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Old June 29th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #721
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And some more vids of Latvian roads

Riga - Baldone - Daugmale - Doles Sala - Riga

Since youtube has the 10 min video limit and since it was a long trip and to speed up the video playback to fit the trip in 10min would a bit too funny (imagine driving about 120km/h and that 10X normal speed ) I made 3 parts of it and every part is 2x normal speed.

Here is a map shoving all parts
Black - first part
Green - second
Yellow - last


And here are the vids (hope you have spare ~30min of your life)





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Old June 30th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #722
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As of today, construction of the Southern bridge 3rd stage has been stopped, due to insufficient funding. In a popular media website here, there were uploaded some photos of the works already done:












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Old June 30th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #723
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Probably you are right. As far as I know, money will be enough only for year 2011. Maybe some stretches will be reconstructed on 2012 too, but that depends on costs.
Sudden pumping of money into a industry will lead to nothing but just to rise of unit cost. We did see this already in 2008 whe funding rised 37% but building works went down 7%. Better rise funding 5% a year and than contractors will slowly expand and will not just run for the available money.
I didn't know EU fonds were available for road maintainance; I't a shame we still can't do it on our own.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 01:10 PM   #724
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Sudden pumping of money into a industry will lead to nothing but just to rise of unit cost. We did see this already in 2008 whe funding rised 37% but building works went down 7%. Better rise funding 5% a year and than contractors will slowly expand and will not just run for the available money.
It would be better if we had enough funding. Now this is the only way to do something. Should we stop that? I don't think so.

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I didn't know EU fonds were available for road maintainance; I't a shame we still can't do it on our own.
They aren't. Mentioned projects aren't maintenance projects but reconstructions. That isn't the same.
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Old July 4th, 2010, 11:32 AM   #725
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My trip on 02.07.2010. hope you don't mind that I don't comment where exactly the pic was taken ... I'm just too lazy for that today


















































































































And a video of Pļaviņu Hydro Power Plant tunnel "over" Daugava
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Old July 4th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #726
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Great work, Hybrid! The pics show that our roads are not that bad after all! Though, both HES could've had better adjacent roads..
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Old July 4th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #727
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Ouch, you were just a few kilometers away from the E22 construction site near Koknese. What a pity with no photos. At least, I finally get to see the reconstructed A6 all the way from Riga till Ogre. Thanks!
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Old July 4th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #728
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Ouch, you were just a few kilometers away from the E22 construction site near Koknese. What a pity with no photos. At least, I finally get to see the reconstructed A6 all the way from Riga till Ogre. Thanks!
Was a bit after Koknese?
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Was a bit after Koknese?
Maybe, the U/C section should like this, judging by the plans:
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Hmm ... I was at the A6/P79 junction and didn't see any signs of construction work further ... If the works have already begun, then it is not so close to Koknese.

Well actually the trip was planned only to Aizkraukle, but the "expansion" to Koknese wasn't planned
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Old July 4th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #731
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Hmm ... I was at the A6/P79 junction and didn't see any signs of construction work further ... If the works have already begun, then it is not so close to Koknese.
Then I guess they aren't building the western bypass of Koknese yet, only the highway untill P79. I haven't been there myself recently, so I don't know how it looks there.
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It would be better if we had enough funding. Now this is the only way to do something. Should we stop that? I don't think so.

They aren't. Mentioned projects aren't maintenance projects but reconstructions. That isn't the same.
Well, this is a strange situation. This sound like spending of available funds not looking on the return. If capacity of contractors is limited and increase of funds will lead just to increase of unit cost, then better leave the surplus money for other industries or other states that can use it more effectively. I think the published plan is unrealistic [or do you have more precise data - is it possible to reconstruct pavement for 330km in 2011 (increase 50 times form 2010) without mayor investments into the machinery?].
Another paradox is that not changing wearing course (lack of maintenance) has lead to need of full pavement reconstruction (EU funds available). It would be very educational for Latvia if EU don't approve these projects cos It's our fault of roads being in such a condition; and we even don't have a serious financing plan to improve them in middle term, or do we have one?
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Old July 5th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #733
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30.06.2010

Slāvu fly-over in Riga.


17.06.2010

Daugavpils new highway.


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Old July 6th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #734
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Yesterday, "LAD" released a PDF file with the planned and on going road works for this year: http://www.lvceli.lv/LV/Download/?t=pagefile&i=407

For foreigners:
Notiek būvdarbi - works on going
Ir izsludināts iepirkums - procurement opened
The last column in the table is the work start and end date.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 11:45 AM   #735
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Impressive pics, RipleyLV! Also, it's surprisingly nice to see so many P roads getting reconstruction, though most of these roads are indeed sort of important routes, so I'm glad many are already u/c. And looks as if both EU and Cohesion funds are brought under, not bad, considering such a poor situation with those possibilities..!
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Old July 7th, 2010, 05:41 PM   #736
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Impressive pics, RipleyLV!
Thanks, but the credit goes to panoramio users; alinco_fan & Dainiskauskas.

07.07.2010

Meža prospect - Eastern highway. Pictures from TVNET.






Link: http://www.tvnet.lv/galleries/show/6634
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E22/A10 reconstruction in Ventspils.

29.04.2010



Bridge over Venta river reconstruction. This will be the first bascule bridge in Latvia.

More photos from April: http://www.ventspilnieki.lv/foto_galerijas/citi/192/

19.05.2010










More photos from May: http://www.ventspilnieki.lv/foto_galerijas/citi/210/

14.06.2010





More bridge reconstruction photos.





More photos from June: http://www.ventspilnieki.lv/foto_galerijas/citi/237/

This is a one big photo page, that's for sure.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #738
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^ Indeed it is! And what a progress can we see here! Eastern highway is booming, already first pylon installed!
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Old July 8th, 2010, 03:32 PM   #739
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Southern bridge, Slāvu magistral.
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^ Well, impressive as always! Can someone remind me when it is scheduled to put whole Slāvu overpass into operation, please?
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