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Construction of Riga Northern Transport Corridor

Latvia: Renovations and enhancements are being applied to the Pärnu motorway.

The Riga Northern Transport Corridor is considered to be Riga’s largest transport infrastructure project in recent decades.

Objectives of the project include diverting traffic from Riga city centre plus improving city centre environmental and living conditions. Construction of the Northern Corridor will connect Riga Freeport to the Trans European (TEN-T) road network, improve the transport infrastructure system in Riga and its metropolitan area and increase the city’s growth opportunities and international competitiveness.

According to the Riga and Pieriga Mobility plan, the Northern Corridor is considered a priority project. Implementation of the project will result in a convenient high-speed motorway crossing Riga from east to west and bypassing the historic city centre. The overall planned length of the road is 30 km. The western part of the Northern Corridor will connect to the Riga bypass at Babite and will lead to the Riga – Jurmala – Ventspils motorway (junction at Priedaine). The eastern part of the Northern Corridor will connect to the Vidzeme motorway at Bergi. The Northern Corridor will be integrated into the network of Riga’s arterial streets with 9-12 multi-level junctions. The motorway will also cross the 0.4 km wide River Daugava.

Construction planned to commence from 2015 to 2018.
Completion expected 2022.

Executed by: Municipality of Riga (3 stages); Ministry of Transport (final stage).
Value est.: EUR 1.4 billion.

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