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Old December 25th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #21
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Are those roads "driveable"? I guess trucks still went over Rēzekne?
Of course they are drivable There is a important military base in Alūksne and town itself is a regional center.

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Old January 2nd, 2009, 04:14 PM   #22
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Some pics from Riga - Estonian border road:

Saulkrasti bypass (if you're going by A1 road):






Sigulda bypass (if you're going by A2 road):


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Old January 3rd, 2009, 12:16 AM   #23
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Any pictures of 2x2 highways outside of Riga?
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #24
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Old January 4th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #25
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Any pictures of 2x2 highways outside of Riga?
Here's one pic from Daugavpils A6 highway (south-eastern part of LV):
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Old January 4th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #26
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You dont call that a real highway, do you? As I know, there are no highways in LV.

Its also strange you dont put road numbers on your road direction signs.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #27
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It looks like a rural divided US Highway
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Old January 4th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #28
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Well, they do...

What's very funny about this place is that this is a proper interchange but...without viaduct for the local road So you have to enter the road, turn and take the exit

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Old January 4th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #29
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Well, yes, there aren't any real highways in LV! So, there's no sense making viaducts because it's not needed for local roads! And this road is not a "special" one - it's a common, ok, not rural, but definately local road. Though it's one of the main roads here, still it's not that loaded and popular! And I still can't understand, why there, somewhere where it's totally not needed, soviets built such road, almost highway!!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #30
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A2/A3/P10 viaduct near Sigulda:


A1 Via Baltica near Ādaži:




A7 Via Baltica near Iecava:


Limbaži bypass:


A6 near Koknese:
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #31
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Very nice find!! Thanks RipleyLV!!
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Small update of Slāvu fly-over in Riga:

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Old January 25th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #33
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Where is this flyover being constructed? On Slāvu iela over the roundabout possibly?

Any plans on rebuilding the Slāvu iela bridge over railroad in the near future? It's in critical condition IMO.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #34
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Where is this flyover being constructed? On Slāvu iela over the roundabout possibly?


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Any plans on rebuilding the Slāvu iela bridge over railroad in the near future? It's in critical condition IMO.
The reconstruction works started after Southern bridge opening. This flyover and the bridge over railroad will be finished in 2011. And it will look like this:


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Old January 25th, 2009, 04:09 PM   #35
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Thanks. Good to see such impressive plans. When I visited Riga, I noticed this roundabout was extremely jammed, especially because of heavy traffic on Slāvu iela and Lubānas iela. No wonder since this roundabout connects 5 different streets!
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Old January 27th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #36
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Any pictures of 2x2 highways outside of Riga?
I can post you some pics of such in/around Riga, though not mine, if you don't mind.. (posted on September 26, 2008):

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Some of my pics of highways (dual carriage ways) in & around Riga.

Road A2 in northern-eastern direction going outwards Riga. Some 2 km farther it crosses with Via Baltica to Tallinn. In this section traffic intensity in last year was 28 605 cars per day.





Road from airport to the city.





Highway (K. Ulmana street) from Riga centre to resort town Jurmala. These are views towards Riga centre. It is the most impressive road in Latvia imo and it's the most weighted as well - 44 382 cars per day in last year.





Walkers bridge over the road:



Closer to Jurmala, in direction to it. "Danger! Fog zone".



Jugla 2-level crossing - important for traffic jam reduction in the city. Construction finished some weeks ago.



Krasta street highway - built in Soviet times. Love those lamps!



Krasta street closer to new Southern bridge (still U/C). Here you see the fly-overs of the bridge.

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Old January 27th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #37
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These are actually some good quality roads, though they miss shoulders. Is the traffic volume on K. Ulmana as high all the way to Jurmala or only to the airport interchange? There is not much development to be seen futher away from this junction.

Besides, this cloverleaf looks funny, the northern roadway seems to be leading to nowhere. Was there any major resdiential development planned but never accomplished?

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Old January 27th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #38
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TIs the traffic volume on K. Ulmana as high all the way to Jurmala or only to the airport interchange?
The detailed traffic volume excel file from "Latvian state roads" (http://www.lad.lv/LV/?i=231 - under blue title "Satiksmes intensitāte 1996. - 2007. (Excel fails)"). It says that in 2007 the traffic volume from Riga till junction (it's that cloverleaf you posted) with Riga ringroad (A5) was 44 382 cars per day, in the section from that cloverleaf junction till Jurmala town - a bit smaller but approximately the same: 41 541. Excel file about last is not available yet but from this map (http://www.lad.lv/LV/PC/PageImages/Original/1335.jpg) it seems the traffic intensity in 2008 has dropped respectively to 42 353 and 35 781.

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There is not much development to be seen futher away from this junction.
There is about 4-5km long section of the road, where isn't much urbanity on the sides - a bit of forest and then some 2 km of meadows, and then starts Jurmala. But it is going to change - a whole new town (Saliena) is building on these meadows between Riga and Jurmala, here is my pics from last summer:




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Check. Do you also have a nationwide one?
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Chris, please replace the very outdated traffic volume map you put in 1st post with this newest one of 2008: http://www.lad.lv/LV/PC/PageImages/Original/1334.jpg
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