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Old June 29th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #1081
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Was in Riga today and took some pics of the recently opened Slāvu fly-over.

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1st set of pictures is in direction from Southern bridge to Piedrūjas street (map below):


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13. From here Eastern highway starts.


2nd set of Pictures follow from Eastern highway to Krustpils street (map below):


14. For me it was quite a surpirise to see Vicebsk (Belarus) signed.


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And now some random pictures of the place.

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Drove on A8 today, theres some heavy works going on A5 viaduct over A8, anyone knows if its going to be demolished and a new one is going to be built or just recnstruction? I think that a reconstrucion is more likeley.
Reconstruction of course. For a sec I couldn't believe my eyes.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #1082
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Great report Ripley! Thanks I must say the signage is rather good. Though it took me a while to realize Pleskava means Pskov.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #1083
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Nice roads and nice signs. IMO Latvia has the best signage of the ex-Soviet countries!
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:50 PM   #1084
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But they (signs) are expensive as hell. Mostly designed and produced by Jelgava company "Signum".
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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #1085
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The sign design looks very German, only a different layout and colors. Latvia also has one of the better capital font letters used on road signs in Europe (better than France and Italy if you ask me).
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Old June 29th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #1086
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Definitely agree. I think also lithuanians, estonians are great designed. In Poland we have in my opinion one of the ugliest in Europe.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 10:56 PM   #1087
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But they (signs) are expensive as hell.
They are expensive in every other country.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #1088
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They are expensive in every other country.
That's why we shouldn't steal them.

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Old June 30th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #1089
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That's why we shouldn't steal them.
You mean we should, I live 30km from Lithuania anyway.

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Old June 30th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #1090
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Very impressive interchange, thanks for the pictures!
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Old June 30th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #1091
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You mean we should, I live 30km from Lithuania anyway.
No I meant shouldn't. But well, if you could get more cash in Lithuania then I'm in.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:52 PM   #1092
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Anyone intrested in video of this route?
http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Sv...8,9,10,11&z=10
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 10:43 PM   #1093
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Anyone intrested in video of this route?
http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Sv...8,9,10,11&z=10
Yes! Of course! Upload it
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 11:05 PM   #1094
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Yes! Of course! Upload it
Thats gonna take time. i guess it should be done by tomorrow eavning.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 10:31 AM   #1095
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watch in HD ofcourse.
taken with my phone.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 12:26 PM   #1096
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watch in HD ofcourse.
taken with my phone.
Thanks =) Looks like they'll rebuild viaduct on A5
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 04:21 PM   #1097
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A bit shaky video, but thanks. I see there is a need of bigger investments to improve regional road quality in Zemgale generally.

Does anyone who has recently driven on A5 in Jūrmala direction know whether both viaducts over A9 are reconstructed aswell?
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 09:00 PM   #1098
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A bit shaky video, but thanks. I see there is a need of bigger investments to improve regional road quality in Zemgale generally.

Does anyone who has recently driven on A5 in Jūrmala direction know whether both viaducts over A9 are reconstructed aswell?
Yeah, the road quality wasnt helping, as you can see, on smooth roads it isnt shaky, even on the gravel par it wasnt so shaky as on P94.
I think ill be going by there tomorrow, so i will probably inform you about the situation there.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 09:47 PM   #1099
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This video I found on YouTube:

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Old July 3rd, 2011, 10:20 PM   #1100
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Slāvu flyover looks fantastic. The signs are definitely clearer and better made than Lithuanian ones too. Well done.
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