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Old June 8th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #941
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Some on ground pictures from A9 road. Pictures were taken by Xedos from ************.

In Aleksandrija town, a suburb of Šiauliai. Dual carriageway construction in progress. A view towards Kairiai town
[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=902&pictureid=27357[/IMG]

A view towards Šiauliai
[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=902&pictureid=27356[/IMG]

After Aleksandrija town, towards Kairiai town. An 2x2 expressway will turn to right to bypass Kairiai town
[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=902&pictureid=27355[/IMG]

A cloverleaf style viaduct in progress
[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=902&pictureid=27367[/IMG]

In some stretches an asphalt is already paved
[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=902&pictureid=27361[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=902&pictureid=27363[/IMG]

Adjacent road is visible on left
[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=902&pictureid=27364[/IMG]

A previously showed viaduct is visible in a distance
[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=902&pictureid=27362[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.************/forumas/picture.php?albumid=902&pictureid=27366[/IMG]

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Old June 12th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #942
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An update of Vilnius southern bypass construction.
A scheme made by myself:

1st stage is near the completion, most of photos will be posted from 2nd stage in a direction from point B towards point A.
Pictures (c) Zorro from ************


Current 1x2 road will be upgraded to 2x2, but it won't have an expressway status. Currently works are in ~7 km long stretch. A road will follow current road nr. 106.










Construction of a viaduct over a railway


Further


Digging deep




A viaduct over another railway which is close to A16/A4 road






A viaduct over a road A16/A4



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Old June 12th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #943
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What would be the best route from Riga to Klaipeda? I'm thinking of something like this A8 - LV/LT - A12 - A1.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #944
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What would be the best route from Riga to Klaipeda? I'm thinking of something like this A8 - LV/LT - A12 - A1.
The shortest road probably would be from Liepāja to Klaipėda, the best road is that mentioned by You, the most interesting is A11 from Šiauliai as there is a possibility to visit Telšiai Old Town, Plungė manor, Plokštinė Nuclear Missile Launch Site (18 km off the main road from Plungė), Kretinga town churches and manor with winter garden, Šatrija maybe, but it is situated some 20 km from the main road. Also the road from Plungė is very picturesque, hilly, in some places like near Kartena reminds Slovakia, only the road is not perfect, as overcrowded during the summer.
So everything depends on your aims and time.

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Old June 13th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #945
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Im trying to make this trip in one day, leaving Riga in a very early morning, and planning to be in Klaipeda at about 11AM. The above mentioned things would be very intresting, but it dosent seem to fit in one day. How long would the route be if i am taking A1? I calculated about 3-4h avarage.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #946
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I highly recommend You drive from Riga to Klaipeda via Kryžkalnis, by E77-E85. This way is the fastest and the most safe.

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/1MU0
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Old June 13th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #947
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What would be the best route from Riga to Klaipeda? I'm thinking of something like this A8 - LV/LT - A12 - A1.
I recommend: http://goo.gl/maps/RjsF
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Old June 13th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #948
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Only from Kretinga it is better to ride to Vydmantai (Kretinga-Vydmantai-Klaipėda 36 km), because there is an autobahn and Kretinga-Kretingalė (Kretinga-Kretingalė-Klaipėda 26 km) is not so good road. Time spend on both roads is ~the same.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #949
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Only from Kretinga it is better to ride to Vydmantai (Kretinga-Vydmantai-Klaipėda 36 km), because there is an autobahn and Kretinga-Kretingalė (Kretinga-Kretingalė-Klaipėda 26 km) is not so good road. Time spend on both roads is ~the same.
"Not so good road" isnt a problem, we are used to that in Latvia.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #950
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Only from Kretinga it is better to ride to Vydmantai (Kretinga-Vydmantai-Klaipėda 36 km), because there is an autobahn and Kretinga-Kretingalė (Kretinga-Kretingalė-Klaipėda 26 km) is not so good road. Time spend on both roads is ~the same.
I don't think it's any worse than A13 (Vydmantai-Klaipėda), at least that stretch with wide median in direction from Klaipėda to Palanga had a lot of potholes last year. But anyways, I'd stick to my route, as you can see some nice scenery and interesting sights mentioned by vilniusguide already.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #951
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I guess if you like motorways - take A12/A1 route and enjoy 100 km long A1 stretch were you can drive on 130-140 km/h. If you like to cruise on ordinary roads enjoying scenery - take A11 from Šiauliai towards Klaipėda
Or the best - take one route to drive to Klaipėda and another to come back
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Old June 13th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #952
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I highly recommend You drive from Riga to Klaipeda via Kryžkalnis, by E77-E85. This way is the fastest and the most safe.

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/1MU0
Only that you should recommend to use Šiauliai bypass instead of driving through the city. Also, the road between Kelmė and Kryžkalnis is not too good.
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Thanks for the route's guys! I'll be taking A1 when going to Klaipeda (my first motorway ) and going back i'll take A11 or go through Liepaja.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #954
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(my first motorway )
Ever?

Such a thing would be unthinkable in the Netherlands, there's hardly a place more than 40 kilometers from a motorway.
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Such a thing would be unthinkable in the Netherlands, there's hardly a place more than 40 kilometers from a motorway.
I've driven a few km's on A1 near Kaunas, but the speed limit then there was 100 (?) and some stretches of A1, A6 and A10 in Latvia which have 100 too, but that isn;t really a motorway, so that will be my first real motorway ever.
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Wow... Enjoy it!
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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:18 AM   #957
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Only that you should recommend to use Šiauliai bypass instead of driving through the city.
Surely A18 for avoiding Šiauliai... Google is not so clever..
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Also, the road between Kelmė and Kryžkalnis is not too good.
It has the new pavement (the last 12 km to Kryžkalnis) and safety infrastructure since autumn 2011.
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I am going travel on the A5 from Poland to Kaunas and the A6 to Latvia in August 2012. A year or two before there was a lot of construction on these roads. Is it all finished now?
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I am going travel on the A5 from Poland to Kaunas and the A6 to Latvia in August 2012. A year or two before there was a lot of construction on these roads. Is it all finished now?
Todays roadworks situation:



Please click on map fom more detaled information.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #960
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Todays roadworks situation:



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That's a good map (once I figured out how to control it).
Almost nothing currently for A5 or A6 which is good news if maintained.
Maybe my trip this year will be quicker than in previous years.

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