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A-CB connect to TENt (ROBG-306)

Better connection of Alexandria and Cherven Bryag to TEN-T

What’s the goal?

To ensure better connectivity at the TEN-T for Alexandria and Cherven-Bryag in a safety traffic conditions. The development of transport networks in the cross-border region will facilitate interregional cooperation, increase competitiveness of the business sector, labor mobility and will lead to a sustainable regional development. Rehabilitation of road infrastructure, respectively 4500, 20 m in Alexandria and 8000 m in Cherven-Bryag will improve safety traffic conditions, competitiveness of both municipalities, will improve the tourism potential and the cooperation capacity of the partners in transport and safety traffic issues. The project aims to contribute to the consolidation of a sustainable European and cross-border transport system connected to the main TEN-T network.

What’s the budget?

7,669,032.95 euro, out of which 6,518,678.00 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Unit – Alexandria Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Cherven Bryag Municipality

When is it happening?

Start date: 20.03.2019

End date: 31.08.2023

Duration: 53 months and 12 days

Where is it happening?

Alexandria in Romania

Cherven Bryag in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Creation of joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure;
  • Reconstruction and modernization of roads in Alexandria;
  • Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Municipal Road PVN 1187 in Cherven bryag;
  • Promotional activities focus on providing project information, transparency and effective communication, as well as presenting the results of project activities and target groups in the cross-border region.

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

Programme outputs:

Total length of reconstructed or upgraded roads – 12.57 km;

Number of 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 transport issues, traffic safety measures, black-spot maps, awareness raising activities) – 5 mechanisms;

Programme results: Cross border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T - 74,648.00.

Project status

The project results achieved so far are as follows:

1. Safety Driving Guide was elaborated and printed in 1000 copies - 500 in BG and 500 in RO. The guide is also translated in English language, in order to ensure wider dissemination.

2. Awareness raising campaign - the campaign website is available at: http://becareful.info, elaborated by the B2:

- Radio and TV spots broadcasting started in both Alexandria and Cherven Bryag and continued until the end of March 2021 under the coordination of the B2. All 4 spots were elaborated by the Chevren Bryag: 2 in Bulgarian and 2 in Romanian language:

the TV clip (RO) is available at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BzEQK7itKylNV8HpuPjCce4wjp9Icik3

the TV clip (BG) is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HmuXDyU75yT_OksJdQfAxBxnEHBEqKtc/view?usp=sharing

the radio clip (RO) is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14N-vlboodRaKWHk4kNDRpkSq8K8AGO-d/view?usp=sharing

the radio clip BG is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hqQEyC8ia8D5tsamXgr599hU7CCDBww5/view?usp=sharing

- For the Door-to-door Campaign the following promotional materials have been purchased by LB: 500 paper bags, 500 „cat eyes”, 500 reflecting sticks, 500 frontal head flashlights, 500 reflector warning vests (250 for adults and 250 for kids).

3. Best practice guide for road intervention/construction was developed and printed in Romanian, Bulgarian and English language.

4. Two contracts for execution of construction works on Alexandru Ghica street, Mestesugari street, Fabricii street, Dunarii street and Turnu Magurele roadwere signed by the Lead Beneficiary on 13.05.2022. The Order for start of the works was issued on 20.06.2022 and currently the construction works are ongoing.

5. The Technical design for reconstruction and rehabilitation of Municipal Road PVN 1187 been developed and approved on 22.02.2022. On 15.03.2022, a Construction permit was by Cherven Bryag Municipality.The construction site was opened on 05.04.2022 and the construction works are currently ongoing.

6. The procurement procedure for development of black spot maps software was started in October 2021 and the contract was signed on 29.03.2022. Currently, the development of the black spots maps software is ongoing.

7. Beneficiary 2 developed the Project website, available at: https://ten-t.site.

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