Spain’s IDOM responsible for detailed technical design of Rail Baltica section Kaunas-Ramygala will present design proposals for section Šveicarija-Žeimiai on the 8th of July.
The section Šveicarija-Žeimiai is 12,2 km long includes 2 road viaducts, 1 railway viaduct and 1 road underpass, 2 regional stops and 1 passing loop.
Special scientific modeling is being used to ensure appropriate noise reduction where needed by implementing special dampening measures and building noise barriers. This section will have a total around 746 m of noise barriers. Additionally, 3 passages will ensure that animals will be able to safely cross underneath the railway.
Roads Jonava-Čičinai-Smičkiai, Rogožiai-Čiūdai-Kulva, Jonava-Kėdainiai-Šeduva will intersect with the railway via overpasses and underpasses. There will be no single level crossings throughout the whole Rail Baltica line to guarantee security of the railway and people.
Four local roads will be closed in this section. To cross the railway, people will be able to use 4 road crossings, on average every 3 kilometers in this section.
One exceptional piece of engineering in this section will be the bridge over the river Neris. More than 1,5 km long, it will be the longest railway bridge in the Baltics. Due to environmental concerns, there will be no supporting structures in the river itself – over 150 m. railway will be hanging above the river to allow fish move freely and water vegetation to flourish.
The public can get acquainted with design proposals online at www.jonava.lt or www.railbaltica.org/info. The public hearing will take place in Jonava city municipality on the 8th of July at 16:00 (Adomas Kulvietis hall, Žeimių str. 13, Jonava, Lithuania).
The detailed technical design for section Kaunas-Ramygala will be finished in 2021. AB “Lietuvos geležineklių infrastruktūra” (Lithuanian railways infrastructure) had already begun preparations for the construction services tender. Construction is also expected to begin in 2021.