Project – Advanced traffic management on E67 transport corridor

the Programme: 2014 - 2020 INTERREG V-A Finland - Estonia - Latvia - Sweden (Central Baltic)

Description


Description (EN): Efficient road network is a key to economic activity and mobility of people and goods. While basic road infrastructure (pavement) has been modernized on E67 transport corridor in Latvia and Estonia, traffic information systems to ensure efficient, environment friendly, safe passenger and cargo transport need considerable improvements. SMART E67 project aims to increase efficiency and safety of passenger and cargo mobility in the Central Baltic region by introducing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) on E67 transport corridor – a key transport corridor in Estonia and Latvia (North-South direction).  Implementation of the project in partnership between Latvian State Roads and Estonian Road Administration ensures that ITS elements are introduced in critical nodes of transport (8 in Latvia; 6 in Estonia) on the entire E67 transport corridor crossing Estonia (192 km) and Latvia (202 km).  It facilitates joint technological approach to ITS and ensures seamless quality of transport information pattern in the entire transport corridor. Introduction of ITS elements on E67 via pilot investments into development of adaptive traffic management-roadside variable message signs (VMS), road weather information systems (RWIS) and other equipment providing to traffic participants timely, efficient and accurate traffic information will result in a decrease of travel time of passengers and cargos by 0,57% if compared to the current travel time in this section. The project will foster safety of passenger and cargo transport and diminish CO2 emissions due to timesavings of transport on road. Introduction of ITS on E67 is the most feasible option to improve the efficiency of passenger and cargo transport in this corridor besides investment intensive infrastructure improvements. Project will approbate ITS-innovative approach widely exploited in EU, but insufficiently used in this region with a high multiplication potential.
Expected Results (EN): R3.1. Travel time of passengers
Expected Outputs (EN): SMART E67 project aims to increase efficiency and safety of passenger and cargo mobility in the Central Baltic region. Project will introduce elements of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) adding information and communication technology to E67 transport corridor–a key transport corridor in Estonia and Latvia (North-South direction) covering 202 km in Latvia and 192 km in Estonia. E67 road has a significant development potential to make it more efficient for passenger and cargo transportation. In both countries among other routes, it has the highest Annual average daily traffic (AADT) rates (16155 cars/per day in Estonia; up to 21122 cars/per day in Latvia with average 9500 cars/per day). E67 links with ports of Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga and CB with the rest of EU. Introduction of ITS on E67 is the most feasible and at the moment single option to improve the efficiency of transport in this corridor, besides infrastructure improvements (bypasses around metropolitan areas). Results contribute to the achievement of several programme objectives: (1) TRAFFIC EFFICIENCY via pilot investments into development of adaptive traffic management-roadside variable message signs (VMS) (screens, alarming traffic lights, signs) providing to traffic participants timely, efficient and accurate traffic information about road conditions ahead due to weather changes, road works, congestions, accidents to decide upon dynamic retouring, variable speed limit signs to reduce travel time, fluent traffic with dynamic traffic signaling equipment; (2) TRAFFIC SAFETY via pilot investments into road weather information systems (RWIS), weather cameras to reduce traffic accidents by timely collection and delivery of information about changing road weather conditions: snow, black ice, etc. and on line video surveillance for incident and black spot management; (3) REDUCED CO2 EMISSIONS all above measures contribute to reduced CO2 emissions due to time savings of transport on road.

Thematic Information


Thematics: Improving transport connections  Transport and mobility  
Specific Objective: Improved transport flows of people and goods
Thematic Objective: (7) promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures by:
Investment Priority: (7c) developing and improving environmentally-friendly (including low-noise) and low-carbon transport systems, including inland waterways and maritime transport, ports, multimodal links and airport infrastructure, in order to promote sustainable regional and local mobility


Project Summary


Project name (EN): Advanced traffic management on E67 transport corridor
Project acronym: SMART E67

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2016-12-22

Web: centralbaltic.eu/projects

Project start date: 2015-11-02
Project end date: 2018-10-31
Project status: Ongoing

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 2.458.999,39
European Union funding: EUR 2.090.149,48
Cost of infrastructure: EUR 1.804.455,29

Project outputs


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Partners Data


Lead Partner (EN): State Joint Stock Company "Latvian State Roads"
Lead Partner: State Joint Stock Company "Latvian State Roads"
Department: State Joint Stock Company "Latvian State Roads" acting on behalf of the Ministry in accordance with Law "About motorways" (in force from 02.04.1992), its article 4, paragraph 1 and Delegation agreement.
Address: Gogoļa, Riga, Latvia
Website: http://www.sam.gov.lv
Legal status: public

Department: Info Technology Department
Address: Pärnu mnt, Tallinn, Estonia
Legal status: public
Website: www.mnt.ee

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Call


Serial number: 2
Start date: 2014-12-18
End date: 2015-06-18
Budget: EUR 0,00