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MABAL–T (ROBG–510)

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

What’s the goal?

The project targets to improve the access for the inhabitants of the 2 partners and for all those who are transiting the cities to TEN-T network and 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: 03.04.2022

Duration: 36 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 currently under implementation with the following results reported so far:

LB has concluded the contract for information and publicity measures.

B2 has launched the respective procurement procedure and have already contracts signed. In this regard, B2 organized and performed the Opening conference for the project in Balchik in December 2019.

The status 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 – 17 Town streets with total length from 7,83 km – Technical Project was developed and all necessary permits were obtained. The works execution contract was signed on 12th of December 2019, the Order for Starting the works was issued on 23.12.2019. The following progress on the investment is registered so far:

  1. Muncitorului Street – length 717: first layer of asphalt (binder) - completedpaved sidewalks – completed;
  2. Negru Voda Street – length 375 m; first layer of asphalt (binder) - completedpaved sidewalks – completed;
  3. Libertatii Street – length 199 m; first layer of asphalt (binder) - completedpaved sidewalks – completed;
  4. Mihai Viteazul Street – length 663 m; first layer of asphalt (binder) – completed,paved sidewalks – completed;
  5. paved sidewalks – completed;
  6. Vanatori Street – length 238 m; first layer of asphalt (binder) - completed, second layer of asphalt (wear layer) - approximately 80 m and paved sidewalks – completed;
  7. Oituz Street – length 976 m; paved sidewalks - 80% completed;
  8. Mircea cel Batran Street – length 182 m; first layer of asphalt (binder) - completedpaved sidewalks – completed;
  9. Ion Creanga – lenth 223 m; first layer of asphalt (binder) – completed,paved sidewalks – completed;
  10. Tepes Voda Street – length 538 m; first layer of asphalt (binder) - completedpaved sidewalks – completed;
  11. Portului Street – length 1701 m; first layer of asphalt (binder) – completed,second layer of asphalt (wear layer) - approximately 280 m and paved sidewalks – completed;
  12. Vasile Parvan Street – length 353 m; paved sidewalks - 70% completed;
  13. Frumoasei Steet – length 329 m;No works were executed;
  14. Vasile Alecsandri Street – length 200 m; paved sidewalks - 90% completed;
  15. Marasesti Street - length 151 m; paved sidewalks - 90% completed;
  16. Mihai Eminescu Street – length 390 m; paved sidewalks - 90% completed;
  17. Dr Motas Street – length 291 m; paved sidewalks – completed.

B2 - Modernizing road infrastructure in Balchik in order to improve the connectivity to the TEN-T network – 8,62 km – The execution was continuously fully ongoing and currently completed and so far 8.62 km are finalized, which represents 100% from the total road length foreseen to be modernized at B2` level.

All construction activities have been finalized. All necessary documents in accordance with the Bulgarian Spatial Planning law have been issued and signed by all relevant parties for all three sections:

I. Rehabilitation of municipal road DOB1149 /I-9, Kavarna- Balchik/- Topola- Ikantalaka- municipality border (Kavarna- Balchik)- Tuzlata– Balchik- Albena / I-9 /, from km 4 + 500, at municipality border (Kavarna - Balchik), to km 10+020, into the crossroad with Road II-27 in the town of Balchik – L=5 520 m ” - Protocol for acceptance of the executed works, issued on 28.08.2020;

II.“Rehabilitation of municipal road DOB 3160 - /DOB 1149, Topola - Balchik / - municipality border (Kavarna - Balchik) - Tuzlata- /DOB 1149/” from km 2+170 to km 4+083 – L=1 913 m

III. “Rehabilitation of part of the street network of Balchik, for which Protocol for acceptance of the executed works was issued on 01.09.2020, including:

- section of "Primorska" street from OT77 to OT118, L = 400 m;

- turnaround for buses on "Primorska" street, F = 1 400 m2;

- a crossroad between "Primorska" and "Cherno more" streets;

- section of "Cherno more" street from OT37 to OT308, L = 790 m.”

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