As the construction works of Rail Baltica continue, changes in the organization of traffic at Riga Airport are expected in the near future. Until the end of May, they will mainly affect passengers who leave the Airport by "Rīgas Satiksme" bus No. 22.
To get to the bus stop in the direction of the city centre, passengers should follow the signs in the Airport area, because the existing road and pedestrian crossing at the stop will be closed. From both exits of the arrivals terminal, pedestrians should take the sidewalk to the right to the pedestrian crossing leading to the Airport’s head-office building. Use it to cross the carriageway and, turning right, cross the entrance to the Airport’s head-office building area (which is enclosed by barriers) and then walk along the sidewalk to the bus stop. From the departures terminal, the bus stop can be reached by going down the stairs to the arrivals hall and following the route described above.
Schematic changes are shown here: https://failiem.lv/f/ucc6ucktk Passengers are encouraged to follow the directions and be especially careful; this concerns both passengers and drivers.
Drivers should expect that from the beginning of this week, one lane will be closed immediately after leaving the short-term car park P1; in turn, from 5 May, the carriageway will be narrowed before entering it. Upon completion of the works, the pavement and the previous traffic organization will be restored.
On the P133 road in front of the Airport, traffic in both directions is still organized on one side of the carriageway; in early May, traffic to the Airport will be diverted to the opposite side of the road.
More information about the planned traffic or pedestrian restrictions during the construction of the Rail Baltica project is available at https://info.railbaltica.org/lv/satiksmes-ierobezojumi#view-mode-map
About B.S.L. Infra
General partnership B.S.L. Infra is the general contractor of the Rail Baltica project for the construction of a railway station and related infrastructure at Riga Airport. The joint venture consists of the Austrian company Swietelsky AG and Latvian construction companies – the road construction company SIA Binders and one of the largest construction companies in Latvia specialising in the construction of multifunctional facilities – JSC LNK Industries. The Rail Baltica project at Riga Airport will be the first high-speed rail and air hub in the Baltics. Construction work by the general partnership B.S.L. Infra Infra is to be carried out in five successive phases by December 2025.
About the project
The first phase of work – the construction of the Rail Baltica railway station terminal, access roads and related infrastructure – will be completed by March/April 2023.
The construction is based on a project by PROSIV Sintagma (Italy), Prodex (Slovakia) and Vektors T (Latvia), the winner of an open international tender. Construction supervision is carried out by a joint venture consisting of SIA Forma 2 (Latvia) and Prointec S.A.U. (Spain).
81-85% of the project's funding is provided by the EU's Connecting Europe Facility, with the remainder coming from the Latvian State budget. The beneficiary of the EU support and the project promoter is the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia.
Information on Rail Baltica project can be found on the EDZL website: https://edzl.lv/aktualitates/informacija-medijiem
Further enquiries: [email protected]