The D11 motorway is reopened after the demolition of the bridge, the ministry is looking for the culprit of the delay
Updated 26. 7. 2021 17:49
The D11 motorway in the direction of Prague is again passable. The Technical Administration of Roads announced the commissioning of the road in the direction of Prague around 5.30 pm. It has been closed since Saturday morning due to the demolition of the bridge. At the same time, the road workers announced the opening on Sunday, but there was a delay. The opposite direction is not to be opened until Tuesday morning.
Jan Rýdl, a spokesman for the Directorate of Roads and Motorways (ŘSD), announced in the afternoon that the direction to Prague would be open around 18:00 and the direction to Hradec Králové even on Tuesday morning. The highway was supposed to be in operation on Sunday at 09:00. Ministry of Transportation he wants to find and punish the winemaker behind the long delay. Closure complicates traffic in the east of Prague.
Opening D11 is postponed again. Central Bohemian police spokeswoman Barbora Schneeweiss said in the morning that the highway would be closed until approximately 12:00 to 14:00. The Technical Administration of Roads (TSK) then announced around noon that the cleaning work on the D11 was still being completed. “The strip to Prague should be open in the early afternoon, in the direction of Hradec Králové in the evening,” TSK said at Ttwitteru.
The spokesman of the state ŘSD then but on Twitter after 16:00 he announced another postponement. “TSK Praha expects to put it into operation in the direction of Prague in about two hours, they plan to put it in operation in the direction of Hradec Králové during tomorrow’s (Tuesday) morning,” Rýdl said.
Current situation on the D11 near Prague. Intensive clearing work is underway on site. @TSKPraha expects commissioning in the direction of Prague in about 2 hours, the plan to Hradec Králové is planned to become operational tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/lS0JWCEmbb
– Jan Rydl (@JanRydl) July 26, 2021
According to the police, there is increased traffic on detours. According to information from the Prague Integrated Transport (PID), suburban buses are up to one hour late.
“The deadline on D11 must end as soon as possible and the culprit of this delay, which has lasted more than 24 hours on one of the republic’s arteries, should be responsible. Thank you at the same time “The Minister of Transport Karel Havlíček (for YES) said. According to him, the Ministry of Transport will initiate proceedings on financial punishment of wine. The investor and construction company is TSK Prague , said the ministry.
Originally, the work was supposed to end on Sunday morning, but a large number of statements that were not recorded in the documentation became complicated, and the workers did not know about it. “Unfortunately, we will not be able to put the highway into operation before the morning rush hour. It will not be clear until the day. We will specify the information, of course we apologize to the drivers,” Lišková said in the morning. She added that there was so much material at the bridge abutments that he didn’t have time to clean up. The bridge that crosses Božanovská Street over the highway was in poor condition. Construction of a new one will begin next year.
At the detours, columns were formed on Sunday evenings, especially in front of large intersections or roundabouts. Traffic from the D11 motorway in the direction of Prague is on the 25th kilometer near Sadská, trucks have to go even earlier, on the 39th kilometer. Suburban buses are also delaying due to the closure of the motorway. “Currently between Horní Počernice and Nehvizdy there is a delay of up to 60 minutes. Lines 354 and 398 run completely out of schedule,” the Prague Integrated Transport (PID) said on Twitter after 09:00. Lines 303, 344, 354 and 398 delay 40 minutes to an hour.
The closing in Prague’s Horní Počernice started on Saturday at 17:00 and was supposed to end on Sunday at 09:00. The Directorate of Roads and Motorways (ŘSD) then announced the commissioning at Sunday 18:00 and later this morning. “Unfortunately, TSK Praha failed to put the D11 motorway into operation due to the demolition of the overpass even tonight. From the original 16-hour deadline, the deadline is at least 43 hours long.
In addition to a large amount of reinforcement, which did not match the original project documentation, the work was complicated by high-voltage cable. Workers discovered it in the supporting structure, it was also not recorded in any documentation and it was under power. “Therefore, for security reasons, the work stopped for several hours,” Lišková said on Sunday morning.