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Better connected secondary and tertiary nodes to TEN-T cored and comprehensive network through joint CBC measures

What’s the goal?

To improve traffic conditions, safety and conductivity between secondary and tertiary nodes and core TEN-T infrastructure in the cross border area through the modernization of 6.614 km of local and regional roads of cross-border importance.

What’s the budget?

4,769,687.25 euro, out of which 4,054,234.14 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Veliko Tarnovo Municipality (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit Calafat Municipality (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Future Today Association (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 10.12.2019

End date: 09.12.2022

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Vidin, Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria

Calafat, Dolj County in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Modernization of 6,614 km of local and regional roads of cross-border importance, which directly connect the secondary and tertiary nodes on both sides of the Danube to the basic TEN-T infrastructure;
  • Coordinating the mechanisms for overcoming the new common challenges arising from the operation of the core TEN-T infrastructure on Pan European corridors 4, 8 and 9;
  • Organizing awareness-raising activities with the support of NGOs for the safety of citizens in places where the heavy burden of road traffic meets the local population.

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

Programme outputs:

- 6,614 km of reconstructed or modernized roads;

- 3 common mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary / tertiary nodes to the TEN-T infrastructure, namely: Elaboration of a traffic safety measures report, applying route guidance and implementation of an awareness raising campaign of safety.

Programme results:

- 85,854 cross-border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T.

Project status

The project is currently in the 26th month of implementation out of 36.

LB had begun the procedure for approval of the Technical Design by state institutions and companies.

On 26.11.2021, B2 – Calafat Municipality had launched again the public procurement procedure, but it was canceled shortly due to a material error in the documentation. The procurement procedure has been resumed on 16.12.2021 and was finalized on 26.01.2022.

B3 commissioned the contractor to develop the design of the following promotional materials: banner in Bulgarian, banner in Romanian, folders, pens, notebooks, T-shits and hats. The contractor started the development of the designs and the promotional materials will be ready at the beginning of the next reporting period.


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