Prague’s Blanka Tunnel Complex approved for operation, four years after it opens
Blanka Tunnel. via Praha.eu

Prague’s Blanka Tunnel Complex approved for operation, four years after it opens

The Blanka Tunnel Complex has been approved use, over four years after cars started driving through it. Until now, it had been in trial operation. The change in designation means little for drivers, but is a source of relief for City Hall. They will now be able to concentrate on the construction of the related inner ring road. Administration of the tunnel complex and routine maintenance will now be handled by the city’s Technical Road Administration (TSK), which operates other Prague tunnels. The trial operation occurred to detect potential shortcomings and to help automate tunnel management and maintenance. Dignitaries cut the ribbon at Blanka Tunnel in 2015. via Raymond Johnston “I took up the post, saying that the long, and, for Praguers, often unpleasant chapter on the Blanka tunnel had to close as soon as possible. Therefore, I reorganized the Municipal Investment Department and created a department purely for the inner ring road so that we can finish with approval as quickly as possible. And we succeeded today,” Deputy Minister Adam Scheinherr (Praha sobě) said on the City Hall website. The main reason for the delay was the departure of the technological equipment supplier and the original provider of the…

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