Modernization and Safety Improvement of the Road Network in Ukraine

Ukraine
Date: 01.12.2015-01.12.2018
Duration: 36 months
Funding: European Investment Bank

Project overview

     The project is financed by European Investment Bank and aims at reducing the incidence of road deaths in the country.

     Poor safety standards on Ukrainian roads are resulting in unacceptable loss of human life and injuries, and material damage equivalent to an annual loss in the range of EUR 4 billion or 3.3% of annual GDP (World Bank, Deaths on Wheels). The official number of road deaths in Ukraine is officially around 6,000 per year (2013) but is probably up to 30% higher due to underreporting. The fatality rate for Ukraine of 18 per 100,000 population is 3 times higher than the EU average. 

     To address this objective, EIB prepared the road safety program for Ukraine covering two major components: safer roads and safer road user.

     The Component I (Safer Roads) shall address road design issues, namely the integration of safety requirements, building the capacity of a Ukrainian Road Agency, Ukravtodor, in road accident analysis and road safety audits, but also the overall road safety management. The Component II (Safer Road Users) shall concentrate on the implementation of targeted road safety campaigns, evaluating their impact and awareness.

Our missions

     The consortium formed by Egis, Expertise France and CIVI POL Conseil is in charge of modernization and safety improvement at the road network in Ukraine.

Within the frames of this assignment Egis shall provide the following services:

  • Update Ukrainian road design standards and approve processes to reflect international best practice on road safety and increase focus on vulnerable road users;
  • Develop Ukrainian Road Safety Audit capacity;
  • Improve road accident analysis tools and know-how enabling planning and design agencies to target road safety problems;
  • Increase capacity and processes within Ukravtodor to manage planning, design and operation of safer roads;
  • Safety awareness and education campaigns, combined with physical measures to protect road users and manage speeds, and coordinated with traffic police enforcement as and when needed to maximise impact on general public.