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The outcomes of an analysis of contributions of the ring road around Prague in the northern and southern parts of the city, presented for the first time by the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic, are very optimistic in terms of economy in time of its users. After the completion of this strategically important road traveling time around Prague will be reduced by tenths of minutes. It will also significantly reduce the load of traffic inside Prague - some of the roads in Prague reach the highest traffic volumes in the entire Czech Republic.
Motorway through the Ostrava Region Will Be Put into Operation in 2007 - a Year Earlier than Planned
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic will put into operation an important part of Motorway D47 one year earlier than has originally been planned. The entire 17 km of the D47 will be opened in 2007. This concerns the through road of Ostrava and the route up to Bohumín (constructions 4708 and 47091). RMD CR will manage to finish the construction of these sections earlier in spite of complications connected with a number of road realignments and difficulties connected with property rights.
Another Section of Motorway D47 Obtained Zoning Approval; Route of the Motorway Confirmed up to Bohumín
Key road for the Moravskoslezský Region, Motorway D47, obtained another out of many zoning approvals. The decision came into force for construction '4705 Bělotín - Hladké Životice', and the only remaining zoning approval concerns a short border section. The above-mentioned approval will significantly shift the construction of the whole D47.
State Investments into the Development of Roads and Motorways Give Work to Around Two Hundred Thousand People
Financial funds, invested every year into the development of traffic infrastructure, give employment to approximately 220,000 people. This figure comes from a survey of Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic and several design offices. According to the outcome of this survey, every hundred million Crowns of investments from the state budget give employment to approximately 330 persons working (directly or indirectly) in the field of construction and development.
The Most Dangerous Roads Are in Direction Teplice and Hradec Králové. Motorways Are Approximately Twice Safer.
Overloaded roads in areas of planned motorway development present the most dangerous sections of Czech main routes. A survey conducted by Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic showed that out of twenty monitored road sections, the most dangerous one is the section of road I/8 Lovosice - Teplice, which is presently an alternative to Motorway D8. On the other hand, the already finished section of Motorway D5 around Plzeň shows the lowest figures in relative accident rate.
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic is currently engaged in constructions on six motorways at the same time. Majority of motorway kilometers under development should be put into operation next year, some even this year.
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic paid 4,000 million CZK to land holders during the construction of motorways in the years 2000-2004. Land holders in Bohemia received around 2,500 million CZK and owners in Moravia around 1,500 million. Purchase of land is a highly problematic procedure as far as administrative preparation of motorway construction is concerned. A number of land holders reject the sale of land in spite of relatively high prices.
Motorway D11 - this year: partly near Chlumec nad Cidlinou; next year: new 44 km up to Hradec Králové
The completion of one carriageway of Motorway D11, planned for the end of 2005, will significantly improve traffic situation in Chlumec nad Cidlinou and accessibility of Kolín and its surroundings, including industrial zone Kolín - Ovčáry. That is a considerable shift in the record-breaking development of Motorway D11. In the future the D11 will be the main arterial highway between Prague, Hradec Králové, Trutnov, and Poland.
Overloading of Lorries Causes Damage in an Amount of 400 Million CZK in Motorway D1 Repairs Alone Every Year!
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic monitors an increasing number of overloaded lorries. In the period between April 1st and April 10th, 2005 alone, more than one thousand lorries, which had not met regulations concerning permitted weight or weight distribution, drove through one monitored section of Motorway D1. Costs for the repairs of roads damaged by overloaded lorries are very high. One kilometer of motorway over which passes a lorry (whether overloaded or not) costs the taxpayers ca. 0.6 CZK.
On March 31st, 2005, Decision was issued on providing a selective block grant from the financial means of structural funds - namely the European Regional Development Fund - for 9 projects from the area of traffic infrastructure managed by Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic. The projects will be realized and co-financed in the framework of the Operational Programme Infrastructure. Total amount of the so far approved non-returnable financial assistance is CZK 1,103,217,523, -.
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic is publishing results of a survey of vehicle monitoring on a selected motorway section. Among the most frequent traffic offences are: speeding - often above 250 kph, traffic laws violations and reckless driving. Reckless behaviour of drivers during traffic jams, in keeping of cleanness, etc. causes the slowing down of traffic and increases costs for motorway maintenance, which must be expended by RMD.
The Czech Republic has reached international primacy in the area of traffic infrastructure development. The section of Motorway D11 between Žehuň and Chýšť on the route from Prague to Hradec Králové is in its scale the quickest-built traffic artery in Europe. Construction of the length of 16 km has started in October 2004 and will be put into operation in half-profile in December 2005.
Every two years Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic publishes a publication summarizing everything about roads and motorways in the Czech Republic. The publication is now available for download.
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic obtained planning permission for another section of Motorway D47 - "Construction No. 4706 Hladké Životice - Bílovec". Therefore, the purchase of land could begin and the start of construction in the first half of 2006 should ensure the opening of the section in the original planned deadline - 2008.
Motorway D11 at the TCPA production plant in Kolín and Chlumec nad Cidlinou will be opened to traffic in half profile this year to keep the government's promise to TCPA
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic will put into operation a section of Motorway D11 between Žehuň and Chýšť. This should enable the TCPA production plant in Kolín-Ovčáry to make use of the new traffic infrastructure for a smooth process of production and ease the traffic in Chlumec nad Cidlinou. The construction has been in progress since summer 2004 and will be finished in record-breaking 14 months. That makes it the fastest-built motorway not only in the Czech Republic but in the whole of Europe as well.