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Roads and signage in the Czech Republic

Started by aswnl, January 31, 2009, 11:38:05 AM

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Roads and signage in the Czech Republic

Summer of 2007 I have been to the Czech republic on holiday. I shot some pictures over there of roads en signage.

Local signage om crossroads in road 605 near Rudná   

Road 236 between KYivoklát and Zdice

Road 19 near ObrataH

3-lane road 34 between PelhYimov and Humpolec   

Road 19 between Tábor and PelhYimov

Construction works on D1 near Praha-Šeberov. Vmax=80 km/h (50 mph)

Construction works on M0 near Praha-Strašnice. Vmax=60 km/h (37,5 mph)

Construction works on R1 near Praha- erný Most. Vmax=80 km/h   (50 mph)

Advertisements on the M0/R1 near Praha-Štrboholy

Advertisements on the D5 PlzeH - Praha   

Advertisements on the D5 PlzeH - Praha

Signage on Czech expressways:


First sign at 1000m (0,6 mile)
1st generation   2nd/3rd generation      4th generation

Second sign at 500m. (0,3 mile)

1st generation   2nd generation   
3rd generation   4th generation

Sign at action point

1st generation   2nd generation   4th generation
(no picture of 3rd generation)


1st generation   2nd generation   3rd generation (green; interchange R1-D5)   4th generation

Distance sign
1st generation   2nd generation   3rd generation   4th generation

Using only capitals on signs proves to be deadly wrong...
(try to read this at 60-70 mph):

(D: Nürnberg, Pilsen, Teplitz, Jungbunzlau, Königgrätz, Brünn, Budweis, Strakonitz)


NB: "Ostatní tranzit" means "trough traffic"

Left exit on an unfinished interchange:


Interchange between State expressway (D, green signage) and State expressway (R, blue signage)


TYebonice interchange

On road 5 from the centre of Prague:


On the R1:




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where do they use blue guide signs instead of green?

live from sunny San Diego.


no prefixes, meaning that, say road D50 is signed as 50?
live from sunny San Diego.


D-roadnumbers are shown within a red shield, other road numbers in a blue shield. (4th generation)

So D-roads can be recognised by green signs with red number shields, (example D5 = 5 in red shield)
R-roads can be recognises by green signs with blue number shields, (example: R1 = 1 in blue shield)
and other roads by blue signage. (example: 20 = 20 in blue shield)

The examples can be found in the pictures above.

Not so long ago however only E-numbers were being signposted (1st-3rd generation)...

To make things even more easier: R1 and D1 both exists and are different roads (D1=Praha-Brno, R1=Outer ringroad Praha).


Hmm, i like the picture explaining the changes in road signage but i was wondering if maybe a National route map could also possible be put up?. Showing national highways and second class roads and the such. I think it would complement the pictures very well.

By the way did you enjoy Praque? Its such a lovely city.


I've been to Prague several times during my visit. I agree, it's a very beautiful city.  :nod:

Pictures of the network can be found on the site of the Czech highway agency - it has a nice English section as well.
Just click on this link:


NJ Roads FTW!
Quote from: agentsteel53 on September 30, 2009, 04:04:11 PM
I-99... the Glen Quagmire of interstate routes??


Thanks! The map helps me get my head around the routes.  :-D I take it though that the greater part of the motorway network is still under construction? When i visited Praque not so long ago the route from the Airport to the city was still being built in parts. (Or renovation?)


I have a few photos of Czech roads myself in the eastern part of the country.


What is up with all the ads on the bridges?


QuoteWhat is up with all the ads on the bridges?

Welcome to Central+Eastern European capitalism! These images are pretty common in countries like Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic or Russia. In Western Europe they're mostly considered as horizon pollution.

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