CONSTRUCTION

25. 9. 2019
 
Road and Motorway Directorate begins construction of phase II of the Frýdek-Místek bypass.

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  • Road and Motorway Directorate begins construction of phase II of the Frýdek-Místek bypass.

    25. 9. 2019
    Road and Motorway Directorate begins construction of phase II of the Frýdek-Místek bypass.

PURPOSE OF THE CONSTRUCTION

This carriageway removes the last urban area of the D48 motorway and, together with the related carriageway “D48 Frýdek-Místek, bypass Phase I”, diverts all transit traffic from the city to the bypass roads.

The construction of the D48 motorway around Frýdek-Místek solves the requirement of a bypass of this town. The carriageway will directly follow onto the "R48 Rychaltice - Frýdek-Místek" and "R48 Frýdek-Místek - Dobrá" parts which have already been in operation since December 2012 and October 2004 respectively.

The current route through Frýdek-Místek causes negative noise impacts on the surrounding residential development with civic amenities and is a source of frequent traffic accidents. No less serious is the fact that the existing route is near to its maximum capacity.

In order for this carriageway to be perceived as a high quality one and to relieve the city centre traffic it is necessary to relocate the I/48 road from the centre to the outside of the built-up area.

The construction of the D48 motorway will improve the environment for the citizens of Frýdek-Místek, it will increase safety, fluency and speed of the traffic.

This carriageway is the second part of the set of carriageways forming the bypass of Frýdek-Místek. It is located south of Frýdek and Staré Město. The route of the Phase II is 4,316 m long (from 48.610 to 52.926 km of operational locations) and is designed in category R 25.5/120.

The construction starts past the bridge over the Ostravice river at about 4,300th km by connecting to the already built carriageway “D48 Frýdek-Místek, bypass phase I“. The route then continues south past the Old Town. It then crosses over the railway line No. 324 Frýdek-Místek - Frýdlant at 4,450th km and the road II/477 in the form of a 99 m long bridge.

The current route through Frýdek-Místek causes negative noise impact on the surrounding residential development with civic amenities and is a source of frequent traffic accidents. No less serious is the fact that the existing route is near to its maximum capacity.
In order for this road to continue to be perceived as a high quality carriageway and also to relieve the city centre of transit traffic, it is necessary to move the I/48 road from the city centre away from the built-up area. The construction will bring improvements to the environment for the citizens of Frýdek-Místek, it will increase safety, fluency and speed of the traffic.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SCHEDULE

The schedule has been updated as of 1. 12. 2019

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
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07/2013 08/2007 08/2017 04/2019 09/2019 07/2022

Abbreviations

EIA: 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
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