Česká Bělá bypass completed
After two years of construction, the Road and Motorway Directorate is opening the Česká Bělá bypass on highway I/34, the main road connecting České Budějovice with Havlíčkův Brod and Svitavy. The bypass’s main benefit is the fact that it shifts freight traffic outside of residential zones.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RSD) is opening a major part of the ring road encircling the country’s capital. The much-anticipated section connecting the D5 motorway from Plzeň and Germany, and the D1 from Brno and Slovakia has been built. The new motorway will benefit all drivers – and not just from Prague and around. The new section enables a smooth traffic flow and connects the motorway network between the country’s western and eastern parts.
Today, 16 September 2010, the Czech Road and Motorway Directorate is opening a new 6km section of the R4 high-speed road, which connects Prague and Strakonice. The new section being opened is the stretch of road between Mirotice and Třebkov near Písek.
The Road and Motorway Directorate commences the development of another two sections of the R7 Expressway connecting Prague and Chomutov today, 27 April 2010. As a matter of fact, the existing I/7 Road is going to be reconstructed into the R7 Expressway in the sections Vysočany – Droužkovice and Droužkovice – Nové Spořice. The Road and Motorway Directorate intends to commission the two section in 2013.
The newly opened S1 road connecting the I/11 and I/56 roads marks the first step in the completion of the Opava bypass
The Road and Motorway Directorate is opening the first (eastern) part of the road bypass of the town of Opava ahead of schedule today, 15 December 2009. The relocation of transit traffic outside of the centre of Opava is the chief priority when opening the new connection.
A great benefit for the local inhabitants of the area south of Ostrava will be brought by the construction of the R48 Rychaltice – Frýdek-Místek section, commenced on 2 December 2009. Yet the new road will afford the greatest benefits in terms of traffic safety, since the section is a place with a high accident rate.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (ŘSD) is placing into operation 3 kilometres of the R35 high-speed road, Sedlice –Opatovice, and 4 kilometres linking up the I/37 section, Opatovice – Hrobice, thereby providing a high-quality connection of the road between Hradec Králové and Pardubice to the D11 motorway. In 2006, the D11 temporarily terminated near Hradec Králové. It is a significant transport construction for both the Pardubice and Hradec Králové Regions.
Today has become a historical moment for transportation infrastructure. The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic is opening two motorway sections from Bělotín through Hladké Životice to Bílovec. This means that Ostrava, the Czech Republic's third largest city, has now been officially connected to the motorway network. Just two years ago, not a single kilometre of the D47 project was in operation. This also marks the actual connection of the western and eastern ends of our country, as it is now possible to travel all the way from Rozvadov near German border to Bohumín near the Polish border using a four-lane motorway.
On 25 November 2009, within the opening of the final section of the D1 motorway, which will link Ostrava to the motorway network, another two related thoroughfares are being placed into operation – a bypass of the I/57 road in Hladké Životice, and the Northern Junction in Ostrava. The newly opened bypass section of the I/57 road will significantly benefit the towns and villages through which the route has passed to date and smoothly connect transit traffic from the Opava – Nový Jičín axis to the new Brno – Ostrava motorway.
Within the opening of the final section of the D1 motorway, linking Ostrava to the motorway network, on 25 November 2009 another two related thoroughfares are being placed into operation – the Northern Junction in Ostrava, and the bypass of the I/57 road in Hladké Životice. Thanks to the Northern Junction, the city of Ostrava is gaining a new crucial connection with the motorway in the direction of Brno.
As of today, drivers can begin to make use of the entire road bypassing the town of Česká Skalice. On 20 November 2009, the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (ŘSD) is opening the section, problematic in terms of land purchase, because of which the bypass could not have been fully used back in October 2006, when part of the bypass road was placed into operation within the so-called pre-term use. The construction brings the greatest benefit to the local population. The opening of the new section will significantly relieve traffic load in the entire town, since the traffic intensity on the mentioned road had attained the level of up to 15 thousand vehicles a day.
The final transit through a municipality in the Ústí nad Labem Region on the route from Prague to Chomutov has been resolved – the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic is today placing into operation a new construction within the gradual increasing of the capacity of the current I/7 road to the four-lane R7 high-speed road leading from Prague to Chomutov.
Opatov near Svitavy has a new bypass
After enduring years of heavy private car and truck traffic, the residents of Opatov can breathe easy. The Czech Road and Motorway Directorate (ŘSD) is opening a new 4.2-km bypass on highway I/43 around town. The I/43 connects the town of Lanškroun with Svitavy and continues to Klodzko in Poland.
The Czech Road and Motorway Directorate (ŘSD) is opening additional key section of the I/13 between Chomutov and Most. The road is part of the international E442 corridor. The 1.7-km section between Komořany and Most underwent extensive reconstruction works, including expansion to a four-lane road. The main reason for construction was the growing burden placed on the road by intense truck traffic. Industry is the main motor of the local economy, necessitating the provision of the corresponding transport conditions.
Today, the Czech Road and Motorway Directorate (ŘSD) is opening a new section of roadway as part of the construction of the R6 high-speed road between Tisová and Kamenný Dvůr. A 7.5-km section is being opened ahead of schedule. This left-hand half of the four-land road will carry one-way traffic from Cheb to Karlovy Vary. The road will be connected to a detour being opened at the same time because of the reconstruction of a bridge over the Ohře river being renovated as part of the “R6 Nové Sedlo – Sokolov” project. The project’s definitive completion date is June 2010.