One of the most important roads in the Moravian-Silesian Region, the so-called extended Rudná, connecting Ostrava and Opava, was finally put into operation in December 2019 after long administrative delays. The four-lane road will significantly contribute to increasing the road safety, improving the transport services in the region and the quality of the urban environment, and will also relieve the inhabitants of the western part of Ostrava, through which up to 40 thousand cars drive every day.
Although the new road promised only benefits, the project faced many obstacles, which led to the interruption of construction in 2017. However, the building permit was renewed in September 2019 and the construction was completed within three months. It was necessary to build the remaining 414 meters of road, around which grew acoustic barriers made of 33 thousand of recycled tires (ie. about 147 tons of granulate), which are now the most efficient and the highest in the Czech Republic.
Next year, a steel pedestrian walkway will be completed and concrete pillars are already ready for this purpose. The whole construction is planned to be completed in August 2020.
The contractor of the construction, whose total length is nearly seven kilometers, is the joint venture of the companies OHL ŽS, STRABAG and JHP. The contract price is almost 2,5 billion crowns.
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