“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.


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.


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.


Preparations are underway for repairing a national road in Neringa

During the summer of this year, the Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter – the Road Administration) will carry out design studies of the national road No. 167 Smiltynė-Nida*. Once the pre-design studies have been carried out, the most appropriate type of repair for the road will be selected. The poor state of the road’s surface makes it necessary to repair it. The surface repair works are planned to take place between 2023 and 2024.


The “Save Young Lives on the Roads” road safety competition is over: more than 50,000 pupils took part – from primary school to graduates

More than 50,000 schoolchildren from all over Lithuania tested their road safety knowledge and skills this year at the organisers of the “Save Young Lives on the Road” competition. Primary school pupils took part in the “Traffic Light” competition, young cyclists competed in the “Safe Wheel” competition, and older road users competed on mopeds and scooters and in cars.


Internal auditors of road administrations in foreign countries discuss current perspectives

Last week, the annual meeting of the internal auditors of the Nordic and Baltic national road administrations was organised by the Lithuanian Road Administration and attended by representatives from Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Latvia and Lithuania. The main theme of this year’s meeting is “Challenges and Issues of Internal Audit 2020-2021”.


Environmental and traffic safety aspects are combined in the development of a bicycle and pedestrian path in Neringa

In Neringa, a part of the pedestrian and bicycle path from Smiltyne to Juodkrante (sections from 2.104 km to 2.956 km and from 2.956 km to 15.567 km) has already been designed. The projects can be implemented after the approval of the Curonian Spit National Park Authority and other interested institutions. It is planned that reconstruction works on this section could start in quarter III-IV of this year, after receiving the approvals from the responsible authorities and successful public procurement.


Legal aspects of local road funding were discussed with municipalities

On 7 June this year, the Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter referred to as the Road Administration) organised a remote seminar for municipalities on the topic “Amendments to the legal acts regulating the use of the funds of the Road Maintenance and Development Programme (hereinafter- the RMDP) for roads of local importance”.


One of the most dangerous roundabouts (junction) on the national road network is removed

Reconstruction of the section of the main road outside Kaunas near the village of Giraitės (A1 Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipėda from 102.90 to 107.00 km) has eliminated one of the most dangerous single level crossings in the national road network. Traffic on the newly built infrastructure was opened on 7 June this year.


Designers are invited to submit proposals for the repair of the Utena road from Molėtai to Utena

The Lithuanian Road Administration (hereinafter – the Road Administration) announced a public procurement for the preparation of technical work projects and supervision of the execution of the projects for the overhaul of the section of the A14 Vilnius-Utena road from Molėtai to Utena.