Rail Baltica: 8.6 million euro contract signed for construction works towards the border of Latvia
LTG Infra, the company implementing the Rail Baltica project in Lithuania, signed an 8.59 mln euro (inc. VAT) contract with the Latvian company A.C.B. AS. The latter is the winning tenderer in the procurement procedure for the construction of access roads in the section Žeimiai-Šėta (Jonava-Kėdainiai District).
“Local access motor roads are an important part of Rail Baltica’s railway infrastructure. They are planned in such a way that, after construction of the railway, convenient connection between the different sides of the railway is ensured,” said Dovydas Palaima, General Manager at LTG Infra Rail Baltica Management. – “At the end of last year, we signed a contract for the construction of an embankment towards Latvia, now – for the construction of local access roads in the same section. Therefore, as soon as the weather conditions permit, intensive construction work will commence in the most mature section of the project, i.e., from Kaunas to the Latvian border,” he added.
The work quality and high standards of implementing ambitious infrastructure projects by AS “A.C.B” company are already known in Lithuania. We have proven our competence, professionalism and work discipline in the reconstruction works of both Vilnius and Palanga airports, and we are pleased that now we will be able to continue our successful cooperation, helping to execute the Rail Baltica project in Lithuania,” explains AS “A.C.B” board member Anna Priščepa.
The company that won the tender will build 14 local access roads. Where it will not be possible to build separate roads for the maintenance of railway infrastructure elements, exits from access roads will be provided. According to the contract, the winning contractor will also reconstruct the reclamation structures. The works will be completed in a little more than a year – 14 months.
The construction of access roads is nearly completed in another railway section of the Rail Baltica: section Šveicarija-Žeimiai of Kaunas-Ramygala line. In this section, Eurovia Lietuva, which won the tender, is about to complete the construction of 16 new local access roads and 2 service roads.
Rail Baltica is the largest railway infrastructure project in the history of the Baltic States, which will build a fully electrified double-track European gauge railway connecting Warsaw, Kaunas, Vilnius, Panevėžys, Riga, Pärnu and Tallinn. The total length of Rail Baltica in the Baltic States is 870 km, with 392 km in Lithuania, 265 km in Latvia and 213 km in Estonia.