EU funds for studies on Greek highways

March 24, 2014

Funding Scheme: 2014-03-24

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


As part of the Transeuropean Transport Networks programme which aims at fostering European integration through investments in physical infrastructures, the EU will provide selected researchers with €1.5 million for studies on Ionan highway, in Greece.


The initiative includes conducting preliminary and final design studies, geotechnical surveys, a cost-benefit analysis and the health and safety plan. They apply to a 46 km stretch of motorway between the Egnatia Odos-Ionian Highway interchange and Kakavia.

The studies and the subsequent works will contribute to:

1) satisfying the increased demand for passengers and freight transport to and from Albania
2) connecting northwest Greece with Italy, Slovenia and the other EU Member States through the sea corridors that pass from the ports of Igoumenitsa and Patra
3) upgrading transport infrastructure in western and northern Greece, as well as reducing reduce travelling times and increasing road safety.

The initiative was selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call.

Url description: Press of the Commission


Url info description: Press of the Commission

Url info: Press of the Commission