The project SMART E67 aims at increasing efficiency and safety of passenger and cargo mobility in the Central Baltic region by introducing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) on a key transport corridor in Estonia and Latvia. In both countries among other routes, the E67 transport corridor has the highest annual average daily traffic rates. While basic road infrastructure has been modernized on E67 transport corridor in Latvia and Estonia, traffic information and management systems need improvements to ensure efficient, environment friendly, safe passenger and cargo transport.
In practice the project introduces the ITS elements via pilot investments by developing adaptive traffic management-roadside variable message signs, modernized traffic lights, road weather information systems and other equipment providing to traffic participants timely, efficient and accurate traffic information. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Latvian State Roads and Estonian Road Administration.
The project results in adding information, management and communication technology to E67 transport corridor covering 202 km in Latvia and 192 km in Estonia. E67 road is more efficient which decreases travel time of passengers and cargos. Traffic information about road conditions, road works, congestions, and accidents contribute to the achievement of traffic efficiency whereas roadside telematics reduce traffic accidents. All in all, project E67 results contribute to the achievement of traffic efficiency, safety and reduction of CO2 emissions.