D3 motorway to Czech-Austrian border receives zoning permit
The Roads and Motorways Directorate (RSD) has made significant progress in its efforts to bring the D3 motorway to the
The Roads and Motorways Directorate (RSD) has made significant progress in its efforts to bring the D3 motorway to the Austrian border. After a year and a half since submitting the application, the Regional Office of the South Bohemian Region has issued a zoning permit for the last section of the motorway from Nazidla to the border. The decision is not yet final and can be appealed to the Ministry of Transport within 15 days.
Bringing the motorway to the border will complete the construction of D3 in southern Bohemia. The roughly 3.5-kilometre-long section is to be built between 2023 and 2025 and opened together with the connecting section Kaplice – Nazidla; the construction of which is also due to start next year.
The construction will include four bridges and the Dolni Dvoriste interchange, which will take the II/163 road across the motorway. Today’s European route E55 will become a second-class road.
On the Austrian side, the S10 expressway, which was brought from the south to Freistadt in 2015, will connect to the Czech D3 motorway. The need for the last 15 kilometers to the border was recently reviewed by Austrians, who gave the motorway the green light again. Their priority is the seven-kilometer section between Freistadt North and Rainbach North, to be built between 2023 and 2027, which will include a one-kilometer tunnel.