The ministry announced the competition for the construction of the missing 32 kilometres of the D4 motorway between Příbram and Písek through cooperation between the private and the public sector, the so-called PPP project. A private company will then have to operate and maintain the new motorway for 25 years. The construction of the D4 extension will not start sooner than in two years.
BESIP, the Czech association of insurance companies and the Czech Police, points out in its #nepozornostzabíjí campaign (lack of attention will kill you) the risks connected with the use of the mobile phone while driving.
The Ministry will support the construction of liquid nitrogen gas (LNG) filling stations from the Operational Programme Transportation (OPD) A total of CZK 100 million is allocated for construction support of alternative fuels infrastructure for this purpose from EU funds.
The section speed control system has been guarding safety in the narrowed sections on the D1 already for the third year. The first section monitored by cameras this year is the construction site between Velké Meziříčí and Lhotka. The modernised section of the motorway by Ostředek and Šternov will follow, the section between Hořice and Koberovice will be the third location and a motorway section close to Jihlava will be the fourth location. More than one percent of drivers committed an offence last year, but the crushing majority of drivers respect the speed and drive safely.
One year since his appointment as the Upper Austria governor, Thomas Stelzer came to visit the Czech Republic. During his visit, he also met the Czech transport minister Dan Ťok and discussed the traffic connection between the two countries. They exchanged information on the current state of preparations and the future connection of the South-Bohemian D3 motorway to the Upper Austrian S10.