Reconstruction of Wenceslas Square To Start Next Week

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The City of Prague has received a final construction permit for the reconstruction of the lower end of Wenceslas Square. 

“The building permit became final. It was a long and complicated process because the square is a very complicated area. …We now believe that the square will be significantly better and more pleasant for the public in the foreseeable future,” Prague Mayor Oldřich Lomecký (TOP 09) said.

The sidewalk will be expanded by a quarter to 17 meters. Some 70 parking spaces will disappear at the bottom of the square, and fewer that 20 will remain. 

Renovations will touch the area bordered by Na Příkopě and 28. října Streets on one side and Vodičková and Jindřišská Streets on the other.

There will also be fewer parking spaces in the square, in fact, seven dozen of them will disappear on the lower end, and asphalt will replace split granite pavement in some areas. On the side of the square by palác Koruna, there will be another row of trees. Plane trees will be added to the lime trees. New water nozzles and sprinklers will appear while Jindřišská and Vodičkova streets will no longer be accessible. 

It should cost over 150 million and be concluded by the end of 2018.

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