Infrastructure Upgrading Works Underway on the Lithuanian-Latvian Border at Ezere Parish

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2020 05 25

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On 21 May 2020, a public procurement contract with the company Eurovia Lietuva on the project preparation, supervision and implementation of the state significance national road No 163 Ezere–Mažeikiai section from 6.890 to 9.188 km came into force. The total project‘s value is 1,670,366.49 euros. The planned completion of works: October 2020.

This almost 2.3 km long road section is part of the 2014–2020 Interreg V-A Latvian and Lithuanian Programme Project Improvement of Cross Border Road Infrastructure for Well-Connected Regional Centres and Facilitated Labour Mobility in the Border Areas.

The goal of the project is to promote workers‘ mobility and geographical integrity in the Lithuanian-Latvian border areas. It aims to develop proper infrastructure for the facilitated mobility of labour force, goods and services and to decrease such long-term regional development obstacles as low quality of the road network, etc.

To attain the set ends, almost 46 km of roads are under reconstruction on the Lithuanian-Latvian border areas.

The project is being implemented in cooperation between the Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Latvian Ministry of Transport, represented by SJSC Latvian State Roads.
 
In 2014–2020 nine million euros of the European Regional Development Fund were allocated for Interreg V-A Latvian and Lithuanian programme project implementation, out of which 4.5 million euros for Lithuania.