Putting the final touches to road and rail links
Investments under this project will see the construction of 5 km of road and 11 km of railway, serving to complete previous transport infrastructure work undertaken in the region.
Once the work is completed, it is estimated that travelling times will reduce significantly, speeds increase and fewer accidents result, with the local economy also receiving a boost through jobs and better connections with surrounding regions.
Piecing together the transport jigsaw
In a bid to enhance the local transport network, the project is targeting efforts at constructing a section of road and railway on the Mandra-Psathades stretch of the 124 km Ardanio-Ormenio vertical axis on Egnatia Road. The railway component of the project is part of the TEN-T IX corridor and will connect with the TEN-T IV corridor and the port of Burgas. The implementation, supervision and maintenance of the work will be handled by S.A. Egnatia Road.
This project is part of a much larger project which involves improving the Ardanio-Soufli-Mandra stretch and building the Didymoteiho-Orestiada section, Orestiada-Kastanies section and Kastanies-Ormenio-Frontières Greco-Bulgares section.
This project will complete the vertical axis by finalising the Mandra-Psathades stretch, in parallel completing the rail section that runs alongside the same section. This involves constructing a 5-km road section of the total 9 km, completing the construction of the 11-km rail section, and undertaking related works.
Faster and safer travel down the line
Once completed, it is estimated that travelling times will be reduced by 7 minutes, speed will increase by 30 km/h, and the risk of accidents will decrease markedly. In a broader context, the completion of the axis will boost business activity in the region and promote contacts and relations with Bulgaria.
During the construction phase of the project, a total of 3 664 direct jobs will be created, with a further 52 jobs created during the operational phase.
FundERDF for the 2007 to 2013 programming period
Total InvestmentEUR 29 369 100
EU InvestmentEUR 23 883 800
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