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2022-09-09

Autumn road hazards – wild animals

As autumn sets in, animal migration increases, and the mating season begins, animal behaviour changes – they become less timid and less cautious. Drivers should be particularly attentive at this time of year, as collisions with wild animals are one of the most common driving hazards, especially in countryside environments.

2022-09-07

More than 3,000 road users repeated the rules of the road at “Traffic Safety Stops”

The campaign “Traffic Safety Stops”, organised by the State Enterprise Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter – Road Administration) for the third year in a row, has finished its tour around Lithuania. The month-long campaign took place in 98 towns, villages and settlements in Lithuania, with more than 3,000 people taking part.

2022-09-05

A contractor is sought to improve two sections of the cycle path in Neringa from Smiltyne to Juodkrante

A public tender is announced for the improvement of two sections of the pedestrian and cycle path in Neringa, from Smiltyne to Juodkrante (sections 2.104 km to 2.956 km and from 2.956 km to 15.567 km). It is expected that, following procurement procedures, the contract for the works will be ready to be signed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

2022-08-31

Smart wildlife alert system for drivers

The Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter – the Road Administration) together with scientists are currently testing a new roadside wildlife information device on the section of the national national road No.140 Kaunas-Zapyškis-Šakiai from 41 to 43 km (from Kaunas).

2022-08-28

A tender for another section of “Via Baltica” is announced

The State Enterprise Lithuanian Road Administration announced a public procurement for the reconstruction of the section of the main road A5 Kaunas-Marijampolė-Suvalkai (“Via Baltica”) from 72.50 km to 85 km. Following successful procurement procedures, work is expected to start in the first quarter of 2023.

2022-08-24

Cooperation between VILNIUS TECH and the State Enterprise Lithuanian Road Administration: improving the image of road engineers

On 23 August, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH) and the Lithuanian Road Administration signed a cooperation agreement aimed not only at promoting the engineering profession among the members of the society, but also at closer contact between studies, science and practice, by publicizing and training specialists in road construction and engineering, by organizing scientific conferences and seminars, and by organising internships for VILNIUS TECH students.

2022-08-02

Information on all electric vehicle charging stations in one database

A registration system for operators of public electric vehicle charging stations and the charging stations managed by them is now in place, where operators of electric vehicle charging station infrastructures are invited to register data on public and semi-public charging stations.
Currently, the Road Administration has already received close to 30 requests with applications. Information is published and regularly updated on https://ev.lakd.lt

2022-07-29

“Traffic Safety Stops” campaign invites people to stop and remember the rules of road safety

The Traffic Safety Stops organised by the Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter – the Road Administration) start their tour around Lithuania. This year, from 1 August to 2 September, 98 Traffic Safety Stops will be open in different cities and towns across the country, where the Road Administration’s road safety experts will interact with visitors on various road safety topics.

2022-07-25

Part of the “Via Baltica” being built in Poland is in cement concrete

Representatives of the Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter – the Road Administration) visited colleagues in Poland, where they inspected the construction works being carried out on the S61 Augustow-Budzisko road (part of the “Via Baltica” project in Poland), and familiarised themselves with the technology used to construct concrete roads. This project will help assess whether asphalt concrete surface can be used in Lithuania in the future.

2022-07-22

The “Be Safe, Careful and Healthy” campaign ends with around 2,000 participants in ten events

The preventive traffic safety campaign “Be Safe, Careful and Healthy”, organised by the Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter – the Road Administration) together with its main partners – representatives of public health offices, firefighters and police officers, attracted around 2,000 participants. The campaign was designed to raise awareness of the importance of road safety, to encourage all road users to behave responsibly on the roads and streets, to wear seat belts, to be attentive and to respect each other on the road. The campaign took place between 12 May and 8 July this year. A total of 10 campaign events were organised, one in each county. The choice of venues was made with the aim of reaching out to community members living away from Lithuania’s major city centres, who have fewer opportunities to take part in actions of this kind.