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Romanian Motorways Review Q2 2019

28 June 2019. (c) 130km.ro.

No new motorway sections were opened in Romania in Q2 2019, but progress was made on some projects under construction and some new tenders were launched. Find below a review of relevant news for each Romanian motorway project:

A0 MOTORWAY (Bucharest South Motorway)

Tenders completed and contractors selected for all three sections of the Bucharest South Ringroad (total length: 50.8km). Contracts signed for sections 2 and 3, while the allocation procedure was challgenged for section 1.

A1 MOTORWAY (Bucharest - Nadlac)

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

Pitesti - Sibiu: Contract signed for section 1 (Sibiu - Boita) in April 2019; tenders in progress for sections 4 (Tigveni - Curtea de Arges) and 5 (Curtea de Arges - Pitesti), but procedure temporarily suspended for section 4 in June 2019; tenders expected by the end of 2019 for sections 2 (Boita - Cornetu) and 3 (Cornetu - Tigveni). Estimated opening time in 2022-2023.Sibiu ringroad is opened to traffic (17.2km).

Sections Sibiu - Orastie and Orastie - Deva: are open to traffic. As for Deva - Lugoj, segment 1 (Traian Vuia - Sanovita) and 15km of segment 2 (Margina - Traian Vuia) are open to traffic. Opening expected in July 2019 for segments 3 and 4; tender launched in June 2019 for 9km of segment 2.

Lugoj - Timisoara, Timisoara - Arad and Arad - Nadlac are all open to traffic.

A3 MOTORWAY (Bucharest - Bors)

Bucharest - Ploiesti: full length open to traffic.

Ploiesti - Brasov: Works in progress for segment Rasnov-Cristian (6.3km) on Comarnic-Brasov. Tender launched for Ploiesti - Brasov motorway as a Public Private Partnership with minimal chances of success. Only one contractor left in the tender procedure according to recent reports.

Brasov - Targu Mures: This section was dropped from official plans, with access to Transylvania replaced by A10 Sebes - Turda.

Targu Mures - Gilau: 52km on this section are open to traffic between Campia Turzii and Gilau. Two sections on Campia Turzii - Targu Mures opened in December 2018 (Ogra - Campia Turzii Section 1, 3.60km and Targu Mures - Ogra Section 2, 10.11km), with works in progress for the remaining sections (some of which are scheduled for opening in 2019).

Gilau - Bors: Gilau - Nadaselu opened to traffic (9.47km). Contractors selected for all three segments of section 3C Suplacu de Barcau - Bors (contract signed only for segment Biharia - Bors). Tenders in progress for 3 out of 5 segments on section 3B Mihaiesti - Suplacu de Barcau, as well as for segment 3A2 Nadaselu - Mihaiesti.

A7 MOTORWAY (Bacau Ringroad)

Works progressing nicely for the Bacau Ringroad, part of which is included in the route of the A7 Ploiesti - Pascani motorway. A10 MOTORWAY (Sebes - Turda)

Segments 3 (Aiud - Decea, 12.45km) and 4 (Decea - Turda, 16.30km) opened, with works in progress on segments 1 and 2, scheduled for opening in 2019.


Tender for updating of feasibility study for the Targu Mures - Targu Neamt launched in early 2019 and tender for execution of Targu Neamt - Iasi in progress (Public Private Partnership).

Tenders launched in June 2019 for three segments of the Bucharest North Ringroad; some preliminary procedures launched for feasibility study of Brasov - Bacau motorway; tender in progress for feasibility study of Timisoara - Moravita motorway.


Motorways A2: Bucharest - Constanta and A4: Constanta Ringroad are completed with entire length open to traffic. Additionally, 11km between Balint and Lugoj ringroad are opened on the proposed A6 Lugoj - Calafat motorway and 3.5km between Arad and DN7 are opened on the proposed A11 Arad - Oradea motorway.