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Old October 11th, 2014, 05:28 PM   #1241
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Do you have a (Lithuanian) source for that? For example from the road authority? The legal text doesn't seem to specify it (it still shows green signs).
New destination signage rules will be prepared in 2015 (acording to LRA question-answer thread), so as for now, blue destination signs are still not shown along with green ones. According to legal text, sign 601 and 605 will not be used anymore. It might be changed by other signs like new motorway and expressway exit signs, etc. and referred as signs 601 and 605.

In that thread I asked a question about destination signage in motorways and they said that new destination signage will be applied in 2015. (link)

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Old October 13th, 2014, 07:26 PM   #1242
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Since 11th October 2014 cars are allowed to drive at speed 120 km/h on expressways during summer season (from 1st April to 1st November). Previouly a speed limit during summer season for expressways was 110 km/h.
Expressways in Lithuania:
  • Majority of A1 road between Vilnius and Kaunas
  • A9 road, stretch Radviliškis - Šiauliai
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Old October 13th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #1243
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Since 11th October 2014 cars are allowed to drive at speed 120 km/h on expressways during summer season (from 1st April to 1st November). Previouly a speed limit during summer season for expressways was 110 km/h.
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[*]Majority of A1 road between Vilnius and Kaunas[*]A9 road, stretch Radviliškis - Šiauliai
This is great news. Didn't know this was going to happen so soon.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 11:07 PM   #1244
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This is great news. Didn't know this was going to happen so soon.
I forgot to mention, that speed limit for winter season is also going to be raised - from existing 100 km/h to 110 km/h.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:32 PM   #1245
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I don't understand one thing: if the green signage disappears on motorways, then what is the double "motorway" sign on the LT entrance sign?

Moreover: I can't understand also if all the roadsigns will be blue? & what is the aim of such a measure?
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:00 PM   #1246
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I don't understand one thing: if the green signage disappears on motorways, then what is the double "motorway" sign on the LT entrance sign?
Probably for people to know that there are two types of signs that mean "motorway" because the green ones will be completely replaced only by 2020. That's 5 years of transition from green to blue signs.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 04:10 PM   #1247
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Are they going to raise the motorway speed limit to 140 km/h as well?

It seems that right now there will be only a minimal speed difference between expressways (120) and motorways (130).
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Old October 16th, 2014, 04:41 PM   #1248
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Are they going to raise the motorway speed limit to 140 km/h as well?

It seems that right now there will be only a minimal speed difference between expressways (120) and motorways (130).
Probably not. Lithuanian motorways are substandard. I can't imagine a situation where 140km/h would be allowed on a motorway which is not compliant to common motorway standards.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 07:22 PM   #1249
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Are they going to change the color of the non-motorway signs too? Or will that be a model similar to Belgium?
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Old October 16th, 2014, 07:49 PM   #1250
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Are they going to change the color of the non-motorway signs too? Or will that be a model similar to Belgium?
More like model of the Netherlands, I think Belgium uses green direction signs for destinations reachable by motorway in non-motorways. Lithuania will be all blue except for destinations to city districts.

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Old October 16th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #1251
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More like model of the Netherlands, I think Belgium uses green direction signs for destinations reachable by motorway in non-motorways. Lithuania will be all blue except for destinations to city districts.
And what is the aim of such reform? Because having a different signage color is the clearest way for me to know I'm on a motorway ...
Very few countries in Europe have the same signage color everywhere ...
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Old October 17th, 2014, 04:18 PM   #1252
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And what is the aim of such reform? Because having a different signage color is the clearest way for me to know I'm on a motorway ...
Very few countries in Europe have the same signage color everywhere ...
Wanting the same color scheme as expressway and (maybe (and maybe the biggest reason)) new exit to destination signs dedicated for both motorways and expressways that will replace old green motorway advance sign for destinations (we'll see about it in 2015).

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Old October 17th, 2014, 04:36 PM   #1253
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I think all the roads shown in red on the Vilnius map have been completed and are now open. On the LT map, perhaps the environmental impact has been assessed for the A5 all the way to the PL border? I'm not sure.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 07:56 PM   #1254
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I think all the roads shown in red on the Vilnius map have been completed and are now open. On the LT map, perhaps the environmental impact has been assessed for the A5 all the way to the PL border? I'm not sure.
No environmental impact has been assessed in this stretch. Only projecting works is going, It is known that Marijampole-Kalvarija bypass will be widened and stretch between Kalvarija and Polish border will be constructed as new route.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 06:32 PM   #1255
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I think all the roads shown in red on the Vilnius map have been completed and are now open. On the LT map, perhaps the environmental impact has been assessed for the A5 all the way to the PL border? I'm not sure.
Only a tender for it was announced and the company "Kelprojektas" is implementing now an environmental impact from Marijampolė to Polish border.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 12:53 PM   #1256
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Only a tender for it was announced and the company "Kelprojektas" is implementing now an environmental impact from Marijampolė to Polish border.
Is there an approximative schedule for decision-making on this?
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Old October 26th, 2014, 02:23 PM   #1257
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Have there ever been plans to construct an underwater tunnel from Klaipėda to the Curonian Spit? Right now that area is only accessible via a short ferry, or via Russia.
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Although it would be cool, is there really a need for a tunnel? Aren't all the villages on the Split tiny?

As for tourists - the ferry is quite a nice experience
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Old October 26th, 2014, 07:44 PM   #1259
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Have there ever been plans to construct an underwater tunnel from Klaipėda to the Curonian Spit? Right now that area is only accessible via a short ferry, or via Russia.
Yes there actually is Approximate place for tunnel.

Random article as a source: here

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Old October 26th, 2014, 11:44 PM   #1260
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Have there ever been plans to construct an underwater tunnel from Klaipėda to the Curonian Spit? Right now that area is only accessible via a short ferry, or via Russia.
Given the relatively little usage of the road, I don't really see a problem with the ferry.

Also, the tunnel would probably make the route more inviting for traffic (including heavy) to and from Kaliningrad, something I wouldn't think Lithuania would want.
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