New commission to oversee major highway reconstruction
Transportation Minister Zdeněk Žák plans to establish a new working group to oversee the reconstruction of the major D1 motorway between Prague and Brno. The decision comes after a massive, 26-km long traffic jam formed on the road on Sunday due to a closed lane; however, no reconstruction work was going on at the site at that time. Minister Žák said the commission should monitor all progress on the motorway to avoid similar situations in the future. Major renovation of the D1 route, which began earlier this year, is expected to finish in four years’ time.