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TEN-T project: Safe parking area on Danish motorway to receive EU co-funding

27 March 2014

The European Union will support with just over €400,000 from the TEN-T Programme a project to build a safe and secure rest area on the E20 motorway near the city of Kongsted, in Denmark.

The project, which was selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, will support the construction of a secure and safe rest area for cars and trucks on the motorway between Køge and Ringsted. The new rest area will consist of 64 parking spaces for passenger cars and 35 parking spaces for trucks, including special 200 metre long spaces for extra-long vehicles. To make it safer at night, the rest area will be illuminated. An Intelligent Transport System (ITS) will also be created to inform drivers on parking availability.

The project is a vital part of implementation of the Danish Rest area strategy, in line with Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management.

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/denmark/2012-dk-91165-p.htm