The handover was attended by the mayor of Český Krumlov, JUDr. František Mikeš, deputy governor of the South Bohemia region, Ing. arch. Robin Schinko, representative of Czechinvest, Ing. Eva Bečvářová, and a number of other guests. They all agreed that the Tovární street should have been refurbished long time ago. The project worth ca. 57 million CZK was made possible thanks to a subsidy obtained through the Czechinvest agency.
The mentioned road is 1261 m long and is connected to the roundabout on the road 1/34, turning to the industrial zone within the town limits. The refurbishment was implemented in four stages during which the road was completely covered with a bituminous surface, the existing sewerage was replaced, new stormwater sewers and water supply pipes were laid down, existing utilities were relocated and, most importantly, the existing road was broadened. New cable casings had to be provided because the existing ones ended at the edge of the old road.
The project implementation started last year on June 30, and the scheduled completion date was May 31, 2006. It was fairly difficult to meet the deadline as, in addition to the scheduled works, it was necessary e.g. to replace cover plates on the steam line conduit. The progress of works was also unexpectedly hindered by geological conditions while digging trenches for stormwater drains. There was also a long and severe winter – but despite all this the deadline was met in the end.
The final stage of the project also included landscaping – Český Krumlov and its historical centre are on the UNESCO heritage list and so the general contractor and the investor worked hard together to duly complete finishing works on the project.