Bypass will open to traffic on Monday

A new bypass around the south-western outskirts of Prague opened to traffic on Monday. The 23-km-long stretch of motorway which will allow traffic between the east and the west of the country to bypass the Czech capital, took nearly four years to build, and cost around 20 billion crowns, or more than one billion US dollars. The new bypass is expected to significantly reduce congestion in the city, but it has been criticized for excessive costs.

Author: Jan Richter