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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 completed

Lead Beneficiary:

The execution works were completed, and the reception for the investment objective of LB "Modernization of County Road DJ 561B, km.12+130 - 24+260" was carried out on 15.01.2024. The Solar radar panels were installed on the modernized road. The Solar radar panels are used to calm the speed, thus contributing to increase the degree of safety on the upgraded road sector within the project. Also, within the project, the road map of Dolj County and Montana District was made, which aims to highlight the black spots on the roads in order to warn drivers about possible accidents. This was printed in 500 copies being used in dissemination activities.

Beneficiary 2:

Construction work for the investment objective of B2 "Improvement of Road II-81 from km 86+289 to km 94+000" is completed. The authorization to use the modernized road was issued on 01.02.2022. Also, on the modernized road sector, 4 solar radar panels were installed to measure and display speed, with the same aim of increasing traffic safety.


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