Completion of D8 motorway to go ahead

The regional authorities in Ústí nad Labem on Wednesday dismissed a complaint by environmentalists against the completion of the controversial D8 motorway, effectively allowing the country’s road authority to go ahead and complete the last 4.7 kilometer-long stretch. The D8 motorway, connecting Prague with the German border, crosses a nature reserve. Environmentalists claim the respective environmental impact assessment study is incomplete as it fails to analyze alternate routes. However, the authorities consider the study to be sufficient.

Author: Jan Richter