On Tuesday, Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković signed a contract with the representatives of the contractor and site supervision service provider on the project Reconstruction and expansion of Lapad Coast. The project cost of about 9.3 million euros is covered by the grant from the Operational Programme "Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020".
On Tuesday, Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković signed a contract with the representatives of the contractor and site supervision service provider on the project Reconstruction and expansion of Lapad Coast. The conclusion of the 6.8 million euro works contract and the 55 thousand euro supervision contract allows works to commence. They are expected to begin in early April.
The works contract is the responsibility of joint holders Texo Molior Ltd. from Cavtat and the Italian company Impresa Costruzioni Mentucci Aldo S.r.l., while the site supervision will be performed by Trames Ltd. Reconstruction of the Lapad Coast will be performed on an 840-meter stretch from the intersection with Nikola Tesla Street to the intersection near the gas station. Once the works have ended, the road will be converted from a one-way to a two-way street.
The project includes the construction of a new coastal structure, tree-lined promenade and cycling path, with a new parking layout. In addition, the works include the renovation of public transport stops and installing canopies, solving rainwater drainage and public lighting.
Good news for the citizens of Dubrovnik
A deadline of 30 months is envisaged for the completion of construction works. The benefits of the reconstruction of the Lapad coast should be felt primarily by its inhabitants. The flawed water supply and drainage network has been plaguing households in the area for some time. Heavy rainfall causes flooding, also leaving the locals without an uncontaminated water source.
The reconstruction will also be welcomed by those who commute along Lapad Coast and have experienced the frequent traffic interruptions. Seawater infiltrating the roadway structure washes away the sub base, resulting in burst water mains and temporary suspension of traffic. The project implementation will eliminate these existing problems.
Mayor Franković finds an additional reason for satisfaction in the fact that the reconstruction and expansion of the Lapad Coast will not be a burden on the budget of the City of Dubrovnik. The project cost of about 9.3 million euros is covered by the grant from the Operational Programme “Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020”. The EU share of the funding is 85% or 7.9 million euros, while the source for the remaining 1.4 million euros is the national budget.