Repairs on D1 highway underway

Restrictions are in now place along selected stretches of the D1 highway from Prague to Brno. Following several days of persistent rain, repair work started in earnest on Sunday with traffic restricted to one lane in places. Despite the onset of repair work traffic is reported to have problem-free throughout the day. The country’s main highway will remain open to traffic throughout its reconstruction due to concerns that de-tours would immeasurably burden surrounding towns and villages. The speed limit along the stretches where work is underway has been lowered to 80 km per hour.