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Improving the connection of tertiary nodes Mangalia and Balchik to TEN-T infrastructure

What’s the goal?

To improve the access for the inhabitants of the 2 partners and all the people transiting the cities to TEN-T network. Also, to create the premises of further economic development of the region, by proper connection of the modal points. The project envisages the upgrading of 16 km of road infrastructure in two tertiary and multimodal nodes Mangalia, RO and Balchik, BG the investment being sustained and enhanced by 4 joint mechanisms (route guidance, feasibility study addressing cross-border transport, traffic safety measures, awareness raising activities); that will facilitate the connection of the two nodes to the TEN-T infrastructure.

What’s the budget?

7,049,095. 87 euro, out of which 5,991,731. 48 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

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

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Balchik Municipality

When is it happening?

Start date: 04.04.2019

End date: 03.10.2022

Duration: 42 months

Where is it happening?

Mangalia in Romania

Balchik in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Developing 4 joint mechanisms, namely route guidance, feasibility study addressing cross-border transport, traffic safety measures and awareness raising activities;
  • Modernization of 17 road streets in Managalia – Str. Portului – 1701 ml, Str. Ion Creanga – 223 ml, Str. Dr Motas – 291 ml, Str Negru Voda – 375 ml, Str Libertatii – 199 ml, Str Tepes Voda – 538 ml, Str. Mihai Viteazu – 663 ml, Str IC Bratianu – 308 ml, Str Vanatori – 238 ml, Str Mircea cel Batran – 182 ml, Str Mihai Eminescu – 390 ml, Str Vasile Alecsandri – 200 ml, Str Vasile Parvan – 353 ml, Str Marasesti – 151 ml, Str. Muncitorului – 717 ml, Str Oituz – 976 ml, Str Frumoasei – 329 ml; The total length: 7.834 km;
  • Rehabilitation of the municipal road Kavarna - Balchik - Topola - Ikantalaka – border municipality (Kavarna - Balchik) - Tuzlata - Balchik – Albena;
  • Promotional activities focus on providing project information, transparency, as well as presenting the main 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 – 16.45 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 – 4;

Programme result: Cross border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T - 49,301.00 citizens.

Project status

The project is completed.

The stage of implementation of the investment objectives is as follows:

LB - Improving the road infrastructure in Mangalia for a better connection to the TEN-T network - 16 city streets with a total length of 7.83 km - The modernization works were completed and received on October 4, 2022.

The municipality of Mangalia carried out an awareness campaign in the schools of Mangalia. The campaign took place between 23-25.03.2022 at the following educational institutions:

- Mangalia Economic College, 140 students;

- High School No. 3, 125 students;

- Sf Andrei Secondary School, 215 students;

- Ion B─ânescu Technological High School, 145 students;

B2 - Modern road infrastructure in Balcic in the development of the connectivity development of the TEN-T network - 8.62 km - was completed on 12.01.2022.

B2: 4 publications were made in the local newspaper, 2 radio spots and 50 broadcasts each (100 broadcasts in total) between 01.03.-31.03.2022. B2 conducted awareness-raising activities - Interactive seminars in schools on traffic safety issues in Balchik Municipality where 5 events were organized with 300 participants in total. The events took place between 10-15.03.2022 at the following educational institutions:

- SU Hristo Botev, Balchik – 120 participants;

- OU St. St. Kiril i Metodiy, Balchik - 60 participants;

- OU Antim I, Balcic -114 participants.


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