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10 January 2019

Strabag picks up Czech D1 motorway deal

First published10/01/2019
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Strabag's 15km contract is part of a larger 162km upgrade to the Czech republic's D1 motorway

Strabag is to modernise nearly 15km of the D1 motorway in the Czech Republic under a contract worth nearly €73 million.

Work includes complete renewal of the cement concrete surface between Velký Beranov and Měřín to be done within three years.

Working on the project are the consortium leader Strabagm based in Austria, and its two partner companies Metrostav and EUROVIA’s Czech subsidiary.

The project will begin with a temporary widening of the motorway in the direction of Prague to allow full renovation of the road surface in the direction of Brno. First, the roadway will be removed, the sublayers recycled and new surfacing laid. This will be followed by the renewal of the roadway in the direction of Prague.

Also included is the upgrade of 10 motorway bridges, the demolition and reconstruction of a motorway overpass and construction of an animal overpass. Old noise barriers will be demolished and news ones created, according to the company.

Strabag’s 15km contract win is part of a larger project to upgrade 162km of the D1 from the capital Prague through to Brno. Work is being divided into 21 sections.

Strabag has been working in the Czech republic since 1991. “We have already proven our expertise in projects such as construction of the D3 motorway linking Prague with the Austrian border,” said Thomas Birtel, Strabag’s chief executive.

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