Cities in the Czech Republic are repairing roads, sidewalks or installing noise barriers at the last minute before the winter. According to experts, the repairs were delayed due to coronavirus and a shortage of foreign workers. The construction season is thus the longest in recent years. Due to this, Prague, for example, is experiencing major traffic complications.
Traffic restrictions and tens of minutes in columns. Daily bread for drivers in the territory of Prague 7. The reason is the closed Argentinská street, which is the traffic artery of Prague’s Holešovice. “I’m going around the whole of Prague No. Instead of ten minutes, I’m here for an hour,” said one of the drivers.
“The road is very busy and has been very broken. The surface will be quieter, so it will be more comfortable for residents who live in the area and complain that there is very high noise,” says the deputy mayor of Prague 7, Ondřej Mirovský.
The Čech Bridge, for example, is also being repaired on a large scale. At Rudolfinum, the exchange of tracks complicates.
Due to transport, coalition partners have been arguing at the municipality for a long time. “The road must be repaired, but it is necessary to coordinate individual reconstructions, but this is missing here in Prague,” thinks representative Jiří Pospíšil (TOP 09).
“Maybe at one point there are more events at once, in one place, it’s a bigger traffic restriction, which of course I apologize for, but in the long run it’s more beneficial because we repair sidewalks, sewers, roads at once,” said the deputy. for transport Adam Scheinherr (PRAGUE TO ME).
In some places, excavated sidewalks, such as Malostranské náměstí, make life difficult for Praguers. “If it was fixed and not excavated, it would be fine,” or “It’s annoying, but what can be done,” pedestrians say.
In the city alone, almost three billion crowns have been lost so far in the repairs and construction of 200 transport projects.