Overview: Major road repairs and traffic disruptions to hit Prague

Beginning this weekend, maintenance at various locations will see road closures and tram diversions in the capital, lasting from days to weeks.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 27.10.2023 11:57:00 (updated on 27.10.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

A combination of road and tramline repairs in busy parts of Prague is set to disrupt travel in the coming weeks, affecting both the very center of Prague and other busy areas such as Holešovice and Nusle. 

Disruption on major Nusle street

One of the busiest and longest roads in the capital, 5. května Street near Prague 4’s Congress Center, is set to undergo repairs. The maintenance work – due to begin on Nov. 1 – will encompass both directions of this arterial road. During rush hour, drivers should expect delays ranging from 10 to 30 minutes, iDnes reports.

From Nov. 4 to Dec. 15, the company will renovate part of the road that connects to the D1 highway. Traffic restrictions will be lifted on Dec. 17. Construction crews will resume work on the road next spring, focusing on repairing the road in the direction from the center towards Nusle Bridge.

Holešovice and Prague 8 roads to face heavier traffic

Drivers in Prague can also expect repair work and disruptions on other roads. For instance, from early November until Dec. 19, Prague’s Technical Transport Administration (TSK) will renovate the access ramps from Povltavská Street in Holešovice towards Vltava Bridge and further into the center. This is set to cause lane closures and delays.

As the Municipality of Prague writes, between Nov. 4 and 26, TSK will also reconstruct the intersection of Čimická and K Pazderkám Streets in Prague 8, along with the connecting road to Čimická Street.

Prague ring road tunnels to close this weekend

From midday Oct. 28 to midday Oct. 29, the busy Lochkovský and Komořanský tunnels on the Prague Ring Road will be closed for maintenance work.

Large road radial to undergo work

TSK will also from this weekend repair part of the Štěrboholská radial to the east of the city, near Prague’s Fashion Arena Outlet, until Nov. 13. 

The maintenance work will primarily take place in the evening and at night to minimize disruptions to traffic. During the day, traffic will be directed through special crossings with two lanes to ensure smooth flow.

Tram closures in busy Prague areas

Public transport passengers will also experience significant disruptions. From today, Oct. 27 until Dec. 6, trams will not operate between Výstaviště and Nádraží Holešovice. This will affect lines 6, 12, 14, and 17, as well as night lines 93 and 94.

From Oct. 30 to Nov. 9, passengers in the city center will also face sizable disruption as Prague’s Public Transport Company (DPP) plans to suspend trams between the high-congestion Lazarská and Jindřišská Streets for track repairs. 

tram changes

  • Line 6 is diverted in the section Strossmayerovo náměstí-Dělnická via the stops Vltavská and Holešovická tržnice.
  • Line 12 is diverted in the direction from the center from the Nádraží Holešovice stop via the Trojská and Ke Stírce stops to the Kobylisy stop (boarding stop Březiněveská).
  • Line 14 is diverted in the direction from the center from the Dělnická stop via the Nádraží Holešovice, Trojská, Ke Stírce and Kobylisy stops to the Vozovna Kobylisy interchange.
  • Line 17 is shortened in the direction from Libuš to the Výstaviště interchange.
  • Line 93 is diverted in the section Strossmayerovo náměstí-Nádraží Holešovice via the stops Vltavská, Holešovická tržnice and Dělnická.
  • Line 94 is diverted in the section Strossmayerovo náměstí - Dělnická via the stops Vltavská and Holešovická tržnice.

DPP recommends using the metro lines in this area; replacement stops will be set up in Dlážděná Street at the intersection with Senovážný náměstí. The Lazarská tram stops will temporarily operate on Spálená Street during the service restrictions.

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