The copy of ‘Annual Report 2005’ you’re holding gives you an overview of the activities of the Estonian National Road Administration in 2005.
The material is meant for both the ‘road builders’ and other readers closely or more generally involved in national road maintenance issues.
The report provides an overview of the National Road Administration as an organisation, road network, road pavement situation, funds allocated for the road maintenance – both the earmarked for road maintenance in state budget and the European Union assistance, utilisation of the resources available or the work already completed. Traffic frequency and safety are dealt with as separate issues.
The principles of statistical analysis have been applied for the compilation of the chapters dealing with the road network, road pavement situation, road traffic, traffic safety and in part, also the road maintenance issues.
Based on the report, it can be briefly said that year 2005 was better than year 2004 – the amounts spent on reconstruction and repair of pavements, surface dressing and the repairs of gravel roads increased considerably. Increased construction of roads intended for light traffic serves as on of the key words, characterising the discussed year.
We can also enjoy the fact that consistent growth of traffic intensity and vehicles causing this phenomenon has not contributed to increase in the number of people killed in traffic – for the third year in row.
But you can learn everything in detail when browsing the report that you’re holding.
Yours respectfully, Riho Sõrmus Director General of the Estonian National Road Administration
The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering
Volume 1 (2006), ISSN 1822-427X Frequency: 4 times a year (1 volume of 4 issues)
In the first volume of the journal Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian scientists investigate topical issues of road and bridge construction, repair, maintenance and traffic safety. The journal is the first one in the Baltic c ountries dealing with the issues mentioned above.
International Research Journal of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Riga Technical University, Tallinn University of Technology, Baltic Road Association.
ISSN 1822-427X print ISSN 1822-4288 online
Publisher "Technika", Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania