The reconstruction of Via Baltica section between Kaunas and Marijampolė was officially completed in 2018. One of the main important international traffic arteries was converted to a four-lane highway and all single-level intersections were replaced by junctures and connecting roads.
To ensure traffic safety multiple viaducts, 2 roundabouts and 3 multi-level intersections, a pedestrian viaduct and an eco-duct were built. From now the section from Kaunas to Marijampolė is classified as a highway and it is expected that the reconstruction will reduce traffic accident rate by 70%. Reconstruction began in 2015 and cost 156.4 million EUR.