2.1 Improvement and development of transport services and infrastructure
Sejneński Poviat (Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Hrodna District Executive Committee (Hrodna Oblast, Belarus)
United Municipal Projecting Repairing Building Enterprise 'Grodnoobldorstroj' (Hrodna Oblast, Belarus)
Sejneński Poviat in Poland and Hrodna District in Belarus have great number of touristic attractions to offer. They include spectacular wildlife, landscapes and infrastructure of the cross-border Augustów Canal. Unfortunately, the roads quality is one of the weakest elements of the borderland economy limiting the intensity of entrepreneurship and the mutual exchange of residents and tourists between both regions.
The CrossGovernance project is going to improve the transportation network, accessible from both sides of the Polish-Belarusian border. The 7.1 km of roads will be reconstructed in the Sejneński Poviat (roads No.1176B: Berżniki–Folwark-Berżniki and 1178B: Ogrodniki–Berżniki). The routes will be widened (up to 5.5 m) and new construction of asphalt concrete will be put. Also the bridge on the Hołnianka River, individual roads exits and ditches will be renovated. Moreover, the crash barriers, traffic signage and safety elements will be installed. In Hrodna District a 4.2 km section of the road No.H-6054 Hrodna–Sapockin in Soničy village will be modernized. The investment will include new asphalt-concrete roadbed, reinforcement of the roadsides, a bicycle path, renovation of the water drainage system, clean-up and profiling of ditches. Furthermore, outdoor lighting on pedestrian crossings and eight bus stops will be built. Additionally, during mutual workshops, the “Integrated Cross-border Transport System Development Strategy” will be created – the representatives of public and private transport institutions across the Polish-Belarusian border will invent a joint approach to sustainable transport infrastructure and policies.
The most important result of the project will be the establishment of a long-term partnership since the common achievements (strategy, network, feasibility studies) require closer cooperation. Through better transport quality, the Polish-Belarusian borderland will become more accessible, safer and convenient for streams of passenger traffic.
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