D5 motorway (Czech Republic)
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|Length:||151 km (94 mi)|
|From:||R1 in Prague|
|To:||A6 border with Germany|
|Regions:||Praha, Central Bohemian, Pilsen|
|Major cities:||Prague, Pilsen|
D5 motorway (Czech: Dálnice D5) is a highway in the Czech Republic. It runs from Prague through Pilsen into Germany. D5 is 151 km long; a bypass of Pilsen includes the 380 metre long Valík Tunnel and the 445 metre long bridge over the River Úhlava.
Construction of highway D5 began in 1976 and the first segment was opened in 1985. The last segment was opened in 2006.
In Germany, it continues as German autobahn A6 west to the border with France. The D5 is part of European route E50. All of D5 is the Czech part of "Via Carolina", the motorway from Nuremberg to Prague.
Very important part of the D5 highway is the tunnel Valík bypassing the city of Pilsen. The technology inside of the tunnel is controlled by a Reliance SCADA system The tunnel was opened on October 6th 2006.
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- "Control system of the D5 highway tunnel Valík:". Geovap. Retrieved 2006-10-06.
- Official information about the D5 / Valík at ŘSD
- Opening of the D5 motorway literally saved the traffic in Pilsen
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