To implement the state policy regarding the
road maintenance and development formulated by the Seimas of
the Republic of Lithuania.To implement the programmes on
road maintenance and development drafted by the Ministry of
Transport and Communications.To organise the development,
modernisation and functioning of the network of the roads of
The Lithuanian Road Administration under the
Ministry of Transport and Communications is an institution
established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania;
it organises and coordinates the restoration, maintenance
and development of the roads of national significance.
To satisfy the needs of the society and road
users. To work in an economic and efficient manner by
creating proper traffic conditions, so that the transport on
the roads of national significance is safe, fast, convenient
and environment-friendly. To develop the roads and their
network.The top priority is to ensure traffic safety.
There are 6,25 km of roads per 1,000 of
population in Lithuania and 326,62 km of state roads per
1,000 sq. km of its territory. The majority of our roads
(60,5 %) has an asphalt pavement.
The following projects have been implemented
by the Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of
Transport and Communications. Below they are divided
according to their source of funding:
1. Projects financed from the EU
Regional Development Fund and the Road Maintenance and
2. Projects financed from the EU
Cohesion Fund and the Road Maintenance and Development
3. Projects financed from the Road
Maintenance and Development Programme (RMDP).
The aims by priorities of the Road
Maintenance and Development Programme for 2006–2015:
1. Improvement of safe traffic
2. Road and bridge maintenance;
3. Development of the road network and
infrastructure; development of frontier roads;
4. Implementation of the principles of
the National Strategy for Sustainable Development.
Thus Lithuania, even compared with
economically stronger states, has a fairly well-developed
road network. It is important to preserve, maintain and
develop it, so that it is smoothly included into the
European network. One of the main stimulus to develop the
road network in the country is that Lithuania is a transit
country with a number of roads crossing it from West to East
and from North to South.
While improving the road network there are a
number of roads to be reconstructed so that they would meet
the requirements of the people and transport as well as all
modern technical, economic and environment requirements,
were fast, convenient and safe. It remains one of major
concerns for the road engineers in Lithuania for the present
and near future.