Ten years ago, drivers drove through the open Královopolský tunnel in Brno for the first time. However, the building was not approved at the time, and that is still the case ten years later. The reason is excessive traffic noise, which road workers have been trying to reduce over the past ten years. He believes the measurement will emerge this fall in such a way that hygienists will give a positive opinion and allow for agreement.
Last year, workers put quiet asphalt in the tunnel to reduce noise. “Before that, it was a matter of building special noise-blocking glass walls on bridges, raising anti-noise walls around roads, and special anti-noise linings in galleries, that is, exits to the bridge. Including the measures,” said Jan Riedel, a spokesperson for the Roads and Highway Administration (ŘSD). which have also been made “also modifications to the earthen embankments in the vicinity of adjacent roads, and the last measure is now a speed reduction”.
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Road workers paid about 150 million crowns for it. The tunnel and associated buildings, intersections, and bridges have been in price for nearly 13 billion years.
“In my opinion, there is no longer anything reasonable that is plausible,” noted David Fiala, head of the Brno road construction company. He noted the last change that drivers noticed the most – this year a reduction in the top speed from 80 to 60 kilometers per hour.
Road workers wanted to know how practical it actually became this summer. “Due to a hacker attack on the Directorate of Roads and Highways, the start date for building contractors’ tenders, including the implementation of noise measurements, was delayed. This was originally scheduled for June,” the ministry’s spokesperson, Riddell, explained.
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The head of the Fiala branch in Brno adds that the measurement will take place in September. “The metering contractor must agree dates with the people who will allow them into the houses and apartments where the problems persist, and within four to five weeks we should have the results of the measurements, which we will then hand over to the regional cleaner,” the manager confirmed.
No exceptions since the fall?
If the measurement goes well and is accepted by hygienists, the authorities will no longer have to grant exceptions for the operation of the tunnel. In addition, the same problem also applies to the next ten-year Svitavská radial, which is a set of intersections and bridges near the tunnel, Sportovní Boulevard and Hradecká. This building has already been approved since mid-August this year.
“On August 13, the decision to approve the Svitavská radiala building complex, a later building with similar historical problems, became legally binding. We are there,” Fiala added.