TV 2 – The Prague Inner Ring Road:
Myslbekova Street to Pelc Tyrolka (the Blanka Tunnel Complex) + control centre.
Date: 4 October 2023, 8:00–12:00 EN, 12:30-16:30 FR/ES
The Blanka Tunnel Complex (BTC) forms the north-western part of the Prague Inner Ring Road (PIRR), running from Myslbekova Street to the Pelc Tyrolka district (total length 6.382 km). It consists of two one-way tunnels, each with an overall length of 5.5 km. The BTC consists of the Brusnice Tunnel (1.4 km), the Dejvice Tunnel (1.0 km) and the Bubeneč Tunnel (3.07 km) located in this order in the direction from the western part of the RR that is already in operation. The whole length of the RR in operation currently is approximately 17 km. Construction began in 2006, and the entire complex was put into service on 19 September 2015. Following a brief period, the complex became an integral part of Prague’s road system, and average traffic volumes reach up to 93,000 vehicles per day (in 2022), making it the busiest tunnel in the metropolitan area. For comparison, the busiest Prague road, the Barrandov Bridge, will be used by 139,000 vehicles per day in 2022. Despite the high intensities, the tunnels do not rank as a significant accident location, with the relative accident rate, expressing the number of accidents in relation to the intensity of passing cars, at the level of the citywide average in 2022.
The tunnel complex is managed 24/7 from control centres staffed with trained personnel at Strahov and Na Bojišti. Supervision and management by the Police of the Czech Republic and the Integrated Rescue System form an integral part of its operation. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Strahov site.
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