Lat­vian gov­ern­ment sup­ports EUR 88 mil­lion more fund­ing to road re­pairs

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The Lat­vian gov­ern­ment has backed al­lo­cat­ing in the next three years ad­di­tional 88.4 mil­lion eu­ros to re­pair­ing roads, which in Lat­vian ru­ral parts are of­ten dan­ger­ously out­dated.

The Lat­vian Min­istry of Trans­port stated this week that the ad­di­tional fund­ing would give the chance to re­pair state roads of lo­cal sig­nif­i­cance cov­er­ing ap­prox­i­mately 1 000 kilo­me­tres over the three-year pe­riod.

Ac­cord­ing to Min­is­ter of Trans­port Uldis Augulis (Union of Greens and Farm­ers), at it is planned to put in or­der an av­er­age of 300 kilo­me­tres of roads more ev­ery year and to per­form var­i­ous main­te­nance works on lo­cal-sig­nif­i­cance state gravel roads.

«This means that in 2018 and 2019, ad­di­tional 25.6 mil­lion eu­ros will be in­vested, but in 2020 – 37.2 mil­lion eu­ros. For this money, dou­ble sur­face works on gravel roads will be per­formed in the length of around 120 kilo­me­tres ev­ery year, the gravel sur­face of car roads will be re­stored, bridges will be re­paired etc.».

Ivars Soikāns/LETA

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