Commencement of the construction of R55 Skalka - Hulín, an important section for the connection with the D1 motorway
The connection between the D1 motorway and the regional centre Zlín via the R55 high speed road is taking shape. The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic commenced the construction of the R55 section between Otrokovice and the D1 under construction near Hulín on 2 July 2008. The construction should be completed in November 2011 and the project is proposed for co-financing from the European Union.
The construction of the D1 motorway section Kroměříž-východ - Říkovice was officially opened on 12. June 2008. This is an important section, which should be connected to the R49 and R55 high speed roads in the future. The 11.3 km-long project is slated for commissioning in October 2010.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic ("ŘSD") commenced the construction of a 2.5 km-long bypass of Sulec on 9 June 2008. The project will be a part of the R7 high speed road from Prague to Chomutov, where the construction of another section near Vysočany started this April Vysočan.
The municipality of Rájec can look forward to safer traffic and a better environment. The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic will open a new section of the I/44 Road, Rájec - Zábřeh, on 30 May 2008. The construction started in 2006 with CZK 110 million of costs; 75% of the project is financed by the European Union.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic is taking another step towards connecting Ostrava with the rest of the Czech Republic. A section of the D47 (D1) highway under construction from Bílovec to Ostrava, Rudná was officially opened on Tuesday 6 May 2008. It will be linked up to the operating section from Ostrava, Rudná to Bohumín, which was opened in December 2007.
On 22 April 2008 The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic is starting to build another section of the R4 expressway from Prague to the Nová Hospoda junction near Písek. The next two years will see the building of a four-lane R4 section from Mirotice to Třebkov; it will be almost six kilometres long and cost CZK 944 million.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic is starting another part of a complete reconstruction of the I/7 road from Prague to Chomutov in the direction of the German border. Specifically today, 11 April 2008, saw the beginning of the construction of a four-lane section, to replace the existing two-lane section, between Bítozeves and Vysočany, and of the construction of an interchange at Vysočany. These are some of the most important parts of the future R7 road. Among other things, they are expected to add significant extra capacity to the intensively used connecting route between Prague, Germany and other EU countries.
On 8 April the construction of the last section of the D47 Motorway will be launched at a ceremony (after putting into operation, it will be a part of the D1) from Bohumín to the national border with Poland. There, in 2010 the motorway will be connected to the Polish A1 Motorway in the direction of Katowice.
On 17 December 2007 The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic opened another section of the D3 Motorway from Mezno to Chotoviny. Overall costs of construction, including all the related investments and costs of preparations have amounted to CZK 2.9 billion, paid completely from the national budget. The construction of this 6.8-km long section was started in 2004.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic opened Road No. I/38 on 4 December 2007, connecting Třída Václava Klimenta Mladá Boleslav and Škoda VW, thus increasing the capacity of Průmyslová Street. The section is 1.1 kilometres long and it comprises of three projects involving the relaying of Road I/38 between Debř and Zálužany. The construction began in May 2006 and it was financed from the State Transport Infrastructure Fund.
The opening of the new section is of particular importance for people in the Moravskoslezský Region because it is the first section of the much relied-upon motorway to North Moravia. The city of Ostrava is supposed to be connected to the national motorway network as early as in 2009.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic put into operation the development of “Road 48 Tošanovice-Žukov” with a length of 7.9 kilometres on 29 November 2007. The newly built four-lane high speed road will take over traffic from the extremely loaded section of road I/48, which is unsuitable both in respect of its direction and its altitude. The construction commenced in March 2005 and the overall costs reached CZK 1.46 billion.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic opened the grade-separated junction of the main roads No. I/20 between Prague and Písek, and No. R4 from Prague to Strakonice and No. I/20 Písek - Blatná on 19 November 2007, that is almost one year ahead of the deadline. This project helped eliminate two level crossings, both possessing bad views and known for frequent serious traffic accidents.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic opened a reconstructed section of road I/35 Liberec - Jeřmanice today, on 9 November 2007, with a length of 2,105 metres. It will become part of high speed road no. R35. This will bring about both faster traffic and better visibility and thus more safety along the route from Prague to Liberec..
The Road and Motorway Directorate CR, opened on the 9th of November 2007 a by-pass around the town of Planá in Tachovsko. The total costs of the construction nearly reached 157 million CZK, out of which 75% was financed from the funds of the European Union.