The Czech Republic has tendered for construction of a 12km section of the D6 motorway in Karlovy Vary worth around €208.63 million.
Karlovy Vary, with around 50,000 inhabitants, is about 106km west of the capital city Prague. It lies at the confluence of the Ohře with the Teplá and Rolava rivers. The national road and motorway directorate RSD that the Petrohrad-Lubenec section includes several bridges with work starting by the end of the year for completion in 2026.
The D6, when completed, will go from Prague through Karlovy Vary and Cheb to the border with Germany. Its first segment was opened in 1980s.
Meanwhile, the government will start looking for a concessionaire for the D35 motorway project in the third quarter of this year when the qualification round for the project will be announced. The two longest missing sections of the motorway will be financed and built by the private sector as part of the public-private project. Cost of the PPP project is expected to come in at around €1.35 billion. Work is due to be completed in 2027.
Last month it was reported that a year after the start of construction, the Czech Republic’s first and only road public-private partnership is on schedule for opening in early 2025. Since 2021, VINCI Highways has led ViA SALis, the consortium for constructing and operating the 32km-long D4 Via Salis. The motorway will link Příbram in central Bohemia to Písek, southern Bohemia. ViA SALis is a 50/50 venture between VINCI and Meridiam.