Creation date: January 16, 2015
The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €1 million studies on constructing the last missing section on the main motorway connecting Sweden and Denmark (Priority Project 12). The enlarged road bypassing Ljungby in southern Sweden is expected to increase the driver safety and reduce travel time.
The present section of some 30 km presents a bottleneck for the entire road network, and the number of accidents on it needs to be cut down.
Widening the road to motorway standard will eliminate the current bottleneck, have a positive impact on the road safety, improve traffic services and reduce travel time. The project will also take into account the interests of the region's inhabitants as it includes ground water protection and noise reduction measures.
The studies will come up with an Environmental Impact Assessment, archaeological investigations, design of the road plan and preparation of parts of the tender documentation prior to starting the construction works.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call 2013, Priority Projects. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
The project is to be completed by December 2015.
The TEN-T Programme was established by the European Commission to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union.
The INEA is managing the technical and financial implementation of the TEN-T programme.