In the first half of the year, 33.6 million lats were invested in the daily maintenance of state roads. euro Press release

In the first half of the year, 33.6 million lats were invested in the daily maintenance of state roads. euro

July 20, 2020

The information was prepared by Juris Aksels Cīrulis, LAU Communication Department.

In the first half of this year, SJSC “Latvian Road Maintenance” performed daily maintenance of state roads in the amount of 33.6 million. in euros. The most extensive daily maintenance works of state roads are the renovation of the gravel road wear layer of 9.3 mln. euros, pit repair works on asphalt roads 4.2 mln. euros and simple surface treatment for asphalt roads 3.2 mln. in euros.

In order to improve traffic safety, pit repairs in the amount of 199,133 m2 were performed on asphalt paved state roads. By improving the service life and driving conditions of regional and local national highways with asphalt pavement for drivers, a simple surface treatment of 156 km was performed. In order to improve driving conditions, gravel roads were graded for 63,282 km and the wear layer was restored for 370 km. In total, 19.8 million lats were invested in the maintenance of the state road surface. euro.

In the first six months of this year, 6.1 million lats have been invested in road maintenance. euro. In order to ensure water drainage from the road surface, ditches were cleaned in the amount of 234,374 m3 and remote soil growth was removed in the amount of 149,828 m3. The culverts were replaced and cleaned in the length of 5,397 m. To improve transparency, 3,048 ha of grass and 1,770 ha of shrubs were mowed at road junctions and compartment lanes. In order to ensure the passability of roads, 7,150 trees were broken from storm trees.

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Traffic organization works have been performed this year in the amount of 948,876 euros. 5,157 damaged road signs and 4,307 signal poles were replaced. Safety barriers were replaced in the length of 2,581 m.

We remind you that everyone can follow the road maintenance works online in the application Waze and SJSC “Latvijas Valsts ceļi” website map (www.lvceli.lv). We invite you to inform about the condition of the roads at the SJSC “Latvijas Valsts ceļi” Traffic Information Center by calling the 24-hour toll-free number 8000 5555.

By LAU:

LAU performs almost 200 different daily maintenance works on state roads. The total length of the maintained state roads is more than 20,000 km, of which 9,129 km are black-paved roads and 10,989 km are gravel roads, as well as daily maintenance works are performed on more than 900 bridges.

Additional information:

Juris Aksels Cīrulis,

LAU Communication Department

Phone: 371 29213682

E-pasta adrese: [email protected]

www.lau.lv

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