Funding of Road and Motorway Construction in the Czech Republic: Current Experience and Future Trends



Funding of Road and Motorway Construction in the Czech Republic: Current Experience and Future Trends

Authors

POSPISIL P, Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic

Description

In the territory of the Czech Republic, which amounts to 78,860 sq. Kilometres, there were 55,560 km of roads in operation towards end of 1995 of which 316 km were express roads with divided carriageways and grade separated intersections. Apart from this,

Abstract

In the territory of the Czech Republic, which amounts to 78,860 sq. Kilometres, there were 55,560 km of roads in operation towards end of 1995 of which 316 km were express roads with divided carriageways and grade separated intersections. Apart from this, there were 413 km ofmotorways in operation.

The construction and maintenance of roads and motorways has been covered from the state budget so far. For this purpose, altogether 14.918 billion CZK (about 440 MECU) were expended in 1995, of which 8.724 billion CZK for the construction of new roads and motorways and 6.194 billion CZK for their maintenance and repairs, which means that the share of maintenance in total (about 42 %) is relatively low and hardly sustainable in the long run. The funds that were in a form of taxes and various fees transferred to the state budget by the road users (without the value added tax in purchasing a car), however, amounted in the last year to about 39 billion CZK, i.e. roughly only 38 % of these funds were invested back in the highways.

Publisher

Association for European Transport