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Better connected secondary and tertiary nodes to TEN-T core and comprehensive network through joint CBC measures

What’s the goal?

The project main objective is to improve traffic conditions, safety and conductivity between secondary and tertiary nodes and core TEN-T infrastructure in the cross border area through the modernization of 5.087 km of local and regional roads of cross-border importance.

What’s the budget?

4,769,687.25 euro, out of which 4,054,234.14 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Veliko Tarnovo Municipality (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit Calafat Municipality (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Future Today Association (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 10.12.2019

End date: 31.12.2023

Duration: 48 months and 22 days

Where is it happening?

Vidin, Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria

Calafat, Dolj County in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Modernization of 5.087 km of local and regional roads of cross-border importance, which directly connect the secondary and tertiary nodes on both sides of the Danube to the basic TEN-T infrastructure;
  • Coordinating the mechanisms for overcoming the new common challenges arising from the operation of the core TEN-T infrastructure on Pan European corridors 4, 8 and 9;
  • Organizing awareness-raising activities with the support of NGOs for the safety of citizens in places where the heavy burden of road traffic meets the local population.

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

Programme outputs:

- 5.087 km of reconstructed or modernized roads;

- 3 common mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary / tertiary nodes to the TEN-T infrastructure, namely: Elaboration of a traffic safety measures report, applying route guidance and implementation of an awareness raising campaign of safety.

Programme results:

- 85,854 cross-border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T.

Project status

Current Project Status:

The implementation period of the project ended on 31.12.2023, but because of the delays registered at the investment activity of LB, the project was included on the list of non-functional projects. The new completion date of the project is 31.12.2024.

LB finalized the process of requesting / obtaining the approvals from the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works for the Technical Design. The investment objective of LB is divided in 3 sub-sites. According to the Action plan provided by LB, the opening of sub-site no. 1is expected to take place in July 2024, while the works will be finalized in December 2024. According to the information provided by LB, the construction works for sub-sites no. 2 and 3 are unfolding and the status is as follows:

For sub-site no. 2 regarding the street network: The asphalt laying on Teodosii Tarnovski street in Sveta Gora district is reported to have begun. The asphalt laying activities also started in the area of the student dormitories, the bus exchange and the continuation of the street, part of the eastern entrance to the town of Veliko Tarnovo. The activities also started on Dimitar Naydenov and Slivnitsa streets, where new curbs and underground pipe network will be laid and after that asphalting and finishing of sidewalks will start. On the Kliment Ohridski street, the first layer of asphalt has been laid. The laying of pavement and construction of street lighting is pending. On Ksiliforska street in the Asenov district, preparatory activities are being carried out before the start of the asphalting.

For sub-site no. 3 with the bridges: For the bridge at km. 1+400 was laid the concrete for road slabs and paving blocks; the power cable for the street lighting passing through the facility was installed, as well as the metal base for the lighting poles.

For the bridge at km. 2+180, the supporting scaffold for the crossbars was built; formwork, reinforcement and concrete for the crossbars were laid; the retaining left wall was completed; were installed 18 pieces of main supporting beams of the facility.

B2 finalized the construction works on his behalf and reported as achieved 0.51 km of modernized roads in Calafat. The reception at the end of the construction works on behalf of B2 took place on 21st of September 2023. In addition, B2 reported a value of 16,809 people served by the modernized Jiului street for the Result indicator.

B3 finalized the implementation of 2 joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure, namely the awareness raising campaign on safety and the traffic safety measures mechanism. In regard with the route guidance mechanism, from the 3 traffic smart board delivered by B3, only 2 were installed, while the one delivered to LB was not installed yet because the construction works on his behalf are ongoing. The report on traffic safety measures can be found at the following links:





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