Repairs start on Koněvova Street

Extensive road work is happening in Prague this summer

Repairs have started on a section of Koněvova Street in Prague 3, and will disrupt traffic for two weeks until Aug. 16.

The section from Jana Želivského to Buchovcova will be closed in the direction toward the center. Both the road and sidewalks will be changed and barrier-free elements will be created by the Technical Road Administration (TSK).

A detour route for passenger cars is Jana Želivského – Jeseniova – Ambrožova – Biskupcova – Buchovcova – Koněvova. For trucks and cars the detour is Pod Krejcárkem – Novovysočanská – Spojovací.

Koněvova Street is named for Soviet Marshall Ivan Stepanovich Konev, a key participant in the liberation of Prague from German forces at the end of World War II. He also later had a role in the brutal suppression of Hungarian Uprising of 1956.

The TSK said previously that the road repairs were being done in the summer since fewer people were in Prague and the repairs would cause fewer complications. Road repairs have recently been a priority for City Hall after a long period of neglect left many roads in poor condition.

Repairs are continuing on Husitská Street, also in Prague 3, which caused traffic jams in the spring.

Road repairs are also taking place in Barrandov in the south of the city, on Wilsonova Street and several other locations across the city.

Extensive repairs are also being made to the bridge Jiráskův most, near the Dancing House. The repairs will last until Aug. 19 and be done in phases, with different intersections in the area closed at different times. Traffic will be limited to two lanes.

In the long term, the city is still dealing with the poor condition of several bridges including Libeňský most. Repairs there have sparked controversy as civic groups want to repair the existing bridge, which is a unique example of modern architecture, rather than see it replaced.

Survey work is being done for repairs to the bridge Most Legií, which leads to the National Theatre. The bridge opened in 1901 and is a landmark, which complicates the repairs as its historical elements have to be preserved. Work is unlikely to start before 2020.

Work is continuing on the pedestrian walkways on the railway bridge between Výton and Smíchov.

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