On 19 January, two new roundabouts built with co-financing from the EU Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 were opened in Biała Podlaska (Poland).
The works were carried out as part of the project ‘Improvement of transport accessibility in Brest and Biała Podlaska’ (OurBetterStreet).
The two new roundabouts with eight additional traffic lanes replaced two old crossroads on motorway No. 2. Additionally, a road structure with drainage system, new pavements, road lighting and signs were provided on the Polish side.
The Belarusian partner, the Road Maintenance Company in Brest, reconstructed seven crossroads in Brest, installing an adaptive traffic control system. Subsequently, an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) was created that reduces travel time by regulating the traffic mode. The project partners also conducted a joint awareness campaign about the need for friendly transport and the importance of safe and responsible road behaviour.
The OurBetterStreet project aims to enhance transport infrastructure and accessibility via reconstruction of 11.3km of roads in Brest and 1.6 km in Biała Podlaska, leading to a reduction in the accidents rate and travel time on routes in both cities.
The EU-funded Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine supports development processes in the borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine by co-financing diverse projects. All projects financed by the Programme are non-profit and contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of inhabitants of eastern Poland and western Ukraine and Belarus.
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