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Traffic restrictions on the D1 motorway near Prague

The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (ŘSD) is launching the key part of the construction of the crossroads between the Prague Ring and the D1 motorway. A part of the busiest section of the motorway will be replaced by a bridging above the future route of the new ring road which will lead beneath the D1. The construction of new bridges on the D1 motorway will be completed next year, when the southern section of the Prague Ring is scheduled to be opened.

Directorate presents exhibit on twenty years of motorway expansion

Starting today at various public locations and online at, the Czech Road and Motorway Directorate will be exhibiting a series of photographs capturing the state of Czech motorways between 1989 and 2009. The opening ceremony will take place at the Ministry of Transport, after which the exhibit will travel to various shopping centers with the aim of showing just how much the country’s motorway network has changed over the past twenty years.

Fire exercise to be carried out in the Panenská tunnel on the D8 motorway

The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (ŘSD) is preparing a project unique in our country. On Saturday, 3 October 2009, a fire test will be carried out in the Panenská tunnel, located on the D8 motorway in the direction from Ústí nad Labem towards the border with Germany. All units of the Integrated Rescue System will participate in the test, which will also include tactical training. The project should serve to prevent events similar to those that have occurred in tunnels in the Alps.

Quality of Czech motorway rest and service areas of European standard

The rest and service areas along Czech motorways are of European standard - drivers have available fully equipped and sufficiently comfortable facilities at which they can make use of the services of renowned and internationally operating fuel filling station networks. In addition, the number of the stations is much higher compared to other European Union countries.

Surface marking on 2,200 km of roads

This year, the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RSD) is outlaying the total sum of CZK 181,500, 000 on implementing a programme of road-surface marking on motorways, high-speed roads and class 1 roads, which is a significantly higher volume than in previous years. This will suffice for approximately 2,200 kilometres of roads in all regions. According to the statistics, high-quality and visible road-surface markings can improve traffic safety by up to 30 per cent.

The state settles phase 1 with the general contractor of the toll system, Kapsch

"We have settled the matter of some backlogs of the toll system detected upon its hand-over and subsequently during its trial operation. With regard to the conclusions and recommendations of the expert institute invited, the penalisation of the general contractor, the Kapsch consortium, amounts to CZK 121 million. At the same time, we have managed to agree upon a discount on the work's final price amounting to a further CZK 50 million. Both figures only relate to the 1st phase of the construction of the toll system in the Czech Republic," says Martina Vápeníková, spokesperson of the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RSD), the operator of the toll system.

The Road and Motorway Directorate opens an information centre for the R49 and R55 high-speed roads

The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RSD) has opened another in a series of information centres aimed at providing more comprehensive information about transport infrastructure projects in the Czech Republic. The latest information centre is located in the municipality of Záhlinice, near Hulín, in the Zlín Region. Visitors will primarily be provided with information pertaining to the construction of the R49 and R55 high-speed roads.

This year's winter was strained not only drivers, but also the Road and Motorway Directorate budget

For the 2008/2009 winter season, the Czech Road and Motorway Directorate had to free up hundreds of millions of crowns more than during the previous winter. This year, maintenance of motorways and high-speed roads cost 111 million more crowns than last year. Expenditures for ensuring the safe and quality flow of traffic on class I roads were higher by 350 million crowns. These data come from the directorate's most recent statistics, with which the organization officially concludes this year's winter season.

Truths and myths surrounding roadside tree-cutting

Of the Czech Road and Motorway Directorate's 1,938 trees, a total of 1,862 are slated to be felled because of the tree's state of health (dead or sick), and a mere 76 because they endanger the flow of traffic in a manner that cannot be resolved through technical means.

Accidents on motorways down in 2008

The statistics of the Czech Police Presidium have recorded a significant decrease in the number of accidents on Czech motorways in 2008, with 340 fewer accidents in 2008 (a total of 5445 accidents) than in 2007 (a total of 5785 accidents).

Road infrastructure greatest recipient of EU funding

Road infrastructure in the Czech Republic is one of the most significant fields to make effective use of EU funding. Total allocations from the Operational Programme "Transport" in the 2007-2013 budget period for projects by the Czech Road and Motorway Directorate amount to more than 70 billion crowns. The second half of 2008 was especially important: During this period, the Ministry of Transport approved an additional 15 projects involving EU funding.

Road infrastructure projects draw the highest amounts from European Union funds

The Czech road infrastructure is one of the most significant areas when it comes to effective drawing of finance from European Union funds. The total amount allocated from the Operational Programme Transport for the budget period 2007 – 2013 for the Road and Motorway Directorate’s projects is more than 70 billion Czech crowns. Particularly relevant was the second half of 2008, when the Ministry of Transport gradually issued approval protocols for support of another 15 projects co-financed from EU funds.

Intergovernmental agreement signed: R52 to connect southern Moravia with Austria

On Friday, 23 January 2009 in Vienna, the Austrian federal government and the government of the Czech Republic signed an agreement on connecting Austria's A5 motorway and the Czech Republic's R52 high-speed road. According to the document, the Czech and Austrian motorway networks will meet within the cadastral districts of the towns of Mikulov and Drasenhofen. The document was signed by the Czech ambassador to Austria, Jan Koukal, and by Rudolf Lennkh of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The motorway network has doubled in size since 1989

A huge amount of transport infrastructure construction in the Czech Republic has been completed, and at least as much lies ahead. Since 1989, the motorway and high-speed-road network has increased from 544 kilometres to the current 1,056. The construction activity has recorded the greatest dynamism over the last two years, when 136 kilometres of motorways and high-speed roads were put into operation.

New information boards on the D1 motorway

A total of 28 information boards are now in everyday use on the D1.

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