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Old September 20th, 2014, 08:01 PM   #1821
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Maybe, but I believe they lack coordination. If Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians blocked some cities on the Via Baltica as sometimes Poles do in Łomża (and in the past Augustów or Suwałki), maybe the EU would react faster? Or maybe I'm talking like a typical French guy, "la grève" !
I think it's a French thing We don't really do strikes. Even though we do have a million things we'd hate about our roads, only the lorry drivers made a bit of a strike, blocking a kilometer of road in the capital city.

A couple of days ago there was some international forum about international transportation in 2050, and there was one foreign speaker who said that in the future there will be less railway worker strikes but there will be car-related strikes. And I thought to myself: LOL, what? we have never had a railway worker strike
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Old September 20th, 2014, 08:31 PM   #1822
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Striking is a southern European thing. The Dutch rarely go on strike, and I can't recall any national strikes in the past decade or so.

However, I can see that guy's point, they strike over anything in Belgium for example. In 2011, the Belgian railways NMBS went on strike for 32 days, not consecutive, but on various days.

Dutch Wikipedia tries to keep count, the list of strikes in the past 5 years is extremely long and is nearly entirely composed of public transport strikes:
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overzic...rijfsstakingen
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Old September 20th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #1823
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there was one foreign speaker who said that in the future there will be less railway worker strikes but there will be car-related strikes. And I thought to myself: LOL, what? we have never had a railway worker strike
LOL `I refuse to drive myself to work!`
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Old September 21st, 2014, 06:57 PM   #1824
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LOL `I refuse to drive myself to work!`
You don't need a stike for that You just need to take public transportation
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Old October 1st, 2014, 03:50 PM   #1825
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A12/E22 Ludza-Nirza is now complete. That means, the whole Ludza-Terehova project is complete. Construction works on the first stretch Nirza-Ploski were finished in 2008 and Ploski-Terehova were finished in 2012. Total lenght of Ludza-Terehova was reduced by 4 kilometers, from 41 to 37km.







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Old October 2nd, 2014, 02:17 PM   #1826
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A12/E22 Ludza-Nirza is now complete. That means, the whole Ludza-Terehova project is complete. Construction works on the first stretch Nirza-Ploski were finished in 2008 and Ploski-Terehova were finished in 2012. Total lenght of Ludza-Terehova was reduced by 4 kilometers, from 41 to 37km.

Much earlier than announced!

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Precise opening date added: Latvia A12: Ludza – Nirza 1 17.8km (2008 to 28th October 2014)
Was it opened yesterday, 1st October?

Anyway, that road seems not to have a 2-laned expressway standard.

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Do 2x1 expressway standard roads count too?
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1x1? I guess you mean 1x2 or 1+1 (or 2+1). This kind of expressway is type "1" in the list (1st carriageway) but I only want to add these projects if a 2nd carriageway is also planned to be built (part of any official future plan).
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Theoretically, you could add A12, which is U/C currently, though the second carriageway wont be built soon.
Does the new section only have at-grade crossroads at the beginning and at the end or also in between?
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 04:51 PM   #1827
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It was opened yesterday. The pictures are taken in beginning of the new road. Official statement says that they have built over 7km of local roads parallel to to the new road + 4 tunnels under A12 for local roads too, in order to eliminate at-grade crossing.
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 09:24 PM   #1828
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Much earlier than announced!



Was it opened yesterday, 1st October?

Anyway, that road seems not to have a 2-laned expressway standard.







Does the new section only have at-grade crossroads at the beginning and at the end or also in between?
1st and 4th photos show 1 level junctions, which shouldn't be a common thing in 1x2 expressway standard roads
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Old October 4th, 2014, 05:44 PM   #1829
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They haven't gotten rid of 1 level junctions. They have simply reduced the number of them and repositioned them to safer locations. With just 2000 cars per day on the E22 and with surrounding population density at just 5,4 people/km2 (and dropping by 1,5 people/km2 every 10 years) those junctions shouldn't really cause any problems.
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Old October 4th, 2014, 07:03 PM   #1830
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Hmm, intresting. Anyway, it's still getting the 100km/h speed limit, which means it's a semi-expressway in Latvia.
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Old October 4th, 2014, 07:35 PM   #1831
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And that people will be actually driving ~120 km/h
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Old October 4th, 2014, 08:22 PM   #1832
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Why wouldn't they? The road is straight with no sharp turns, number of crossings has been reduced, slow traffic like tractors probably will use the previous local road, there is no dense traffic. Knowing our drivers, dangerous situations may occur while overtaking though.

BTW, what is happening with the old A12 segment? Is it getting a regional road status?
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Old October 4th, 2014, 08:33 PM   #1833
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AFAIK it's getting V512 status, but I am not sure.
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Old October 4th, 2014, 08:39 PM   #1834
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Ok, seems fair enough.
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Old October 7th, 2014, 04:53 PM   #1835
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Latvian Government supports conceptual plan, to push Ķekava bypass construction as a PPP project.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 08:12 PM   #1836
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Is 90 km/h the maximum speed limit on all non-urban roads in Latvia?

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Old October 13th, 2014, 08:31 PM   #1837
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Yes, but in summer some bits have 100 kph limits
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Old October 13th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #1838
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I see, so instead of lower winter speed limits like in Estonia, Lithuania and Finland, Latvia allows 100 km/h on some select stretches during the summer and 90 km/h anywhere / anytime else.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 08:42 PM   #1839
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There do seem to be 110 km/h speed limits on express roads.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 08:45 PM   #1840
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Winter speed limit is a strange thing. It used to have in Quebec (70 mph summer, 55 mph winter), when there is snow on the road, should drive slow, but when it's that hard cold (like -15*C) and the road is dry as bone, no reason to drive slow... (well not 250 km/h either...)
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