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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:09 PM   #141
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:16 PM   #142
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:28 AM   #143
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Old June 7th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #144
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Roundabout reconstruction to 3-levels interchange near Klaipėda progress
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Old June 7th, 2009, 11:49 PM   #145
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Does Lithuania have any official plans which roads will have a full motorway status, or what new stretches will be build as motorways ? With green signs etc.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #146
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Without existing Kaunas-Klaipėda and Vilnius-Panevėžys motorways there are no plans of motorways. It's strange, but it is. There is no vision or plans. Not oficially: Kaunas - Polish border (Budzisko) road A5 should be a motorway, but officially - no information on when, what, how etc. Also Vilnius - Kaunas (A1) is going to be upgraded from dual-carriageway(partly expressway) to motorway status road, but no information when it will be made exactly. For example goverment is building some new 2x2 - they are quite short (for example A13 near Klaipėda 12.1 km is being built), but they are reconstructing them without vision of doing them motorway or expressway standard. Ok, maybe 12 km is too short for a motorway, but why not doing it expressway and letting people drive 110 km/h ? Now they build 2x2 and 1 of the purposes is written: to reduce time of a trip, but if they create simple 2x2 we can just do 90 km/h there... It's just simply waste of money or in other words - easier for some dudes to put money in their private pockets. Now in Klaipėda bypass they made one 1-level U-Turn. Without it, whole distance would be without 1 level junctions and it's really easy to remove this U-Turn, but it seems, it's easier just to put 70 km/h sign before U-Turn. For Lithuania there is missing a vision on how and when some motorways or expressways will be build. I'm a bit jealous for Poland, because you have specific dates of upgrading roads to S or A standards. Yes, EURO 2012 is one of the reasons, but still great to see, that there are projects with specific visions.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 12:26 AM   #147
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I understand now the situation, there are no long-term programmes or studies of what or what not should be a motorway. I think Lithuanian government missed something here across the years... In my opinion... hmm what could be motorway in Lithuania... whole A1, extending A2 towards Riga, A5 Kaunas-Budzisko, some kind of Vilnus bypass and road towards Belarus from Vilnus, that's for a start but as you see God knows what Lithuanian authorities have in plans or even do they have such plans
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Old June 8th, 2009, 12:56 AM   #148
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You are correct, just I could say, that motorway to Belarus is not neccessery. To make Via Baltica (for example Kaunas-Panevezys) a motorway is much better idea Traffic to Belarus isn't that high to make motorway that direction.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 01:00 AM   #149
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I'm still a fan of making the entire Via Baltica a motorway. Polish border to Kaunas to Riga to Tallinn.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #150
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A13 near Klaipėda reconstruction
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Old June 8th, 2009, 11:14 PM   #151
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Great photos! Is that Klaipėdas bypass reconstruction?
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Old June 8th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #152
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Yes, it is
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Old June 15th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #153
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Future plan for Lithuanian motorways by me Basically main routes becoming motoroways in long time programme



Uuppps sorry, can this post be moved to Lithuanian thread ?? Cheers
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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #154
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So it's basically just your vision, or is it based on some project and dates ?
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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #155
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I would extend that Klaipeda - Palanga motorway to Ventspils. And shift the Kaunas - Ukmerge motorway a bit to the NW, so it will be one fluent motorway from Poland to Latvia, and shortening the Poland - Riga route a bit.
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Mateusz motorway network would be just perfect for Lithuania. But there is no need for them, since the traffic volumes are low.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #157
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I think it's just neccessery to make "Via Baltica" motorway, also road Panevėžys - Šiauliai (road A9)as motorway and convert existing 2x2 expressway Vilnius-Kaunas to motorway standard road, because traffic volumes are rising on these roads quite much. Other roads maybe is needed to be motorways later in the future.

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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #158
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That's veryyyyyyyyyyy long term

What's for basic ? A1, A2, A5
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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #159
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You'd only ever want about 3 long-distance motorways, and a few spurs and expressways towards cities off the network.

Poland-Kaunas-Kedaninia-Pasvaly-Latvia
Baltic Coast between Klaipeda and Palanga-north of Kelmet-Kedainiai-Ukmerge-Utena-Latvia
Belarus-Vilnius-Kaunas-Jurbarkas-Kalingrad
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Old June 15th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #160
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Mateusz, you drew motorways on roads that have no very high traffic volume (such as Ukmerge-Utena towards Latvia) but left the existing Kaunas-Panevezys (part of Via Baltica E67 road) as is. If there's a need for a new motorway then first of all it is the entire stretch of E67 that is in Lithuania all the way from border with Poland to border with Latvia via Kaunas and Panevezys. It is not only one of the busiest an important routes in LT but also an important international route which is used for transit from Western Europe/Poland towards Latvia and Estonia or even as far as Finland for transporting goods so it is often packed with trailer trucks which cause headache for regular drivers.

Here is a map of traffic volumes on LT roads in 2007 (I think)


It seems the car ownership rate is not rising any more so the traffic intensity should be settling at current levels as well. So basically the only motorway that could possibly be needed even in a very long term is the E67 route.

Another one is possibly from Panevezys via Siauliai to Palanga which is also very busy (sometimes it gets packed in summertime due to traffic to the resort of Palanga from Siauliai and Panevezys. It can be a real headache and also dangerous knowing the kamikaze-style driving culture in LT). Otherwise traffic volumes are hardly high enough.

This is how it could possibly look in the future. Of course we can fantasize about other motorways but if any new ones will ever get built then nothign more than that. Also with the pace roadworks are done in LT I wold not expect this to happen anytime before 2035 or so. And if traffic volumes would ever increase further after that then before they will manage a new motorway cars will probably be able to fly
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