“The main goal is to maintain the amount of five billion crowns for investments in roads and bridges and their maintenance,” regional councilor for road transport Karel Bendl (ODS) told journalists today.
Construction of bypasses is yet to begin in Hořovice and Čelákovice, due to the limited amount of money, other constructions will be completed later. “For the other bypasses of cities and municipalities, we continue to prepare so that we can start our own implementation when the funds are available,” said Bendl.
The regional councilors recently approved coordination contracts between the regional administration and road maintenance and the Institute of Archaeological Monument Care of Central Bohemia, which are needed for archaeological surveys. The construction of the Hořovice and Čelákovice bypasses should be completed by 2026.
The region is also cooperating with the state to complete the construction of the Prague ring road, which, according to Bendl, is the most important road construction for Central Bohemia. At the same time, it is investing in new technologies, such as a new network of weather stations equipped with web cameras and a network of speed scales that will detect overloaded trucks and automatically fine their drivers.
Bendl reminded that almost one billion crowns is available this year for repairs of second and third class roads after the winter. “We definitely want to continue that trend, because we don’t just want to patch individual holes, we want to repair more continuous sections, and that is, of course, more financially demanding,” the councilor added. The Central Bohemian Region is the largest of the regions, and regional road operators take care of 8,500 kilometers of roads.