The completion of the Prague Ring Road is one step closer20/4/2017|Press releasesThe construction of the next section of the Prague Ring Road linking the D1 motorway with Běchovice and the D11 Hradec motorway is now one step closer. The Road and Motorway Directorate has ensured the preparation and submitted to the Ministry of the Environment the documentation required for the environmental impact assessment. The Ministry plans to issue an opinion within six months. The Ministry of Environment has promised to carry out the EIA process as soon as possible. “On Thursday, April 13, the Road and Motorway Directorate submitted the EIA documentation to the Ministry of the Environment. We have now checked it and prepared it to be dispatched today, which will trigger the EIA process. The mandatory deadline for reviewing the EIA documentation was not only followed in the first step, but also shortened by five days, i.e. by half. In the same way, we will strive to proceed throughout the entire EIA process; we will try to not only meet the deadline for issuing an opinion within 6 months, but if possible, we will do our utmost to try and shorten the mandatory deadlines. Of course, it depends on the amount of comments, the work of the opinion reviewer, and other factors. The construction of the Prague Ring Road is definitely a priority for us,” says Richard Brabec, the Minister of Environment. Issuing a positive EIA opinion will allow the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic to continue the preparation of the construction by ensuring a zoning decision. Together with the City of Prague, the Ministry of Transport also prepared a memorandum on co-operation in property settlement in connection with the construction of the Prague Ring Road, which should significantly accelerate the purchase of the necessary land. The construction of the twelve kilometer long section is expected to begin approximately in 2020.