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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 11.73 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

Current Project Status:

The implementation period of the project ended on 31.12.2023, but because of delays registered in the investment activity of LB, the project was included on the list of un-finalized projects. The new completion date of the project is 31.08.2024.

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. According to the information provided by LB, the construction works are ongoing and 7.416 km of modernized roads in Giurgiu were reported by LB, having in mind that the roadway was finalized and is open to traffic. On 27.11.2023, LB organized the Conference “New opportunities for traffic management and traffic safety measures in Giurgiu-Borovo” in Giurgiu.

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 the Traffic Management Plan and acquisioned equipment on his behalf for the traffic monitoring system in order to realize a functional information system for traffic monitoring. In addition, LB purchased equipment for the traffic management system and put it onto operation on 23.11.2023. The Joint traffic management system developed by the project’s beneficiaries is functional and can be accessed at

On 24.11.2023, B2 organized the Conference “New opportunities for traffic management and traffic safety measures in Giurgiu-Borovo” and the Workshop „How to improve the traffic safety measures within the Giurgiu Borovo cross-border area?” in the town of Borovo. The closing press conference on behalf of B2 took place on 11.12.2023 on Borovo with 50 participants. B2 implemented also the traffic awareness activities and developed the promotional materials (leaflets, posters).


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