In front of the underpass under the D1 in Prague, there are dozens of logs so that cyclists and pedestrians cannot enter it
The restriction on the backbone cycle route is due to the construction of a noise barrier, which, however, is not being built.
(updated 7/17 2021 2:05 PM) An unusual step took place in the Prague-Újezd district. Due to non-compliance with the prohibited entry and entry from underpass under the D1 motorway here, on the one hand, the entrance was blocked by about thirty logs. For pedestrians and cyclists, the restriction is hardly understandable, as they see no reason to ban it.
“Based on the previous announcement of the closure of the underpass, we would like to point out that there is a fixed obstacle between the underpass under the rampart and the motorway, and the passage is prohibited. “ she wrote the city district on her Facebook profile, where a mostly emotional discussion broke out over the photo. Many people are surprised by the way and reason for closing the subway. The town hall deleted the article shortly after the text was published. On Saturday, after lunch, she published a new one in which he stated that it was the work of a contractor of noise walls.
The underpass has been on the ground protection wall since June 7 due to the construction of a noise barrier. The Directorate of Roads and Motorways (ŘSD) was given 5 months for the construction, the restriction is to last until 31 October. Nevertheless, the underpass is an important connection for pedestrians and cyclists between Kateřinky and Šeberov, it lies on the main A21 cycle path. There is no alternate route. In the discussions, people are especially surprised by the long closing time and point to the fact that nothing is happening on the construction site.
According to the town hall, there was originally another barrier at the subway. But it didn’t last long. “Unfortunately, when it is not firmly screwed, concreted, etc., it does not prevent unscrupulous pedestrians and cyclists from throwing the barrier to the side in the grass and walk in peace,“City Hall team unconventional step of composing wooden logs.
Statement of the Prague – Újezd district on Facebook
Today 16.7. In 2021, the passage under the rampart and the D1 motorway was closed by a solid barrier due to the long-announced construction of a noise barrier to the current value. The investor of the construction is the Directorate of Roads and Motorways, the contract for treatment was won by the company Samson Praha, sro, with a term of work from 1 June to 31 October 2021. D1 on their environment. Construction of a noise barrier is a necessity Due to the usual traffic on the D1, and thus deteriorating noise in residential buildings near the highway.
There are reports on social networks that the Prague – Újezd district has folded dozens of logs in front of the underpass to suit cyclists and pedestrians in its use. But the contributions are misleading and wrong. So what about those logs? Of course, the city district did not place them there, why too ?! They were placed there by the construction contractor, in full accordance with the planned progress of work.
There is a temporary road for heavy equipment between the noise barrier and the D1 motorway, the logs are there to protect the existing roads, they will be backfilled as needed so that the weight of the construction machinery is distributed and the existing building elements are not damaged. It was agreed with the building contractor that they would leave the passage through as long as possible, which also happened. Last week, the Samson Praha company started construction work in the part, which, with heavy equipment, will only be received when they close the passage. Furthermore, this week marked, albeit with a delay, the closure of the passage on both sides at a sufficient distance before the closure, including the marking of alternative routes. Cyclists and pedestrians can get to Šeberov via the Opatov crossroads, or a longer route along Formanská Street to Průhonice and a dirt road towards Rozkoš and further to Šeberov.
Statement of Mayor Václav Drahorád: “I ride a car, a motorcycle, a fire truck Tatra, but also a bike and I try to be considerate of others. The cyclist understands that the noise barrier must be realized and it is not possible without a closed passage. Another option to cross the D1 is only through the abbey junction or through Průhonice. Be considerate of those who live in close proximity to the D1. They are limited by noise from traffic on D1, which has a negative effect on the human body. They have been waiting for several years for the implementation of the anti-noise measure. “