32 left turns closed on Rīga bypass

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Thirty-two dangerous left turns on the Rīga bypass (Salaspils-Babīte, A5) have been closed, Latvian State Roads said on June 7.

The left turns have been preserved in a few junctions with low traffic intensity. LVC asks that drivers follow the changes and observe traffic rules. 

Traffic will further be directed toward the two-level junctions of A5 and A9, A5 and P132, and A5 and A8.

LVC said that left turns are one of the most dangerous maneuvers in traffic and they are especially dangerous on a major road like Rīga bypass. Traffic intensity on the road A5 between the Jelgava highway A8 and Liepāja highway A9 is more than 14,000 vehicles in 24 hours, of which 20% are trucks. This road section has seen over 65 road accidents with 70 injured and three deaths over the past six years, said LVC.

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