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W-TEN (ROBG-440)

Well connected nodes Giurgiu - Borovo to TEN-T transport network

What’s the goal?

The common challenge approached by the project is to improve the accessibility and mobility to the TEN-T network and thus to create suitable conditions for sustainable development in the border area.

What’s the budget?

4,945,538.25 euro, out of which 4,236,007.56 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Giurgiu County

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Borovo Municipality

When is it happening?

Start date: 01.08.2019

End date: 31.12.2023

Duration: 53 months

Where is it happening?

Ruse (Bulgaria)

Giurgiu (Romania)

How is it going to happen?

  • Integrated information and awareness system
  • Joint traffic management system and awareness
  • Modernization of DJ 601: Bolintin Vale – Malu
  • Works in Borovo Municipality

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

Programme outputs: - Modernized transport infrastructure providing access to the TEN-T network (Total length of reconstructed or upgraded roads 11, 75 km.);

- 2 joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure

Programme results: Cross border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T – more than 20.877 inhabitants.

Project status

The project is under implementation.

B2 has finalized the modernization works for the rehabilitation of 4.32 km from the street network in Borovo.

The LB signed the contract for design services and works execution for the investment objective „Modernization of DJ 601: Bolintin Vale – Malu Spart DN61, km 13+685 – km 14+184 and km 22+263 – km 29+221, 7,45kmon 18.10.2022 with a design period of 30 days and a construction period of 12 months. The order to start the construction works was given on 25.05.2023 in order to begin the construction works on 29.05.2023. As of 08.09.2023, the stage of the construction works reached 29.18 % according to the report regarding the physical stage of executed works.

B2 had elaborated the study „New opportunities for traffic management and traffic safety measures in Giurgiu-Borovo area”. The study examined the state of transport infrastructure in the cross-border region, identified affected areas, made a SWOT analysis of the current situation, a risk analysis related to optimizing transport conditions in the cross-border region Borovo - Giurgiu, review of applicable regulations in Bulgaria and Romania defining the institutional responsibilities of the authorities regarding transport conditions and traffic safety by analyzing their role in the whole process.

The interactive map and the smartphone application are available for free on Google play and App store under the name “Borovo Blackspots”. The map is available in Bulgarian, English and Romanian and it contains the locations of the black spots

The application allows a user to report a new accident and it also promotes important touristic objectives, which can be visited by potential tourists coming to the area and it promotes the rules of traffic safety.

B2 elaborated a Traffic Management Plan and acquisioned equipment for the traffic monitoring system in order to realize a functional information system for traffic monitoring, a system which is functional.

LB signed the contract for the purchase of the equipment for the traffic management system on 05.05.2023. On 17.07.2023, LB gave the start order for the delivery of the equipment for the traffic management system.


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