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Road infrastructure

Road traffic and road haulage is each country's strong economic component; it provides the country's economic growth and well-being of people and the movement of goods in the world.
Provision of coherent and safe movement by road between countries is an important task. This requires permanent international cooperation to develop the world market, to promote cross-border economic cooperation, create new jobs, the development of tourism, and improvement of allocated resources. Developed and organized freight transport system allows you safely and quickly deliver the goods from other countries and other continents; it brings closer countries and their people, promotes competition, reduces costs and improves transport efficiency. United technical standards have improved the safety and reduce pollution.
The total length of roads and streets Latvia is 73 2059 km, including national highways - 20,131 km. In Latvia national roads are administered by the SJSC "Latvian State Roads".
From the North to the South Latvia is crossed by the European corridor E67 “Via Baltica”, (Helsinki – Tallin – Riga – Kaunas – Warsaw), which is connected to the E77 (Riga – Kalliningrad – Gdansk).

From the East to the West Latvia crosses the motorway E22 with the European importance, which starts in the UK and reaches the central part of Russia. The E22 is crossing Latvia in the route Ventspils - Riga - Rezekne - Russian border.
All major road connections are included in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T and most significant investments are made directly to these routes. This ensures qualitative traffic from Latvian ports to neighbouring Russia and Belarus.

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Road traffic and road haulage is each country's strong economic component; it provides the country's economic growth and well-being of people and the movement of goods in the world.
Provision of coherent and safe movement by road between countries is an important task. This requires permanent international cooperation to develop the world market, to promote cross-border economic cooperation, create new jobs, the development of tourism, and improvement of allocated resources. Developed and organized freight transport system allows you safely and quickly deliver the goods from other countries and other continents; it brings closer countries and their people, promotes competition, reduces costs and improves transport efficiency. United technical standards have improved the safety and reduce pollution.
The total length of roads and streets Latvia is 73 2059 km, including national highways - 20,131 km. In Latvia national roads are administered by the SJSC "Latvian State Roads".
From the North to the South Latvia is crossed by the European corridor E67 “Via Baltica”, (Helsinki – Tallin – Riga – Kaunas – Warsaw), which is connected to the E77 (Riga – Kalliningrad – Gdansk).

From the East to the West Latvia crosses the motorway E22 with the European importance, which starts in the UK and reaches the central part of Russia. The E22 is crossing Latvia in the route Ventspils - Riga - Rezekne - Russian border.
All major road connections are included in the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T and most significant investments are made directly to these routes. This ensures qualitative traffic from Latvian ports to neighbouring Russia and Belarus.

Trucking

Latvian road carriers are active in the international transport market. In Latvia there is one of the newest, most modern, EU compliant and largest road transport parks in Europe. There are nearly four thousand licensed international road hauliers and around 300 local road transport carriers in Latvia.

Road transport fleet apportionment by environmental classes,
May 1, 2017

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63.4. million tons of cargo was transported by road transport in 2016. International shipments increased by 0.8 million tonnes or 1.3 %. The main road transport market has always focused on Russia, the CIS and Central Asian countries. Under the global influence in 2016 the most of Latvian registered road transport carried freight to the Scandinavian countries and Germany. Latvian road carriers are competitive in the European and CIS markets; they have good knowledge of foreign languages and can freely communicate in Russian and English.

Additional information about Latvian road transport sector:

• Association “Latvijas auto” - www.lauto.lv

The biggest Association of Latvian road carriers, it represents 90 percent of the Latvian road carriers ensuring them the benefits provided by international conventions and agreements. It represents Latvia  at IRU provides the TIR system in Latvia.

•    Latvian State Roads  - www.lvceli.lv

State Joined stock company that performs the management of the state road network, administration of the granted funding, plans and manages the national road network maintenance and development.

•    “Latvijas autoceļu uzturētājs” - www.lau.lv

Joined Stock Company “Latvijas autoceļu uzturētājs” performs maintenance work, construction and repair of state highways and engineering structures and communication systems related to them in the whole country (with the exception of capital - Riga). As well as it produces construction materials – dolomite brakestones, crushed gravel and prepared sand.

•    Road transport administration - www.atd.lv

Public Company with limited liability that implements united state policy in the field of international road transport, licensing of entrepreneurship in the field of road transport (commercial carriage by road). Its main objective is to promote the development and carrier to increase competitiveness.

 
•    Ceļu satiksmes drošības direkcija -  www.csdd.lv

State Joined stock company that in accordance with the Low of the Road Traffic and Statutes are implementing vehicle registration, performing driver qualification examination, issuing driver licences, managing road safety audits and general supervision, effectuates and maintains the vehicles as well as their drivers state register, informs and educates road-users.  CSDD also provides Riga Motor Museum, its branches and Bauska Biķernieki Sports Centre activities.

•    Current traffic information - www.celugids.lv

Here you can find information about weather and road conditions, maps, traffic restrictions during road repairs, on the situation on roads, on the maximum weight limits for vehicles not only in Riga, Latvia and the Baltic States, but also in other European countries, on toll roads in Europe and other useful information for drivers.

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