Highways in the Czech Republic

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The road sign informing the motorists they are travelling on a dálnice

The highways in the Czech Republic are divided into motorways and expressways.

These dual carriageways are managed by the state-owned Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic – RSD, established in 1997. The first modern highways in the Czech Republic was the motorway from Prague to the Slovak border through Brno whose construction was started on May 2, 1939.

RSD currently manages and maintains 726.9 km of motorways (dálnice) and 391.2 km of expressways (rychlostní silnice).

Motorways[edit]

Example motorway road sign in the Czech Republic

The motorways in the Czech Republic, Czech: dálnice (abbr. D), are defined as two-lane motorways in each direction, with emergency lane. The speed limit is 130 km/h or 80mph. Their road signs are white on red.

Expressways[edit]

Map of the Czech highway network
Planned highway and expressway network

The expressways in the Czech Republic, Czech: Rychlostní silnice (abbr. R), are defined as dual carriageways with smaller emergency lane. The speed limit is 130 km/h or 80 mph. Their road signs are white on blue.

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