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A-CB connect to TENt (ROBG-306)

Better connection of Alexandria and Cherven Bryag to TEN-T

What’s the goal?

To ensure better connectivity at the TEN-T for Alexandria and Cherven-Bryag in a safety traffic conditions. The development of transport networks in the cross-border region will facilitate interregional cooperation and will help to increase competitiveness of the business sector, labor mobility and, however, to sustainable regional development. Rehabilitation of road infrastructure, respectively 4500, 20 m in Alexandria and 8000 m in Cherven-Bryag will improve safety traffic conditions, competitiveness of both municipalities, will allow better exploitation of tourism potential and will improve the cooperation capacity of the partners in transport and safety traffic issues. The project aims to contribute to the consolidation of a sustainable European and cross-border transport system connected to the main TEN-T network.

What’s the budget?

7,669,032.95 euro, out of which 6,518,678.00 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

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

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Cherven Bryag Municipality

When is it happening?

Start date: 20.03.2019

End date: 31.10.2022

Duration: 43 months and 12 days

Where is it happening?

Alexandria in Romania

Cherven Bryag in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Creation of joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure;
  • Reconstruction and modernization of roads in Alexandria;
  • Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Municipal Road PVN 1187 in Cherven bryag;
  • Promotional activities focus on providing project information, transparency and effective communication, as well as presenting the 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 – 12.5 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 region;
  • Programme result: Cross border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T - 74,648.00.

Project status

The project results achieved so far are as follows:

1. Safety Driving Guide was elaborated and printed in 1000 copies - 500 in BG and 500 in RO. The guide is also translated in English language, in order to ensure wider dissemination.

2. Awareness raising campaign - the campaign website is available at:, elaborated by the B2:

- Radio and TV spots broadcasting started in both Alexandria and Cherven Bryag and will continue until the end of March 2021 under the coordination of the B2. All 4 spots were elaborated by the Chevren Bryag: 2 in Bulgarian and 2 in Romanian language:

the TV clip (RO) is available at:

the TV clip (BG) is available at:

the radio clip (RO) is available at: 

the radio clip BG is available at: 

- For the Door-to-door Campaign the following promotional materials have been purchased by LB: 500 paper bags, 500 „cat eyes”, 500 reflecting sticks, 500 frontal head flashlights, 500 reflector warning vests (250 for adults and 250 for kids).

3. Best practice guide for road intervention/construction was developed and printed in Romanian, Bulgarian and English language.

4. The technical project and execution details PT+DE+DTAC+DTOE have been finalised and approved by the Lead Beneficiary through the Technical Approval Committee minutes no. 17426/14.08.2020. The works procurement was launched in April 2021 and is still ongoing, after registering appeals from one of the tenderers.

5. The procurement for technical design and reconstruction and rehabilitation of Municipal Road PVN 1187 was finalized at the level of B2 and the contract was signed on 21.12.2020.The Technical design is in process of elaboration. After having the finalized and approved Technical Design by Cherven Bryag Municipality, the construction works can start.

6. The procurement procedure for development of black spot map software was started in October 2021.

7. Beneficiary 2 developed the Project website, available at:


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