A1 highway (Lithuania)


A1 highway (Lithuania)

Infobox road
highway_name = A1
marker_
Lithuanian route member sign|1European route number sign|85 European route number sign|28
alternate_name = Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipėda Highway

Lithuanian route member sign|1European route number sign|85 European route number sign|28
alternate_name = Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipėda Highway



length = 311,40 km
direction = West/East
starting_terminus = Vilnius
ending_terminus = Klaipėda
cities = Grigiškės, Vievis, Elektrėnai, Kaišiadorys, Kaunas, Babtai, Kryžkalnis, Klaipėda
established = 1987
system = Lithuanian road system
International E-road network

The A1 Highway in Lithuania connects the capital city of Vilnius with the port city of Klaipėda, via the second largest city, Kaunas. Its length is over 300 kilometers, making it the longest highway in Lithuania. Vilnius-Kaunas part was completed in 1970 and officially opened as a complete road in November 3 1970. Kaunas-Klaipėda part was completed in 1987, and opened as a whole for vehicular traffic on September 1 of that year.Fact|date=September 2007 It replaced first 40 kilometers of Samogitian Highway stretching from Kaunas.

The A1 Highway has 4 lanes - two lanes each way, separated by grass line and a safety rails. Its European route code is E85 and for a short while E28.

References

*lt icon [http://www.transp.lt/Default.aspx?DL=L&TopicID=25&UL= Lithuanian transportation history] At Transport Ministry of Lithuania webpage. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
*cite web |title=Google Map of A1 route |accessdate=2007-09-20 |url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=2188205154284369530,55.700420,21.207733&saddr=54.653776,25.30323&daddr=Vilniaus+plentas+%4055.701380,+21.208670&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=12&mra=dme&sll=54.667478,25.261002&sspn=0.143552,0.32238&ie=UTF8&ll=54.664102,25.338936&spn=0.143564,0.32238&z=12&om=1

See also

* Transport in Lithuania


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