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Improvement of border region road infrastructure in the following districts: Zamość (Poland) and Sokal (Ukraine), combined with promotion of pro-ecology solutions





Project type

Regular project






2.1 Improvement and development of transport services and infrastructure




Zamość District (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)


Sokal District (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)

TOTAL BUDGET 2 235 226.90 € ENI CO-FUNDING 2 011 704.21 €
DURATION 28 months 04.07.2018 - 03.11.2020

Project description

Two neighbouring districts – Zamojski Poviat in Poland and Sokal Raion in Ukraine – have unspoiled nature sights (including “NATURA 2000” area near Zamość), as well as many objects of cultural heritage, such as 16th century Bernardin Monastery in Sokal, an Orthodox church in Zabuzhzhya, in Ukraine or 18th-century wooden church and cemetery in Dub in Poland. Unfortunately, insufficient road network limits  accessibility and attractiveness of the region.

The ECORoads project supports transport in the Poland-Ukraine border area. In Zamojksi Poviat reconstruction of two roads is planned: Kotlice–Zubowice and Horyszów–Kotlice (11.4 km). The works will include road hardening, new asphalt surface, width enlargement (to 5.5 m) and construction of exit junctions. New pavements, bus platforms and bus bay will be also built-in Kotlice, Dub, Tuczapy, Swaryczów and Zubowice. Additionally, energy-saving barriers, photovoltaic lighting and road markings will be provided. Symmetric works are planned in Sokal Raion, where the 2.6 km roads in Zhvyrka, Zabuzhzhya and Huta will be modernized with a new bituminous surface and pavements. All works will be based on environment-friendly solutions. The partners will also organize a cycle of lessons in schools in the project area on road safety and ecology.

The good quality of the roads has strategic significance as they are connected to the Lviv–Kovel carriageway, leading to the Zosin–Ustyluh and Hrebenne–Rava-Ruska border crossings. The residents, tourists and enterprises of the Polish-Ukrainian borderland will enjoy better mobility and reduced travel time. The region will benefit from increased cultural links and tourism traffic between both countries.



Project results


A total of 11.4 kilometres were renovated in the Zamość district on the Kotlice-Zubowice and Horyszów-Kotlice routes. The works included the hardening and widening of the roads to 5.5 m, a new asphalt surface and the construction of individual exits. In the villages of: Kotlice, Dub, Tuczapy, Swaryczów and Zubowice new pavements, bus stops and bus bays were built. Solar lamps were also installed. Meanwhile, in the Sokal District (villages of Zhvyrka, Zabuzhzhya and Huta), almost 2.6 km of roads were repaired - they were widened and received a new bituminous surface. Pavements were also built. Travel time on the modernised section to the Polish-Ukrainian border was reduced to 13 minutes.



In the municipalities where the modernised roads run, the project partners held lessons in primary schools. Classes for children focused on ecological solutions and road safety. An art competition was also held.

Two lessons were held in Zamość, with 40 pupils taking part. In the Sokal District, on the other hand, a total of 60 children took part in the lessons.


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