Posts tagged as road

Transport Minister finds funds for road repairs meager

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Next year, only two regional roads will be eligible for repairs from the budget funds, but the Ministry of Transport is looking for opportunities to attract EU funds, Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) told Latvian Radio October 28. According to Linkaits, next year’s budget is the budget for people, not steel and concrete, next year the medical and teacher wage issue is resolved,  other social needs, and “we have…

Latvian, Estonian road authorities launching EUR 2.6 million cooperation project

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The road administrations of Latvia and Estonia are launching a EUR 2.6 million cooperation project aiming to make traffic on the international route safer and smoother and achieve driving time savings. In the course of the project, various roadside intelligent technology solutions (ITS) for traffic management, monitoring and notifying road users will be built on the Estonian-Latvian sections of the Tallinn-Tartu-Luhamaa-Riga route in 2020-2022, the Estonian Road Administration said. The…

Ziemupe road scaring away tourists

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ziemupe residents have asked the Ministry of Transport to improve the state roads leading into the town centre, as the gravel surface becomes incredibly dusty during the summer tourist season, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on February 20. “If there’s precipitation then we can still hope that the road will be graded and everything will be alright, but if three, four weeks there’s no precipitation, then pushing around the…

250 million euros planned for road works

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

250 million euros worth of road works are planned for 101 projects this year, which is the same amount of money as last year, according to Latvian State Roads (LVC) Director Jāis Lange on January 29. According to LVC last year road quality was improved by 8%, and this year 72% or main roads are in good or excellent condition, but unfortunately that doesn’t apply to regional and local roads,…

Reidi Road in Tallinn to be completed by end of year

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Construction work on Reidi Road, which is scheduled to conclude by Dec. 27, remains right on schedule, the Tallinn Municipal Engineering Services Department said on Tuesday. Municipal Engineering Services Department director Ain Valdmann told BNS that although the Tallinn city government decided in June to opt for the initial, wider version of the road, construction costs have remained the same. The total cost of the contract inclusive of a reserve…

Nearly 4,000 road traffic accidents in Latvia last year

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Updated statistics from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that nearly 4,000 road traffic accidents (RTAs) were recorded in Latvia during the course of 2018. In total 3,975 RTAs were recorded, an increase of exactly one hundred on 2017’s figure of 3,875 and far ahead of 2010’s figure of 3,193 RTAs. That means that on an average day there are around 10 accidents on Latvia’s highways and byways – at least, those that…

Minister: it is wrong for the state to answer for every gravel road in Latvia

Saturday, April 6, 2019

In the field of maintenance of state roads it is necessary to outline priorities and leave only main roads with high traffic intensity and the most important regional roads in the hands of the state, said Latvia’s Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits during a conference on Friday, 5 April. «It is wrong for the state to answer for every gravel road. We need to set a goal to make sure Latvian…

Latvia lags behind other Baltic states in road safety

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The situation with road traffic safety in Estonia and Lithuania is better than in Latvia, said Normunds Krapsis, head of the State Police’s Traffic Safety Department, in an interview with the Latvian public television today. He said that with regret he learned today results of the speed control marathon conducted on Wednesday, revealing that in total 576 protocols for speeding had been drawn up. Krapsis said that the situation on…

Over 1,800km of roadwork in Estonia planned for 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

More than 1,800km of Estonia’s roads are to be affected by roadwork planned for 2019. The Estonian Road Administration plans to eliminate 70 unsafe spots as well as renovate 16 bridges. A total of €179 million is to be invested in the development of Estonia’s road network this year, Road Administration official Raido Randma said on ETV programme Terevisioon on Tuesday morning. The agency is scheduled on Tuesday to provide…