After a complete reconstruction, the highest bridge on D1 is fully open. The bridge Vysočina by Velké Meziříčí, which is 425 metres long and 70 metres high, was widened to 12.5 metres. The bottom part of the bridge was reconstructed and the surface is protected against corrosion. The modernisation roadworks on section 19 of D1 ended on Sunday 29 November.
Today, the government decided to change the toll rates for lorries over 3.5 tonnes. As of 1 January 2021, the charge for the use of motorways and certain first-class roads will newly consist of three parts - the usual charge for the use of infrastructure, but also charges for noise and pollution. The collected money will be spent on the infrastructure and on reducing the impacts of transport, e.g. construction of noise barriers.
The Ministry of Transport publishes an overview of measures in transport adopted to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease.
This year, the roadworks on D1 have been the longest and most restricting. The modernisation took place on 7 sections in a total length of 71 out of 160 kilometres concerned between Mirošovice and Kývalka. During the winter break, all works will be stopped and the motorway will remain fully open.
Starting from December, drivers can buy a new electronic vignette for 2021. It will be now possible to set the preferred effective date up to 90 days in advance. The main sale point will be on the website edalnice.cz.