VILNIUS – The construction of a modern parking and rest area of about 11 hectares has started on the section of the Via Baltica motorway, which is being reconstructed, near the Marijampole-Kybartai road junction, the Lithuanian Road Administration said on Friday, adding hat this will be the most modern rest and parking area in the country.
The new site will have separate areas for goods vehicles, cars, electric vehicles, camper vans, four charging stations for electric vehicles, a building with toilets and showers, and a recreation area.
The site will be installed by the middle of next year by Fegda and Tilsta, part of the Fegda business group that is reconstructing the Via Baltica section from 56.83 to 72.5 km. The Lithuanian Road Administration signed a contract worth 223.6 million euros, including VAT, with the two companies in June.
This section is the longest and the most technically complex, the LRA said.
Another site is scheduled to be installed next year when the Via Baltica section from 85 to 97 km will be reconstructed. The tender for the contractor is currently under way.
The Via Baltica between Marijampole and the Polish border is one of the busiest sections in Lithuania as almost 14,000 cars a day drive along it every day and half of them are freight vehicles.