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A3 Motorway Bucharest - Bors

Length: 438 km (approximately). Status:

Color map: Open (38%); under construction (25%); planned (37%).

The A3 Motorway, also called the Transylvania Motorway, connects Bucharest with the border with Hungary at Bors. Brasov - Targu Mures section was removed from Government plans and replaced with A10 motorway Sebes - Turda which is under construction.


For detailed information please choose a section from the list below:

SectionStatusOpening
I.Bucharest - PloiestiOpenJul 2012; Dec 2018
II.Ploiesti - BrasovPartially openDec 2020
III.Tg. Mures - GilauPartially open, remainder under construction2009, 2010, 2018, 2020, 2021
IV.Gilau - BorsPartially open, partially tenderedSep 2018, 2020, 2022, 2023

I.Section Bucharest - Ploiesti


Status: Open

Length: 65.19 km

Opening date: July 2012 for 55.49 km (Bucharest Ringroad - Ploiest) and December 2018 for 6.51km (out of these, 3.18km were completed in 2015 and for the final 3.33km completed in December 2018 the selected contractor was the Aktor-Euroconstruct consortium, price: 129.2 Million RON).


Section split into two segments: Segment 1 Bucharest - Moara Vlasiei (Bucharest Ringroad - Moara Vlasiei), 19.50km, and Segment 2 Moara Vlasiei - Ploiesti, 42.69km.


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II.Section Ploiesti - Brasov


Status: Rasnov - Cristian is open; Comanic ringroad had a tender process in progress; the remainder is planned

Length: 106.60 km

Opening date: December 2020 for Rasnov - Cristian


The section is split into two segments: Ploiesti - Comarnic with a length of 48.6 km and Comarnic - Brasov with a length of 58.0 km. The contract for section Rasnov - Cristian (6.30km) was awarded to the consortium of Alpenside SRL - Specialist Consulting SRL in October 2017, duration: 24 months, cost: 118 Million RON (including 3.7km of access road), opening date: Dec 2020. The tender procedure for the Comarnic ringroad was launched in August 2020.


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III.Tg. Mures - Gilau


Status: Partially open, remainder under construction

Length: 103.50 km


Opening dates: Campia Turzii - Gilau opened in 2009 - 2010; Targu Mures - Ogra Segment 2 and Ogra - Campia Turzii Segment 1 opened in Dec 2018; Iernut - Chetani opened in Sep 2020; the other sections to be opened in 2021

The section is split into two sections. Section 2A Targu Mures - Ogra - Campia Turzii, 51.70 km:

  • Segment 1 Targu Mures - Ogra (Targu Mures - Ungheni), 4.50km (+4.7km access road). Contractor: Strabag. Cost: 192 Million RON. Execution duration: 18 months. Contract signed in May 2020. Opening date: 2021
  • Segment 2 Targu Mures - Ogra (Ungheni - Ogra), 10.11 km. Contractors: Strabag SRL and Straco Group SRL. Cost: 251.35 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 12 months. Contract signed in February 2015. Opening date: Dec 2018.
  • Segment 1 Ogra - Campia Turzii (Ogra - Iernut), 3.60 km. Contractors: Geiger Transilvania SRL and Wilhelm Geiger GmbH & Co. KG. Cost: 69.17 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 12 months. Contract signed in February 2015. Opening date: Dec 2018.
  • Segment 2 Ogra - Campia Turzii (Iernut - Cehtani), 17.90 km. Contractors: Astaldi, Max Boegl Romania, Astalrom and Consitrans. Cost: 437.63 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 16 months. Opening date: Sep 2020
  • Segment 3 Ogra - Campia Turzii (Chetani - Campia Turzii), 15.69 km. Contractors: Straco Group SRL, Specialist Consulting SRL and Total Road SRL. Cost: 279.74 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 12 months. Contract signed in February 2015. Opening date: 2021. Contract terminated in March 2021.
Section 2B Campia Turzii - Gilau (Cluj-Napoca Vest), 51.70 km, is open (42 km opened in 2009, 10 km opened in 2010).


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IV.Gilau - Bors


Status: Partially open, partially under construction and partially tendered

Opening dates: September 2018 for Gilau - Nadaselu, including access bridge; September 2020 for Biharia - Bors. For other segments see below.

Length: 162.52 (approximately) km


The section is split into three segments:
- 3A Gilau (Cluj-Napoca Vest) - Mihaiesti (26.27 km)
- 3B Mihaiesti - Suplacu de Barcau (approximately 76 km)
- 3C Suplacu de Barcau - Bors (60.25 km)

Section 3A Gilau - Mihaiesti:
  • 3A1 Gilau - Nadaselu (9.47km) - open to traffic in Sep 2018. The stretch between Gilau and Nadaselu (8.70 km, part of section 3A), including access bridge (0.77km), was opened in September 2018; contractor for this section: UMB Spedition-Tehnostrade in April 2013; cost: 258.2 Million RON + VAT. Access bridge (0.77km): contract signed with Tirrena Scavi SpA; cost 25.6 million RON excluding VAT.
  • 3A2 Nadaselu - Mihaiesti (16.80km) - contractor selected in Septembrie 2020: the consortium Spedition UMB SRL - Tehnostrade SRL - Electromontaj SA, design duration: 12 months, execution duration: 24 months, price (together with section Mihaiesti - Zimbor): 1.39 Billion RON excludinbg VAT. Contract signed in Sep 2020. Opening date: 2023
Section 3B Mihaesti - Suplacu de Barcau:
  • 3B1 Mihaiesti - Zimbor (13.26km) - contractor selected in September 2020: the consortium Spedition UMB SRL - Tehnostrade SRL - Electromontaj SA, design duration: 12 months, execution duration: 24 months, price (together with section Nadaselu - Mihaiesti): 1.39 Billion RON excludinbg VAT. Contract signed in Sep 2020. Opening date: 2023
  • 3B2 Zimbor - Poarta Salajului (13.26km) - Contractor: the consortium SA&PE Construct SRL - Spedition UMB SRL - Tehnostrade SRL. Price: 680,405,395.28 RON excluding VAT. Duration: 12 months for design, 24 months for construction. Contract signed in June 2020. Opening date: 2023.
  • 3B3 Poarta Salajului - Zalau (15.14km) - tender in progress
  • 3B4 Zalau - Nusfalau (25.84km) - tender in progress.
  • 3B5 Nusfalau - Suplacu de Barcau (13.55km) - Contract signed in September 2020. Selected contractor: Nurol Insaat Ve Ticaret AS. Price: 384,138,887.89 RON excl. VAT. Duration: 6 months for design, 18 months for construction. Opening date: 2022.
Section 3C Suplacu de Barcau - Bors:
  • 3C1 Suplacu de Barcau - Chiribis (26.35km). New tender in progress.
  • 3C2 Chiribis - Biharia (28.55km). Contract signed in June 2020 with the consortium Trameco SA - Vahostav-SK a.s. - Drumuri Bihor SA - Drum Asfalt SRL - East Water Drillings SRL, price 326.51 Million RON (excluding VAT), design duration: 6 months, execution duration: 18 months. Opening date: 2022
  • 3C3 Biharia - Bors (5.35km). Opened in September 2020. Contract signed in December 2018 with the consortium Trameco SA - Vahostav-SK a.s. - Drumuri Bihor SA - Drum Asfalt SRL - East Water Drillings SRL, price 134.22 Million RON (excluding VAT).


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