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Romanian Motorways Quarterly Review - Q2 2016

30 June 2016. (c) 130km.ro.

Find below a review of relevant news for Romanian motorways and motorway projects:

I. A1 MOTORWAY (Bucharest - Nadlac)

Bucharest - Pitesti: Entire length opened to traffic as of the writing of this article.

Pitesti - Sibiu: Work continues on the feasibility study, to be completed towards the end of the year. Sibiu ringroad is open to traffic (17.2km).

Sibiu - Orastie: Romanian National Motorway Company (CNADNR) cotinues work on segment 3 which is closed for repairs. Various issues are slowing down progress, but the official completion date remains September 2016. The other three segments are open to traffic.

Orastie - Deva: Entire length opened to traffic as of the writing of this article.

Deva - Lugoj: Segment 1 open. Works in progress for the other three segments, with various issues creating delays. Current schedule of opening most of the three segments in 2016 looks unlikely.

Lugoj - Timisoara: Entire length opened to traffic as of the writing of this article.

Timisoara - Arad: Entire length opened to traffic as of the writing of this article.

Arad - Nadlac: Entire length opened to traffic as of the writing of this article.

II. A3 MOTORWAY (Bucharest - Bors)

Bucharest - Ploiesti: 55.5km of this section are open to traffic. Works in progress on 3.3km of the remaining 6.5km, with to additional news in the past three months. Opening date in 2017.

Ploiesti - Brasov: No news in the past three months. There are no segments open or under construction on this section.

Brasov - Targu Mures: No news in the past three months. There are no segments open or under construction on this section.

Targu Mures - Gilau: 52km on this section are opened to traffic, while for the remaining 56.5 km contracts were signed last year; subsequently one of these contracts was canceled in April 2016 (Targu Mures - Ungheni). Works started on some sections.

Gilau - Bors: Works in progress on Gilau-Nadasel, with opening date in 2016. Contract for Nadaselu - Mihaiesti signed in May 2016. Works to resume on Suplacu de Barcau - Bors.

III. A10 MOTORWAY (Sebes - Turda)

Work in progress, but various issues are delaying progress. Chances of opening any segments to traffic in 2016 are slim.

IV. OTHER PROJECTS

No notable news. The only segment open on A6: Lugoj - Calafat consists of 11km opened in 2013; extending this motorway on the proposed route may happen far away in the future (2021-2030). The only segment open on A11: Arad - Oradea consists of 3.5km connecting A1 and DN7. Craiova - Pitesti motorway was delayed again due to lack of financing.

V. COMPLETED MOTORWAYS

Motorways A2: Bucharest - Constanta and A4: Constanta Ringroad are completed with entire length opened to traffic.

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