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Improvement of border region road infrastructure ensuring sustainable access to the border region (modernization and construction of road P-16)

ACRONIM

Saferoad

NUMBER

LIP/0007/16

THEMATIC OBJECTIVE

ACCESSIBILITY

PRIORITY

2.1 Improvement and development of transport services and infrastructure

PARTNERSHIP

PL-BY

LEAD BENEFICIARY

Public Unitary Enterprise of Motorway Roads "Brestautodor" (Brest Oblast, Belarus)

BENEFICIARY

Podlaskie Voivodeship Roads Management in Białystok (Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)

TOTAL BUDGET 5 160 000.00 € ENI CO-FUNDING 4 644 000.00 €
DURATION 24 months 01.05.2019 - 14.11.2021

Project description

The development objective of the SAFEROAD project is to improve access to Brest Oblast and Podlaskie Voivodeship through sustainable development
of cross-border road infrastructure. The project objective will be achieved mostly by improving the condition, quality and capacity of the P-16 road section
in Brest Oblast (BY). The project is a continuation of the Large Scale Project PBU/LSP/09/005 „Construction and Instrumentation of the Road Border checkpoint „Piascatka – Stage III” implemented under the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Programme 2007–2013. Without the reconstruction of road P-16, it is not possible
to ensure the safe and unhindered access of passenger and freight transport to the border checkpoint Piascatka.

The technical condition of road P-16 is unsatisfactory (the road was constructed in 1932 and last major repairs were carried out in 1967), it does not meet international requirements for buses and trucks. Limitation of speed is 40 km/h, this indicator cannot provide the throughput required to gain access to the Piascatka checkpoint. The SAFEROAD project aims to make the cross-border region more accessible by improving public transport links through modernization (3,85 km) and construction (9,46 km) of road P-16. After reconstruction, the road P-16 will be upgraded from IV category to III category (with a width of 7 m). Limitation of speed will change from 40 to 90 km/h and as a result, throughput will increase while ensuring less time for transportation.

Due to implementation of the project road, P-16 will be used for the international movement of buses and trucks directly to the border crossing,
without the necessity to pass through populated areas. Implementation of the project will improve the accessibility of the regions, development
of communication networks and systems, including development of transport services and infrastructure. Sustainable access to the border region
and taking care of the environment make the regions more attractive to residents, tourists and investors.

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