19 March 2014
The European Union will co-finance to the tune of €1.5 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of studies which are necessary to prepare for the tendering of the works for the northern border section of the Ionian Highway in Greece.
The initiative, which was selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, includes conducting preliminary and final design studies, geotechnical surveys, a cost-benefit analysis and the health and safety plan. They apply to a 46 km stretch of motorway between the Egnatia Odos-Ionian Highway interchange and Kakavia.
The studies and the subsequent works will contribute to:
- satisfying the increased demand for passengers and freight transport to and from Albania
- connecting northwest Greece with Italy, Slovenia and the other EU Member States through the sea corridors that pass from the ports of Igoumenitsa and Patra
- upgrading transport infrastructure in western and northern Greece, as well as reducing reduce travelling times and increasing road safety.
For more information, please consult the project's page: http://inea.ec.europa.eu/en/ten-t/ten-t_projects/ten-t_projects_by_country/greece/2012-el-91061-s.htm