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Vilnius-Kaunas road to be turned into highway

VILNIUS – The Vilnius-Kaunas motorway will be turned into a highway over the next two years and will see the maximum speed increased from 110 to 130 km/h during summertime. The project is valued at around 65.6 million euros.

Road safety measures as well as speed control and warning systems will be installed along the whole road from Vilnius to Kaunas, Vitalijus Andrejevas, head of the Lithuanian Road Administration, said.

"The project is aimed at turning the motorway into a highway with the maximum speed of 130 km/h. We have the Kaunas-Klaipeda and Vilnius-Panevezys roads where the allowed maximum speed is 130 km/h. but we don’t have on the Vilnius-Kaunas road," Andrejevas told BNS Lithuania.

In his words, one of the key novelties in this section will be overhead structures warning drivers about traffic conditions.

On December 31, the Road Administration launched a tender for the reconstruction of the Vilnius-Kaunas 10-95 km section, with applications received by February 12.

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