Preparations for the repair were caused by shorter columns around the Barrandov Bridge

Updates: 14.05.2022 12:45

Prague – Today, road workers began to mark the traffic restrictions necessary for the repair of the bridge on the Barrandov Bridge in Prague and its surroundings. Shorter columns for about 15 minutes in the morning formed on the South Junction in the direction of Smíchov. The drivers also stayed at Strakonická from the center, where traffic is narrowed to one lane. The repair of the bridge will begin on Monday and is spread over several years. This year, the work will last 110 days and will cost CZK 594.5 million. The bridge from 1983 is part of the city ring road and is crossed by 140,000 cars a day. It has not been repaired yet.

The columns on the South Junction in the direction of Smíchov formed in the morning roughly from the Benzina Orlen gas station. In front of the bridge, traffic is partially limited and the number of lanes is reduced. The traffic on the bridge itself was mostly smooth, although road workers took this morning one more lane to mark traffic changes than will be closed during the reconstruction of the bridge. In the direction from Smíchov, the traffic in the morning was without problems. During the reconstruction, the bridge will be driven by three lanes in each direction instead of the current four.

The second column of several hundred meters was formed on Strakonická at the exit from the center in front of the intersection with Nádražní Street. Here, road users reduced traffic to only one lane, due to the rotating ramp at the distillery, which will be used by drivers coming from the south and need to get to the bridge when cutting the ramp from Strakonická to the bridge. The ramp is currently closed and will be put into operation during the repair of the bridge.

Drivers will have to drive on detours, which will lead mainly along the Prague Ring Road, where the exit to Písnice was temporarily opened, the above-mentioned turning ramp was created near the distillery, and the capacity of the intersection at the Peace Race Bridge in Zbraslav was expanded. Traffic lights at key intersections have been modified.

After the road markers mark the mentioned traffic restrictions, heavy machines such as milling machines, excavators or dump trucks will hit the bridge on Sunday. On Monday, the milling of roads on the bridge and on the ramp will begin, and next week, the demolition of the ramp will begin on Wednesday. At the same time, road workers will start repairing the ledges on the bridge. Deputy Mayor Adam Scheinherr (Prague Sobě) said during the week that the first ten days on Strakonická Street would be the most difficult for drivers, precisely because of the demolition of the ramp, when the road near the bridge will be narrowed into one lane. However, the flow of traffic on the bridge should not be endangered.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by

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