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Thanks to the widening, the congested Strakonická Street will get the longest bus lane in Prague. It will be operational two months earlier

Prague, 14.04.2022 - Drivers will finally experience the long-awaited widening of Strakonická Street in a few weeks - on 13 May. A new lane, reserved for public transport buses, will be added to the existing two lanes. Construction modifications of the busy exit road will bring smoother traffic - car drivers will have more space and public transport passengers will not have to wait in possible traffic jams. PORR completed the road works two months in advance so that the closures on Strakonická Street would not interfere with the upcoming reconstruction of the Barrandov Bridge. The investor was the Technical Road Administration, and PORR cooperated with Swietelsky on the project.

"The newly built lane will help public transport vehicles between the Dostihová and Barrandovský most stops. It is more than two and a half kilometres long and, in addition to buses, it will also be used by the Integrated Rescue System. The widening was achieved by adjusting the slopes and at the same time building 1.5 kilometres of new retaining walls and new utility relocations, including drainage. We used noise-reducing asphalt in the area of the construction so that traffic would be less of a nuisance to residents," said Petr Škvařil, director of the Bohemia-Centre division, that was in charge of the project at PORR. "In addition, pedestrians will also get new sidewalks and an underpass," Škvařil added.

The shortening of the construction time was achieved also thanks to the fact that over the Easter holidays traffic will be diverted to one lane only, thanks to which the road surface in the middle and fast lanes will be repaired.

PORR workers will follow up the completion of this construction with the start of the long-awaited reconstruction of the Barrandov Bridge. It will start with the repair of the southern bridge deck, which is also connected with the replacement of the ramp from Strakonická Street.


Facts and figures at a glance

Type of project: Widening of the existing road
Scope of services: Widening of Strakonická Street by a new bus lane linked with the construction of new retaining walls, utility relocations and drainage modifications
Client: Technická správa komunikací hl. m. Prahy (Technical Road Administration, City of Prague)
Contractor: PORR a.s.
Service period: March 2021 - May 2022 (making the bus lane available for traffic)

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