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Old March 22nd, 2009, 03:54 PM   #121
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 08:11 PM   #122
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I just can't understand why some sections of Via Baltica from LT border to Riga are still not repaired?! Didn't they get the full supporting from EU funds to cover all A7 road?!
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:29 PM   #123
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I just can't understand why some sections of Via Baltica from LT border to Riga are still not repaired?! Didn't they get the full supporting from EU funds to cover all A7 road?!
A1 from Salacgrīva till Ainaži (LV/EST) border also isn't repaired, it's the worst section on Via Baltica though.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #124
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yep, there are bad sections there as well! but who is responsible for such disorder?!
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Old March 24th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #125
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Old March 24th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #126
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LAD (Latvijas Autoceļu direkcija) is responsible for this, they distribute funds for road maintenance. And those sections on A7 which they didn't repair are not that bad.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #127
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if I am correct, from EU funds there were allocated such amounts of money so that to cover all Via Baltica's Latvian section, totally!!
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Old March 25th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #128
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if I am correct, from EU funds there were allocated such amounts of money so that to cover all Via Baltica's Latvian section, totally!!
Not for all Via Baltica, those EU funds were distributed for following sections, see in this map:


And road sections Grenctāle (LT/LV)-Bauska, Skulte-Salacgrīva were reconstructed using the Cohesion funds.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #129
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oh, now I see where the money were really invested and where they disappeared!
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Old March 28th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #130
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Eastern highway project in Riga

One of the key projects to improve traffic flows in Riga is the Eastern highway. Now there are already built a number of the Eastern highway stages: Vairoga street flyover, from Vairogu to Ieriķu street and a section built from Slāvu roundabout to Vietalvas street.

With ERAF co-financing in 2007 started and in 2008 completed construction phase of the Eastern highway from Gauja street to Meža avenue.
Eastern highway project will be completed in 2011. It will join the Southern bridge at Slāvu fly-over creating a bypass and reducing traffic flows in the city center.


Vairoga street and Gauja street fly-over construction was started in 2008 and will be completed in 2010.


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Last year pics:
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The road is waiting for the new fly-over to be built:
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Viestura prospect and Meža avenue fly-over is planned to start in 2009 and to be completed in 2010.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 02:00 PM   #131
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thank you, RipleyLV!! that's a great info you posted! just can't wait to see all the stages built to try it out myself!
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Old April 5th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #132
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Eastern highway



Very shiny...

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Tight curves on that last pic. Speed limit can hardly be higher than 50.
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Make it 30, then they'll drive 70
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Tight curves on that last pic. Speed limit can hardly be higher than 50.
Most probably, on the viaduct over this curve road the speed limit will be 80/90km/h.

Progress on Slāvu bridge over railroad.
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Most probably, on the viaduct over this curve road the speed limit will be 80/90km/h.
you mean there will be a viaduct above that road? where exactly is that place?
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where exactly is that place?
That place is between Inčukalna and Visbijas street.
Found more pictures of that place. That viaduct will start here..



..it will overpass Meža avenue and will connect Viestura avenue. Here is how it will look after all stage construction completion:
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wow! that's just awesome! finaly we will have a real highway section in the city, with viaducts! pity that there will be only one such without any traffic lights..
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Pity that Riga is a top priority now, hopefully that Jelgavas council will succeed in obtaining government support and allocate funds for the Northern bridge construction in Jelgava, which is really needed now.
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