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Montana – Dolj : Better access-closer communities

What’s the goal?

The development of road infrastructure in the cross-border area by improving access between nodes and the TEN-T network in the region. The proposed project envisages the modernization of two roads - Road II-81 Kostinbrod-Berkovitsa-Montana from km 94 + 000 to km 101 + 199.48, Montana district and road DJ561B Segarcea-Drănic from km 0 + 000 to km 12 + 130, county Dolj with a total length of 19.32 km.

What’s the budget?

7,737,783.80 euros, of which 6,577 116.22 euros ERDF

The deadline for the half of the project implementation period is October 31, 2021.

BL: the target at the middle of the implementation period assumed in the financing contract is 5,230 euros;

B2: the target at the middle of the implementation period assumed in the financing contract is 7,034 euros.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Road Infrastructure Agency Bulgaria

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrativ Unit Dolj County (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 02.04.2020

End date: 29.03.2023

Duration: 35 months and 28 days.

Where is it happening?

Montana in Bulgaria

Dolj in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Modernization of the DJ561B Segarcea-Drănic road from km 0 + 000 to km 12 + 130, Dolj county;
  • Modernization of the II-81 Kostinbrod-Berkovitsa-Montana road from km 94 + 000 to km 101 + 199.48, Montana district;
  • Development of 5 common mechanisms consisting of education and information campaigns (awareness);
  • Organizing communication and promotion activities.

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

Program achievements: 19.32 km of rehabilitated roads, 3 common mechanisms that facilitate the connection of secondary / tertiary nodes to the TEN-T infrastructure

The results of the program: 67,177 people from the cross-border area will be served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T

Project status

The project is currently in the middle of the implementation period.

During the reported period, the beneficiaries of the project focused on the elaboration and the necessary documents for the completion of the activities and the distribution of promotional material.

- I1 "Modernization of the II-81 road" in Montana, LB concluded on 14.08.2020 the contract for construction works and on 21.07.2020 the contract for works supervision services.

The construction permit was issued on 09.06.2020, and the start date of the construction works was 24.09.2020. The contract is currently being executed and the beneficiary is reporting progress

On behalf of B2, a contract for the delivery of all deliverables included in Activity A.T1.1 “Child safety education” as well as in Activity A.T1.2 “Adult awareness campaign for speed management and human tolerance on roads ”Was concluded on 30.09.2020. This contract will also provide all deliverables for the "Communication" work package.

For the investment I2 “Modernization of the county road DJ 561B”, B2 concluded on 11.01.2021 the contract for the elaboration of the technical project and on 13.01.2021 the contract for the evaluation of the technical project. Currently, the technical project is being elaborated and the procurement procedure for the modernization of the county road is being prepared.


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