Highway reconstruction back on track

Work has fully resumed along a highly-disputed stretch of the D1 highway which is undergoing reconstruction. The firm responsible for repairing this stretch of the road halted work on it several weeks ago on the argument that it was in a much worse state of disrepair than previously thought and demanded more money from the investor. Although a threat from the transport minister to terminate the firm’s contract resulted in some renewed activity, little progress was made. Now the Czech Road and Highway Directorate has promised to pay the firm an additional 5 to 6 million crowns to cover the extra costs and the reconstruction work appears to be back on track.