First bridge dismantled as part of the D1 motorway upgrade

28. 5. 2013

The upgrade of the D1 motorway is entering the phase of demolition of the first bridge in Section 14 from Větrný Jeníkov to Jihlava. The bridge at km 107.3 will be dismantled within a single night of 8 and 9 June. The Ministry of Transport approved the road closure required for the operation today.

The Road and Motorway Directorate signs contracts for the modernization of two sections of the D1 motorway

7. 5. 2013

Prague (7 May 2013) - The Road and Motorway Directorate, represented by CEO David Čermák, signed contracts for work for the modernization of two additional sections of the D1 motorway. The contracts refer to Section 5 (Šternov - Psáře) and Section 9 (Loket - Hořice) where the winning bidders were selected in the past weeks.

The Ministry of Transport approves construction closures on the first two modernization sections of D1 motorway

2. 5. 2013

The modernization works on D1 motorway can be launched now. The Ministry of Transport has approved the required closures for the first two sections of construction works. The closures will be in the Větrný Jeníkov - Jihlava and the Lhotka - Velká Bíteš sections. The Ministry of Transport responded to the request of contractors immediately and has looked into its plan of closures within a few days. The preparatory works and the related traffic regulations shall start as of 9 May in the two above-mentioned sections in order not to affect driving comfort during holidays in May.

The first traffic restrictions associated with the modernization of D1 motorway will start as of 9 May

24. 4. 2013

The traffic regulations associated with the modernization of the D1 motorway shall launch in the first two sections on Thursday, 9th May. The contractors shall begin implementing the first traffic measures on that day in the Sections 14 (Větrný Jeníkov - Jihlava) and 21 (Lhotka - Velká Bíteš).

Contractors were selected for two modernization sections of the D1 motorway

16. 4. 2013

The deadline, until which the unsuccessful bidders could have delayed the final selection of the contractor for the two additional sections of modernization of the D1 motorway was reached at midnight of Monday, 15 April - Tuesday, 16 April.



A video presenting the modernization of the D1 motorway


The modernization of D1 motorway is one of the most important projects of the Road and Motorway Directorate. The D1 motorway is the busiest road in the Czech Republic. The daily traffic flow on D1 motorway includes 100,000 vehicles. The traffic load on D1 is reflected in the technical condition of the motorway, which is at the end of its service life.

The time has come to modernize the D1 motorway. The modernization shall bring improvement of the road’s technical condition, but also cost savings in the long-term, as the cost of annual partial repairs has been rising.

The modernization of D1 motorway will be a test for all drivers, who use the road regularly. Despite the best efforts to ensure smooth traffic during the entire period of modernization, we expect difficulties. This website presentation is designed to provide information about the course of modernization; we will continually update the data regarding the modernization of motorway and provide the necessary information concerning further developments.

David Čermák
CEO of the Road and Motorway Directorate



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