMG]http://i43.************/15xl9mu.jpg[/IMG]
A2 after Sigulda (Augšlīgatne)
[IMG]http://i42.************/6ye612.jpg[/IMG]
Now we are going to Līgatne. (dont think this road has a name)
[IMG]http://i41.************/30jtvl2.jpg[/IMG]


(btw there was a police chase on A2. a latvian volvo police car was chasing some austrian mercedes bus. they catched it in sigulda at a red light. )
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 11:22 PM   #544
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Oh, the weather conditions just don't make the best view of these pics.. Anyway thanks! Is the road till Līgatne in such a good condition all the way long?
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 05:23 PM   #545
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Oh, the weather conditions just don't make the best view of these pics.. Anyway thanks! Is the road till Līgatne in such a good condition all the way long?
Mostly, it has some cracks but it's still smooth.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #546
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Found this picture on internet, so it isnt mine.
This ir Riga - Jurmala highway in summer 2009.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 04:12 PM   #547
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Līvbērze - Jelgava (P97 and P98)
[IMG]http://i41.************/118ghaf.jpg[/IMG]

P98 in Līvbērze.
[IMG]http://i40.************/3531d83.jpg[/IMG]

Exiting Līvbērze.
[IMG]http://i44.************/200z48m.jpg[/IMG]

Bridge over river - Auce.
[IMG]http://i44.************/kd1sba.jpg[/IMG]

Getting close to P97.
[IMG]http://i41.************/11izwhk.jpg[/IMG]

P97 - Bridge over river - Svēte.
[IMG]http://i41.************/551842.jpg[/IMG]

Entering Jelgava.
[IMG]http://i44.************/288tea0.jpg[/IMG]

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Old April 18th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #548
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P97 - Bridge over river - Svēte.
[IMG]http://i41.************/551842.jpg[/IMG]

Entering Jelgava.
[IMG]http://i44.************/288tea0.jpg[/IMG]
This entrance to Jelgava this year is going to be widened to 4 lanes, finally.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 11:17 AM   #549
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Last week I took a trip on some Latvian main roads (A7, A5, A4 and a bit A6 too). I made lots of pictures and some videos. I'll try to upload some of them a bit later.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #550
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Road A7 (driving from Riga to Bauska) before A7-A5 roundabout.


The same.


The same.


A7 after A7-A5 roundabout.


The same.


As you see, road pavement varies from bad to very good.

A bit of Riga bypass A5 (reconstructed last year).


The same (near Riga hydroelectric powerstation). The pavement is in very bad condition.


Riga bypass A4.

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Old April 19th, 2010, 03:39 PM   #551
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Riga bypass A4.


Riga bypass A4.


Riga bypass A4.


Road A6 (driving to Riga), reconstructed last year.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 10:06 PM   #552
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^ Looks not so bad at all. Thanks for showing that.
Hey, it's a long time we haven't seen any road reconstruction updates..
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 01:13 PM   #553
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Slavu overpass in March:
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Webcam has been moved! In this picture you can see, that old Slāvu bridge supports are being demolished.
And now:
[IMG]http://i39.************/2a9zb51.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 24th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #554
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Jelgava - Rīga (P100 and A8/E77)
[IMG]http://i42.************/21afdhh.jpg[/IMG]
P100 in Jelgava.
[IMG]http://i44.************/1581fcw.jpg[/IMG]
P100 between Jelgava and Ozolnieki.
[IMG]http://i41.************/jab8g8.jpg[/IMG]
Getting close to A8.
[IMG]http://i43.************/2iraddv.jpg[/IMG]
Railroad crossing.
[IMG]http://i41.************/wh1fmv.jpg[/IMG]
A Norwegian.
[IMG]http://i41.************/2znmqkg.jpg[/IMG]
Now we are on A8.
[IMG]http://i43.************/2cgfqlw.jpg[/IMG]
It started to rain, so i couldnt make any clear pictures so we are skipping a bit. Just after Olaine, close to Riga Bypass.
[IMG]http://i40.************/2u8id6s.jpg[/IMG]
After Riga bypass. The quality of the road here is awful.
[IMG]http://i42.************/23s6qnk.jpg[/IMG]
And now we are in Riga. And the road is smooth again.
[IMG]http://i41.************/10frlue.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 24th, 2010, 03:17 PM   #555
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Nice pictures, thanks.

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After Riga bypass. The quality of the road here is awful.
[IMG]http://i42.************/23s6qnk.jpg[/IMG]
Thankfully, "LAD" promises to repave the critical condition streches on the whole A8 from Riga to Lithuanian border in 2011 and 2012.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #556
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^ That's cool because after Jelgava the road on some stretches is just awful!
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Old May 1st, 2010, 10:28 PM   #557
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Widening of Brīvibas iela/A2/E77
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Old May 1st, 2010, 10:34 PM   #558
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Nice pics, but Ive thought Latvia and other Baltic states have much better roads

How many kilometers of highways are there in Latvia? (2x2 + emergency lanes)
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 02:46 PM   #559
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Are there plans to make some of the 2X2 highways into official motorways?
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:11 PM   #560
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How many kilometers of highways are there in Latvia? (2x2 + emergency lanes)
I couldn't find any official data, so I used Google maps to count, the result number could be around 180 km, including within Riga city borders (A2, A6, A8, A10). Not all these highways have emergency lanes though.

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Are there plans to make some of the 2X2 highways into official motorways?
Ofcourse there are:
A2 Riga bypass-Sēnīte (2011)
A8 Riga-Jelgava (2016)
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