Motorists face traffic restrictions on the Czech D3
For several years now, the finished highway D3 Ševětín – Borek has been awaiting construction modifications. Road traffic there will probably be restricted for several years in the future, said Ján Rýdl, the spokesperson of the Czech Directorate of Roads and Highways. The reason is the planned construction of the Chotýčanské tunnel, which will be built within the railway corridor. At one of its ends, the new tunnel should cross the highway, which will have to be partially demolished.
“The original project assumed that the operating highway would be modified in the same way, due to the fact that it was only built in a half profile. There would have to be construction changes on at least half of that highway anyway,” argues Rýdl.
The Directorate of Roads and Highways officially opened the 10.7-kilometer section of the D3 Ševětín-Borek highway in December 2019. At the same time, the state organization stated that when the construction of the highway was being planned, the tunnel was first included in the project, but then dropped out of it. Rýdl said that the road workers dropped him from the plan after many negotiations, in the presence of the leadership of the Ministry of Transport.
The documentation required for obtaining a building permit for the construction of the Chotýčanské tunnel with a length of 4.7 kilometers is currently complete. The state wants to build the railway line as a PPP project in cooperation with a partner from the private sector. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2026 and is estimated to take 7 years.
Source: TN.cz, irozhlas.cz / photo: cz.depositphotos.com