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ROBG 375


Dolj – Montana: Joint steps for a better connectivity

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the development and coordination of cross-border transport systems for better connections to TEN-T network from Dolj and Montana counties.

What’s the budget?

7,689,268.62 euro, out of which 6,535,878.32 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Unit - Dolj County (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Road Infrastructure Agency (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 11.07.2018

End date: 10.07.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Dolj in Romania

Montana in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?                      

  • A road map of Dolj and Montana highlighting the black spots on the roads
  • Awareness campaign for speed managing and human tolerance on roads
  • Technical Design and technical assistance from the designer
  • Upgrading works for a section of the road DJ 561 B
  • Upgrading works for a section of the Road II-81 Kostinbrod-Berkovitsa-Montana
  • Works Supervision services for both LB and B2
  • A common traffic safety system consisting of 8 solar radar speed signs Public events

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 19.84 km of upgraded road, 3 joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure

Programme results: 13,546 people served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T

Project status

The project is implemented in line with the approved schedule of activities. Both project partners nominated their internal teams and started the procurement process, namely:

Lead Beneficiary:

Signed the service contract for the elaboration of the technical design for the modernization of 12.13 km of DJ 561 B. The main activity related to the construction works is pending by the elaboration of the technical design.

Purchased the necessary equipment for the members of the team.

Beneficiary 2:

Awarded the works contract for the reconstruction of 7.71 km of Road II-81 Kostinbrod-Berkovitsa-Montana, which also includes publicity actions (events, materials for the awareness campaign). The works execution with an estimated duration of 12 months, is expected to be started.

Launched public procurement for the supervision of works. The 8 offers submitted should be assessed.

Launched public procurement procedure for other promotional activities. The 3 offers should be assessed.

In terms of project promotion, on 26.07.2018 LB organized the launching press conference of the project in Craiova, event attended by 21 participants.

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