- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
Prague’s Technical Administration of Roads and Communications Invests CZK 1.5 Billion in New Projects and CZK 1.7 Billion in Road Repairs in 2022
Prague’s Technical Administration of Roads and Communications (TSK) made substantial investments in infrastructure development and road maintenance in 2022, according to the company’s annual report. With an expenditure of approximately CZK 1.5 billion on new projects and CZK 1.7 billion on road repairs, TSK played a crucial role in enhancing the city’s transportation network. The company also allocated around CZK 1.5 billion for winter and summer road maintenance activities. As of the end of the year, TSK boasted 483 employees and managed assets valued at approximately CZK 95 billion.
TSK’s primary responsibility is the repair and maintenance of Prague’s extensive road network, which includes 2,342 kilometers of roads, 615 bridges, and 11 tunnels. The organization also oversees the management of street trees and greenery, the paid parking zone system, and the P+R parking network.
One of the significant projects undertaken by TSK in 2022 was the extensive reconstruction of the Barrandov Bridge, the first part of which will continue until 2025. Prior to this, TSK expanded the access ramp from the bridge to Modřany and widened Strakonická, creating a dedicated lane for public transportation. The report also highlights the expansion of the Závodu Míru bridge in Zbraslav.
In addition, TSK signed a contract for the reconstruction of the Libeň Bridge, with preparatory work already underway. The city also witnessed the upgrading of Smetanovo nábřeží, involving the planting of new trees, widening of sidewalks, and relocation of the tram stop. TSK also initiated the reconstruction of the Poděbradská – Průmyslová – Kbelská intersection, aiming to alleviate congestion in the busy industrial half-circuit.
The maintenance of roads during winter and summer seasons is another crucial aspect handled by TSK. The organization ensures passable roads during winter by implementing measures for snow clearance, and in summer, it focuses on street cleaning and greenery maintenance. In 2022, TSK allocated approximately CZK 696 million for winter measures and approximately CZK 804 million for summer measures.
Established as a joint-stock company on September 30, 2014, TSK gradually replaced the previous contribution organization of the same name, which was dissolved. Since April 2019, Jozef Sinčák has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, overseeing TSK’s operations and endeavors in improving Prague’s transportation infrastructure.
Article by Prague Forum