“The construction is roughly 7.5 kilometers long,” says Miroslav Blabol, director of the Pilsen Directorate of Roads and Highways of the Czech Republic. “We have a total of nine bridges under construction. The construction also crosses two roads, namely road I/22 at a level roundabout and road II/86 in the same way.”
At the moment, people can watch the workers, for example, while they are working on the bridge at the entrance to Klatov in the direction of Pilsen. As construction manager Mikuláš Horník from Silnice Group describes, the reinforcements of the supporting structure are currently tied. The cranes are in full operation on the electrified line Železná Ruda – Klatovy – Plzeň.
The construction will be commissioned in two stages. The first will include the section from Štěpánovice to the level crossing with the I/22 road in the direction of Horažďovice, where the completion date is set for August 15 next year. Subsequently, the rest of the route will be put into operation, from the crossing to the end of the section between the local part of Luby and Mala Víska.
According to Miroslav Blabol, the entire western bypass should be put into operation in November next year. “The original road will be partly handed over to the city of Klatovy after the construction is completed, and partly it will become a regional road.” The city has already prepared a study according to which the current four-lane main artery could be changed into a classic street with parking spaces and greenery. Once opened, the western ring road will improve drivers’ journey to Šumava and should significantly relieve the traffic in the center of Klatov.
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