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Montana – Dolj : Better access-closer communities

What’s the goal?

The general objective of the project is to develop road infrastructure in the cross-border area by improving access between nodes and the TEN-T network in the region. The proposed project envisages the modernization of two roads - Road II-81 Kostinbrod-Berkovitsa-Montana from km 94 + 000 to km 101 + 199.48, Montana district and road DJ561B Segarcea-Drănic from km 0 + 000 to km 12 + 130, county Dolj with a total length of 19.32 km.

What’s the budget?

7,737,783.80 euros, of which 6,577 116.22 euros ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Road Infrastructure Agency Bulgaria

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrativ Unit Dolj County (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 02.04.2020

End date: 29.12.2023

Duration: 44 months and 28 days.

Where is it happening?

Montana in Bulgaria

Dolj in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Modernization of the DJ561B Segarcea-Drănic road from km 0 + 000 to km 12 + 130, Dolj county;
  • Modernization of the II-81 Kostinbrod-Berkovitsa-Montana road from km 94 + 000 to km 101 + 199.48, Montana district;
  • Development of 5 common mechanisms consisting of education and information campaigns (awareness);
  • Organizing communication and promotion activities.

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Program achievements: 19.32 km of rehabilitated roads, 3 common mechanisms that facilitate the connection of secondary / tertiary nodes to the TEN-T infrastructure

The results of the program: 67,177 people from the cross-border area will be served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T

Project status

The project is currently in the 31st month of the implementation period.

On behalf of the LB:

Regarding the upgrading of Road II-81 from km 94+000 to km 101+199, the Road Infrastructure Agency signed the works contract on 14.08.2020. The construction permit was issued on 09.06.2020, and the start date of the construction works was 24.09.2020. The works are completed, and from 18.08.2022 the modernized road is put into use.

Regarding the implementation of road safety and awareness activities, the Road Infrastructure Agency signed on 17.12.2020 a contract for the implementation of road safety and advertising activities, for which it received brochures to be used in the awareness campaign for speed management and human tolerance on roads.

On behalf of the B2:

Regarding the Upgrading the County Road DJ 561B km 0+000 to km 12+130, T.A.U. Dolj signed on 11.01.2021 the contract for elaborating the technical design.And on 17.08.2022 the contract for the execution of the works was signed, works that started on 25.08.2022, having an execution period of 12 months.

Regarding the implementation of road safety and advertising activities, T.A.U. Dolj signed on 30.09.2020 a contract for information and awareness campaigns, according to which various specific promotional materials should be disseminated to target groups within the awareness campaigns.

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