Road and Motorway Directorate begins construction of phase II of the Frýdek-Místek bypass.On 11th August 2017, the Ministry of Transport issued building permissions for twelve construction sites which relate to the 2.3 km long bypass of Frýdek-Místek. The building permissions for five other constructions were issued in October 2017. However, the environmental association Children of the Earth had filed an appeal against all the building permissions issued. At the beginning of August 2018 the Ministry of Transport rejected the appeals, but in September 2018 Children of the Earth filed a lawsuit. On 4th July 2019, the Regional Court in Ostrava sent the file, regarding the legal action against the rejection of the challenge to the issued building permission served by Children of the Earth, to the Constitutional Court (at the request of the Constitutional Court due to the nature of the complaint by Children of the Earth). On 25th July 2019, the Constitutional Court returned the file back to the Regional Court in Ostrava. In August 2019 the Constitutional Court ruled that, the fact that this construction have been included on the list of government priorities which don’t have to go through the new EIA process (the agreement of the Ministry of Environment is sufficient), was in accordance with the law. The Constitutional Court thus rejected the abolition of the law that Children of the Earth demanded.A contractor had been selected for the construction of phase II (a consortium of companies of the Silnice Group). However, it suddenly withdrew from the contract. The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic had to issue a new tender process. The new tender was launched on 1st April 2019. The deadline for submitting the tender offers expired on 10th June 2019. In total, two bids were submitted, both higher than the estimate. On 13th August 2019, the Regional Court in Ostrava dismissed the lawsuit filed by Children of the Earth against the issued building permission of Phase II. At the end of August 2019, the Road and Motorway Directorate selected the construction contractors, a consortium of Strabag and Eurovia. The ceremonial commencement of the construction took place on 25th September 2019. The contract states that the period for commissioning of the construction is 34 months and the completion of the entire carriageway and all its amenities is 40 months. The bypass is expected to be operational in July 2022.
EIA ZP UR SP VZ ZS UP 06/2004
07/2013 08/2007 08/2017 04/2019 09/2019 07/2022
AbbreviationsEIA: Opinion of the EIA • ZP: Approval of the project aim • UR: Release territorial planning decision • SP: Issuing of building permit • VZ: Tender results declaration • ZS: Start of construction • UP: Commissioning