Construction of the CZK 1 billion Blučina bypass could start in 2025

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2023-12-06   08:31

The Blučina bypass in the Brno region could start construction in 2025 and should be ready within three years. The investment plan for the construction worth CZK 1 billion was approved yesterday by the South Moravian councillors. A few weeks ago they decided to support the necessary high voltage relocation for CZK 25 million and the completion of the project documentation for CZK 15 million. Both should be ready next year, when the region also plans to select a contractor, Deputy Governor Jiří Crha (ODS) told journalists today. The bypass has been in the pipeline for several years, with the start of construction delayed by the purchase of more than 200 plots of land and the securing of money.

The bypass should significantly improve the life of the inhabitants of the village. According to Crha, around 8,000 cars with a large share of trucks pass through it daily. In the next three years, the number is expected to grow to 10,000. The second-class road through the two-thousand-strong town of Blučina is often used for transit between the D2 and D52 motorways, and it is also used by cars travelling from Brno to Židlochovice. "The residents of Blučina could not have received a better present before Christmas. Excessive traffic has a big impact on the statics of the houses, there is also a town hall and a school next to the second class road, and people have problems crossing it at all," said Mayor Jan Šenkýř.

The road leading through Blučina basically serves as the upcoming southern tangent, i.e. the motorway connecting D2 and D52. "The bypass is of supra-regional importance. We are therefore negotiating financing with the Ministry of Transport and we want to negotiate directly with the government so that the state and the region can contribute CZK 500 million. We would like to draw another CZK 500 million from the European IROP programme," Crha said. The new road will measure almost 4.5 kilometres. It will have two intersections, three exits and five bridges.

A building permit has already been issued for the construction. But apart from securing funding, land also had to be settled. According to Šenkýř, the municipality was in charge of the property-law procedure, which took over two years. "It had a lot of details. The land was owned by institutions and companies, while others were privately owned. Some did not agree to the buyout. Unfortunately, six owners made it to the expropriation procedure, and two were expropriated in the end," the mayor said. The region is subsequently buying the land from the municipality, paying approximately CZK 36 million for 245 plots.

Source: CTK