The Prague Bridge in the center of Hradec will be closed to cars. Only rescuers and public transport will pass

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Planned maintenance of the Prague Bridge in the center of Hradec Králové will begin on April 8. During the repairs, only half of the bridge will be open, and only for pedestrians, rescuers and public transport. Other drivers will have to take a detour across the nearby Tyrš bridge. The passage under the pedestrian bridge will also be closed.

The Prague Bridge over the Elbe in Hradec Králové will be closed to cars on Monday, April 8. The workers will appear on the bridge already on the weekend of April 6, when the final preparatory construction work will begin, so far without traffic restrictions.

“The contractor had to solve the traffic situation, which could partially complicate the construction work at the crossroads of Mileta. On the recommendation of the city’s transport department, the police and public transport representatives, he started only partial traffic on the bridge, for pedestrians, buses and rescuers. Passenger cars will have to use a short detour across the Tyrš bridge,” explains Deputy Mayor Pavel Vrbicky in a press release.

Preparatory work they started already in March. The extensive maintenance of the busy bridge will be carried out by the contractor in several stages. “Every year, together with the Technical Services, we strive for the necessary maintenance of at least one bridge in Hradec Králové. However, the maintenance work of a listed building such as the Prague Bridge is not easy and must be properly prepared. After consultation with the preservationists, the project documentation is ready this year, in addition, the route of the international Ironman triathlon race will run here in mid-August,” said Pavel Vrbicky.

Illustrative photo.

Frightened mustang, evacuation and pigeons. March in Hradeck in the videos of Deník

Only one half of the bridge will always be open for pedestrians, as well as for public transport and emergency services. Other drivers will be directed to a detour through Tylovo nábřeží, Divišova Street and Československé Armády Street via road signs. Pedestrians will not even use the passage under the bridge, which will be closed during repairs in June.

The work will last until the end of July this year and will cost approximately six million crowns without VAT. By summer, the builders will restore the anti-corrosion protection of the entire historic bridge, ensure the installation of protective nets against nesting birds and repair the sidewalks.

Using a press release

Source: Deník/Stanislav Ďoubal

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