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"The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering"
Vilnius: Technika, 2006, Vol I, No 2, p. 93–102.


Kazys Petkevičius, Julius Christauskas, Birutė Petkevičienė
Principles of Rational Dislocation of Road Infrastructure Objects on the Main and National Roads
 
Lithuania has a rather good network of motor roads facilitating transportation of passengers and cargoes. Development of tourism and transit transport requires a rational distribution of hotels, motels, restaurants, cafés, staging posts, filling stations etc. Being now a member of the EU, Lithuania must undertake to improve the network of roads so as to meet the international requirements. Seeking to convert Lithuania into a country of travel, transit and transportation, the roads must be improved to provide all necessary services. The state of pavement, characterised by the indices of cracking and evenness, is an important factor of travelling comfort and safety. Roadsides service objects represent other factors which influence the flows of travellers. Basing on analysis of West European and Russian experience, we recommend to classify the objects and complexes of roadside service and infrastructure into categories A, B, C, D, E, F, and G depending on the rest time and to arrange them according to the model presented in the article. Having evaluated the questionnaire data and actual distribution of service complexes by the Lithuanian main roads, the authors recommend to space the service objects and complexes at suggested rational distances. The recommendations for improving the roads and their infrastructure represent the novelty of the present work. They will contribute to travelling comfort and contribute to providing the services necessary for travellers and drivers.
 
Keywords: roads, roadside service and infrastructure objects, rational dislocation, principles of dislocation, transport of passengers and cargoes

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