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Old January 27th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #41
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Wow, how old was that previous traffic map? Traffic volumes have increased by 50-100% on most stretches!
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Old January 27th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #42
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Check. Do you also have a nationwide one?
This is nationwide:
http://www.lad.lv/LV/PC/PageImages/Original/1334.jpg

This is of Riga district:

http://www.lad.lv/LV/PC/PageImages/Original/1335.jpg
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Old January 27th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #43
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Wow, how old was that previous traffic map? Traffic volumes have increased by 50-100% on most stretches!
2005 or 2006. All the recent years maps, charts & statistics you can see here: http://www.lad.lv/LV/?i=231
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Old January 27th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #44
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I'm surprised there's not more traffic towards Kaunas/Vilnius, and it's not much bigger than towards Tallinn.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #45
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that's probably because of the nordic mentality that Latvians have, going to north is their appreciable direction IMO and the only nearest preferable destinantion in south/west direction is Germany (due to many common qualities and other stuff that unites them with germans) but that's too far form here, that's why such countries as Estonia, Finland and maybe even Sweden are closer and better to go in all meanings!
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Old January 28th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #46
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^ Ok, but you don't go to Finland or Sweden every day. As for Estonia, it's sparsely populated, and the closest bigger destination is Tallinn, which isn't so close. Lithuania is more densely populated, let alone Poland.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #47
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well not only Tallinn is the most popular destination for Latvians in Estonia - also Parnu, Valga, Tartu.. however, I think that yes, there are more cities and other densely populated areas near Lithuanian border, which are closer to Riga than the ones in Estonia..
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Old January 28th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #48
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What about Baltic brotherhood?
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Old January 29th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #49
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What about Baltic brotherhood?
No idea really, even though this exists in minds of our three republic inhabitants it's strange that the flow is less to the south from Latvia than to north. Though, the only explanation for this is that there always had been more open relations of latvians with people in north than in south and also when there existed such countries as Livonia (which included both Latvian and Estonian nowadays territories) and Great Duchy of Lithuania, relationship of, let's say, Livonians and Lithuanians was very strained, thus latvians were ought to stay in good touch for long times with Estonians and such tradition has become strong since then!
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Old February 14th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #50
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With traffic intensity growth the 2 laned road A2 through town Sigulda won't handle it's traffic. So it's necessity to build a new bypass and reconstruct the old road.

On the new 4 laned ekspressway the allowed speed will be 110 km/h.

Now Sigulda foresees two variants. In the produced 1st variant is the new bypass construction around Sigulda and the old road reconstruction.

But in the 2nd variant old road widening and no bypass construction. Both variants will cost 180 million lats.
Siguldas new bypass will be completed after 2015.

Red: 1st variant
Blue: 2nd variant


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Old February 14th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #51
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Are we going to have at last a real 4 way highway until Pleskava? And not a 2x1,5 roadkilling highway like via Baltica? On maps, it looks min. 2x2. In reality it is really unsafe and slow 90km/h. Drivers are cheated!
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Old February 14th, 2009, 06:09 PM   #52
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Let's hope they'll do the right thing and build a real bypass as in the variant red.

I don't recall seeing much traffic when I was there though.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #53
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Are we going to have at last a real 4 way highway until Pleskava?
If all goes as planned, then we will have our first real highway until 2013. 24,6 km long ekspressway from Riga bypass till Sēnite (Sigulda) + the planned Sigulda bypass.

Does somebody know what's hapening with the planned E22 Rīga (Tīnūži) - Koknese motorway? Did the construction started?
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Old February 14th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #54
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I don't recall seeing much traffic when I was there though.
AADT last year was 16 248.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #55
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They should definatly build the bypass, especially when they're equally expensive. Isn't there a National Park near there?
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Old February 14th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #56
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You mean "Gaujas nacionālais parks"? Planned bypass isn't in it's territory.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #57
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thanks RipleyLV for posting that project pic of Sigulda bypass!! looking really good! hope they'll decide the first variant!
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Old February 15th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #58
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A map showing infrastructure development for Riga region in the future:

The red and green lines indicate high speed roads (ekspressways) and motorways that going to be built until 2013/2014.

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Old February 16th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #59
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OMG!! That looks really cool and quite perspective! But in such difficult times I doubt even half of that will be built..
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Old February 16th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #60
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Yeah, are the plans being reconsidered due to crisis?
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