Selective single surface treatment for asphalt roads has been performed for a total length of 374 km, up by 61% YoY, as reported by Latvijas autocelu uzturetajs (LAU).
Performing road surface treatment has helped reduce future everyday maintenance costs, as it is no longer necessary to perform pothole repairs. It also helps extend the life of road surfaces and improve its waterproofing. In total LAU has invested EUR 55.6 million into everyday maintenance of state roads.
To improve driving conditions and ease mobility on state roads, pothole and other repairs were performed on gravel roads with the total length of 617 km, wear layer restoration and grading was performed on roads in a total distance of 112,629 km. Two-level surface processing was performed along 17.5 km of roads. Pothole repairs on asphalt roads were performed on a total area reaching 242,715 square meters.
To ensure outflow of water from road surfaces, LAU performed edge filling at 23,023 cubic meters, gravel cleaning at 246,305 cubic meters and removal of peripheral soil growth at 191,602 cubic meters. Replacement of damaged culverts and general cleaning was performed in the total length of 7,304 m.
To improve visibility and safety of road traffic on intersections and lanes, LAU performed grass and bush trimming in a total area of 11,854 ha and 2,829 ha respectively.
9,453 damaged road signs and 7,820 signal posts were replaced.
In ten months of 2020 the government invested EUR 5.8 million into maintenance of state roads, EUR 17.5 million into regional roads and EUR 32.3 million into maintenance of local roads. Funding saved from 2019-2020 winter season and LAU profits from 2018 was used to finance everyday road maintenance, LAU noted. (BNN/Business World Magazine)