PRESS RELEASE      22. 12. 2022

From 1 January 2023, there will be several adjustments in the toll road network, the most fundamental of which are on the new motorway of D35 and D1 near Prague

Prague, 22 December 2022 – Another section of the D35 motorway under construction will be commissioned during these days. On the new section between Časy and Ostrov, which measures a total of 14.7 kilometres, CzechToll will start collecting tolls as of 1 January 2023. On the same date, toll collection will also start on the commissioned half profile of the 2nd stage of the Frýdek-Místek motorway bypass stretching over  4.3 kilometres.

November was the first complete month when tolls were collected on the bypasses of Církvice (road I/38, length 4.17 km) and Chýnov (road I/19, length 3.55 km).

Over 81,000 vehicles with a maximum permitted weight of over 3.5 tonnes passed through the Církvice bypass in Central Bohemia in both directions in November. The tolls collected here exceeded 518 thousand Czech crowns. A total of over 40,000 toll-liable vehicles passed in both directions through the Chýnov bypass in South Bohemia, the total collection here in November reached almost 374 thousand Czech crowns.

In November, carriers paid 1.3 billion Czech crowns in tolls on toll roads and motorways in the Czech Republic (+1.37 percent year-on-year).

As of 1 January 2023, the toll collection on the D1 motorway near Prague between Prague-Spořilov and Průhonice will be terminated. The section with the total length of 5.2 kilometres in the territory of the capital city of Prague was transferred from the category of motorway to the category of 1st category local road. Toll collection will also be terminated on the I/11 road in the section of Český Těšín, Svibice – Ropice, namely in connection with the planned opening of the section of I/68 Třanovice – Nebory in January.

“The ability to flexibly change tolling parameters on motorways and 1st category roads without significant costs contributes to the high efficiency of the toll system in the Czech Republic. This year alone, the scope of tolled roads was adjusted in January, February, July and October so that the newly opened structures could contribute in form of tolls as quickly as possible to further necessary investments in transport infrastructure,” said Petr Chvátal, the COO operations director of CzechToll.

At the end of November, 738 thousand vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons were registered in the electronic toll system, of which over 564 thousand vehicles had foreign license plate numbers. The number of on-board units issued to carriers reached 591 thousand.

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