The project funded through ROP 2007-2013 aims to decongest the urban traffic, reduce the transportation time and cross the the city in safety conditions.
Dragasani city was affected specially by the intense transit traffic especially on the main road. The street was relatively narrow, and the majority of the constructions are over 50 years old. They were not built properly in order to absorb the vibrations produced by the intense and heavy traffic. This situation represented a threat over the stability of many constructions in the city.
That is why the public administration decided to build a ring road aiming at improving region’s accessibility and population’s mobility between cities.
The project consisted in building in the outside area of Dragasani a ring road of 5.9 km.
The road assures the decongestion of the traffic on the national road no.64, road that links the South and The North area of Oltenia. Also, it removes outside the urban density area of the intense circulation (4 vehicle/ minute). The main beneficiaries of the practice are the population of the city and the people who transit the city.

Resources needed

Overall buget: 5.222.108,52 euro ( out of which EU contribution: 4.081.479,18 euro)

Evidence of success

Ring road for Dragasani Municipality – 5,9 km
Decreasing the crossing time for Dragasani city
Decreasing the annual maintenance costs for the road
Decreasing the rehabilitation costs of the main road in Dragasani
Diminishing the traffic accidents
Reducing the fuel costs for vehicles
Decreasing the greenhouse gases issued by cars

Potential for learning or transfer

Given the fact that the ring road for Dragasani Municipality contributes to the improvement of region’s accessibility and population mobility by streamlining the urban traffic, RDA SW Oltenia undertook some major steps towards the competent institutions in the field, in order to be materialized as soon as possible other three ring roads in the region, underlining their importance and necessity. We consider that, starting from the identification of real needs, this practice has potential for replication in other regions, as well.
Main institution
Dragasani Municipality
Sud-Vest Oltenia, Romania (România)
Start Date
August 2008
End Date
May 2013


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