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Planning of bypass road for A7 highway

Latvia: Bypass road to be built for one of Latvia’s most traffic-congested and busiest highways.

While the A7 highway is one of the busiest roads leading to Riga, it remains highly congested and inconvenient for the residents of Kekava, a small town that the highway passes through. In fact, over 17,000 vehicles use the highway on a daily basis, while the number of heavy transport vehicles exceeds the optimal figure three times, thus substantially advancing road surface decay.

In efforts to alleviate traffic problems and eliminate heavy traffic flow through the town of Kekava, lawmakers are planning to build a 17-kilometer long bypass with numerous traffic hubs, tunnels and a bridge. The overall cost of the project is expected to reach EUR 78 million. While the first public tenders are expected to be announced by the end of 2017, construction is likely to start in 2019 and conclude in 2021.

Construction due to begin in 2019

Executed by State Joint Stock Company “Latvian State Roads”

Value est.: EUR 78 million

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