Prague city council sets out construction work needed to complete Blanka tunnel

Members of Prague council have agreed on work that should be undertaken to complete construction of the capital’s controversial Blanka tunnel. The work totalling 1.34 billion crowns will be forwarded to construction company Metrostav and a court which is dealing with a dispute between the council and building company. Construction of the long delayed road tunnel, which has already cost around 36 billion crowns, was halted in December because of disagreements about the validity of contracts already signed and outstanding payments due. The court was called in to arbitrate. The tunnel, a key part of Prague’s ring road, should have been opened in the Spring. Councillors are now talking about the possibility it will be finished by September.