Prague, 24 November 2022 – In October, carriers paid a total of 1.29 billion Czech crowns for driving on toll roads, which is almost the same amount as was prescribed to carriers in September. The year-on-year growth in toll collection slowed from 6.3% in September to 4.2% in October.
In the course of October, the network of toll roads was modified as a result of commissioning new bypasses in three municipalities in the South Bohemian and Central Bohemian regions. As of 1 October 2022, the Olbramovic bypass on I/3 road with a total length of 3.4 kilometres and the Církvice bypass on I/38 road with a total length of 4.17 kilometres will be charged. As of 28 October 2022, toll charging adjustments were made on I/19 road, where the 3.55 km long Chýnov bypass was commissioned.
The Chýnov bypass was opened for motorists on October 10th, and the Církvice bypass on the afternoon of October 25th. The toll system recorded statistics for the entire month only for the Olbramovice bypass, which was commissioned on 30 September 2022.
“The Olbramovice bypass is divided into two toll sections in each direction. In each direction, we recorded approximately 66,000 toll transactions in the month of October, which corresponds to the passage of 33,000 vehicles paying tolls in each direction,” said Petr Chvátal, operations director of CzechToll.
In October the total number of toll transactions in the Czech Republic increased by 7.5% year-on-year to 99 million. However, the growth is primarily as a result of the expansion of the toll road network by 373 kilometres of 1st category roads in the middle of this year.
At the end of October, almost 730 thousand vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons were registered in the electronic toll system, of which over 556 thousand vehicles had foreign license plate numbers. The number of on-board units issued to carriers reached 586 thousand.