Chełm received the maximum 85 percent, co-financing (170 million PLN) from the EU funds for the project “Reconstruction of national road No. 12 in the administrative borders of the city.” The grant application on behalf of the city has been completed and filed in by EKKOM, that developed also the program Functional-Utility Program, Feasibility Study and filed an application for a decision on environmental conditions for this project.
The grant application was submitted under Program 4.1 Increasing the availability of transport in urban centers located in TEN-T road network and minimising excessive urban traffic, Priority IV road infrastructure for cities Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2014-2020.
Chełm will spent the funds on the reconstruction and renovation of several streets: Rejowiecka, Rampa Brzeska, Aleja Przyjaźni and Wschodnia which is a city section of the national road No. 12. The construction of a new viaduct, streets, intersections, kilometers of bicycle paths and many other communication solutions are also planned. In terms of scale and value it is the largest investment project for the city in decades.
The Centre for EU Transport Projects, which announced and settled the contest, awarded the city with the highest amount of funding (170 million PLN). The total project’s worth is estimated to 200 million PLN. Apart from Chełm funding will go only to Czestochowa (164 million PLN), Krakow (152.7 million PLN) and Koszalin (23.5 million PLN).
Grant applications were evaluated in two stages based on both formal and substantive criteria. Project Evaluation Commission consisted of 12 people examining the proposals in terms of environmental issues, costs and benefits.
More information: http://www.cupt.gov.pl/?id=2020