The transport minister Dan Ťok officially started the construction of another section of the D3 motorway in section Úsilné – Hodějovice. Over 7 km of motorway will be used as the České Budějovice bypass and keep transit traffic away from the South Bohemian capital, which is something the local residents will highly appreciate. The section Úsilné – Hodějovice connects to section Hodějovice – Třebonín, the construction of which started at the end of March.
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic together with the Czech Waze community and Israeli Waze company work on the deployment of Waze Beacons in Brno tunnels. The purpose of the beacons is to provide the driver’s location inside a tunnel. This action extends the successful cooperation from May 2018 when Waze Beacons were installed in Jihlava tunnel and introduced for the first time.
Modernisation of route Rokycany – Pilsen and Třinec bypass belong to a package of 25 big projects from ten EU member states for which the European Commission approved funding. This will bring EUR 151 million for Czech projects, i.e. almost CZK 4 billion. Both works are already serving the public, so this was only the formal completion of a demanding approval process.
Smart transport infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and navigation and satellite systems. These are only some of the areas the Ministry of Transport will support during the next years with up to CZK 2 billion in the new DOPRAVA 2020+ scheme. The government approved the material on Monday and opened the way for all potential applicants doing research in the transportation field.
This year's building season was kicked off in March 2019 with two new motorway sections. In the middle of Match construction of the D35 motorway between Opatovice and Časy started. And at the end of March the first part of the České Budějovice (Budweis) bypass on the D3 officially started as well. Modernisation of the D1 will of course continue.
After 150 days since signing the contract with the Ministry of Transport, CzechToll closed the first round of tests of its key technology for the new digital toll collection system. According to the current time schedule of ŘSD, the road and motorways maintenance organisation, the system shall be launched on 1 December 2019. The success rate of detection of the new on-board unit in designated toll sections reached 99.75% already during the first round of tests. CzechToll also introduced a prototype of the technical solution of the mobile control vehicle for the Czech customs administration today at the control meeting at the Ministry of Transport.