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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: 31.12.2023

Duration: 65 months and 21days

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 in the implementation period and the following results were achieved.

Lead Beneficiary:

LB started the execution of the construction works, but on 17.12.2020 the execution was suspended to solve some technical problems. The construction works were resumed on 23.08.2021, the duration of the construction works contract being 12 months and suspended, again, in December 2021 for the winter season, and the works were resumed on 15.03.2022.

The physical stage of the works according to the documents provided by LB is 93%. Currently, the Constructor is operating on the basis of late penalties applied to the Lead Beneficiary.

Beneficiary 2:

The construction works for the B2's investment objective “Upgrading of Road II-81 from km 86+289 to km 94+000 ”, have been completed. On the upgraded road sector, being part of B2 investment, were installed 4 solar radar speed signs. The road use authorization was issued on 01.02.2022.


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