THE DEVELOPMENT OF ROAD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN LATVIA AFTER THE REGAINING OF INDEPENDENCE

DEVELOPPEMENT DU SYSTEME DE GESTION DES ROUTES EN LETTONIE APRES L'INDEPENDANCE

This paper describes the evolution of the Latvian road management system from when Latvia was a republic of the USSR to Latvia's current situation as an independent country. In 1993, Latvia had 60,100km of roads, and road transport was the dominant mode for passengers and freight. There are 20,538km of state roads, of which 1560km are main roads, 5476km are first class roads, and 13,502km are second class roads. There are 963 bridges and interchanges on state highways, of which 902 are made of reinforced concrete, 15 of stone, 9 of metal, and 37 of wood. The organisational structures of the road sector, before and after the regaining of Latvian independence, are described in some detail. As a result of reorganisation, the former Road Repair and Construction Administrations became Road Administrations, which were then responsible only for administration and maintenance of their respective parts of the road network, according to allocated resources. The former Road Department was transformed into the Road Administration, with eleven specific functions. The paper also describes the following other activities for the transition to a market economy: (1) privatisation; (2) tenders for works and deliveries; and (3) a pavement management system.

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  • Authors:
    • Kronlaks, O
    • BINDE, J
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

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  • Accession Number: 00716025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM