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ROBG 442

B-TeN (ROBG-442)

Improved nodes Giurgiu-Byala for better connection to TEN-T infrastructure

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the joint transport system through effective connection of Giurgiu (GR) and Byala (By) communities with core and comprehensive TEN-T transport network. The rehabilitation of 17,33 km of roads infrastructure, - 12,53 km in Gr and 4,8 km in By- will improve safety traffic conditions, competitiveness of both partners, will allow better exploitation of tourism potential and will improve the cooperation capacity of the 2 partners in transport and safety traffic issues.

What’s the budget?

7,974,947.04 euro, out of which 6,778,704.97euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 50,000 euro for LB, 61,700 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Unit Giurgiu County (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Byala Municipality (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 22.08.2018

End date: 21.08.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu (Romania)

Ruse (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?                      

  • Elaboration of a joint traffic management system
  • Black-spot mapping of Byala streets and development of module/application - integrated awareness system for traffic safety measures in both municipalities
  • Elaboration of a traffic study and needs for road infrastructure development for the cross border area for the LB
  • Rehabilitation of Giurgiu county road DJ412A Adunatii Copaceni - Darasti Vlasca - Novaci - Popesti – Mihailesti
  • Rehabilitation of streets in Byala Municipality
  • Publication of promotional material and organization of informational events

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

Programme outputs: 17,33 km of reconstructed or upgraded roads

6 joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure (e.g. route guidance, incidents/emergencies detection and management, studies on traffic flows, feasibility studies addressing cross-border

Programme results: 29,450 Cross border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T

Project status

The following progress has been registered:

- The contract for elaboration of a traffic study destined to the development of road infrastructure for the Giurgiu-Byala cross-border area and black-spot maps in Giurgiu County, have been awarded by LB;

- Two workshops for the public consultation concerning the traffic study for the development of the road infrastructure for the Giurgiu - Byala cross-border area and the blackspot maps in Giurgiu county, were held in Giurgiu (17.07.2019) and in Byala (18.07.2019);

- The Traffic management plan and the "blackspot" - mapping of streets in the town of Byala are under development;

- The contract for Preparation of a comprehensive report and the exercise of independent supervision in the performance of engineering - design, execution and implementation of the supervision of reconstruction / rehabilitation of streets in the town of Byala have been signed;

The project faces delays in the following activities:

- I1 - Rehabilitation of Giurgiu county road DJ412A Adunatii Copaceni - Darasti Vlasca - Novaci - Popesti – Mihailesti – where the public procurement procedure is ongoing and submitted offers are under evaluation;

- I2 - Rehabilitation of streets in Byala Municipality – where the contract for elaboration of technical design and execution of works have been awarded by B2 in September 2019 and the works are expected in start in 2020;

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