R1 expressway (Czech Republic)

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Expressway R1
Rychlostní silnice R1
Prague Ring
Pražský okruh
Route information
Length: 40 km (20 mi)
78 km (48 mi) / 90.8 km (56.4 mi)
Major junctions
Beltway around Prague
 
Location
Regions: Praha, Central Bohemian
Major cities: Prague
Highway system
Expressway R1 near Prague-Zličín

Expressway R1 (Czech: Rychlostní silnice R1) also Prague Ring (Czech: Pražský okruh) is an expressway in the Czech Republic. It is an outer ring of Prague. Its first segment was opened in the 1980s.

As of 2010 40 km, from the planned length 80  km, are in operation. Two disjunct sections are opened to the public, one going all the way from the Ruzyně Airport to the interchange with the D1 highway, the other one being a 5 km long road on the eastern border of Prague. A section connecting these two segments is to be built next. Other segments under preparation include a controversial bridge over the Vltava river near Suchdol, with locals proposing the road to be built in a less inhabited location to the north.

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