D11 motorway from the Polish border to Trutnov to be completed in 2025
The three-kilometer section will help traffic on Královec and Lubawka before the D11 is completed.
In the construction of the D11 motorway from Trutnov to the state border, the Roads and Motorways Directorate (ŘSD) agreed with their Polish counterparts from the Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad (GDDKiA) to build the section from Královec inland first. This is a three-kilometer section from the state border to the point where the motorway is closest to the current I/16. It is to be completed within 24 months of the start of construction.
The S3 expressway, which Poland has been building to the Czech border, is scheduled for completion next year. Cars will not be able to drive to the border because the road has no connection on the Czech side. They will have to exit before Lubawka and then drive through the Polish town and Královec (CZ). Therefore, ŘSD will start building the motorway from the border so that cars will not have to go through Lubawka. Although the route will be closed to trucks until completion, traffic is expected to increase.
The ŘSD plans to tender the construction this year so that work can start in 2023. The section from Trutnov to the state border will be over 21 kilometers long and includes a new passage through the east of Trutnov. Two tunnels will be built along the route. The estimated cost is EUR 546 million.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková