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Romanian Motorways Review - Q3 2020

130km.ro / 02 October 2020

Q3 was an excellent quarter for Romanian motorways. September saw the first openings in 2020: Biharia - Bors (5.35km) and Iernut - Chetani (17.90km), both on A3. A number of new contracts were signed in the past three months, for sections: Nadaselu - Mihaiesti and Mihaiesti - Zimbor (A3), Nusfalau - Suplacu de Barcau (A3), Slatina - Colonesti and Colonesti - Pitesti (DX12 express road), Oradea - A3 connection (A11) and Bucuresti Ringorad North Section 4 (A0). Finally, the tender for one of the most complex motorway projects in Romania was also launched, for section 3 of Sibiu - Pitesti.

A0 MOTORWAY (Bucharest South Ringroad)

Contractors selected and contracts signed for all three sections of the Southern part of this motorway and for section 4 of the Northern part (for the latter the contract was signed recently, in August 2020); estimated completion of works in 2023. Tenders in progress for the other three sections of the Northern part of A0, with contractors selected for two of them.

A1 MOTORWAY (Bucharest - Nadlac)

Bucharest - Pitesti: Entire length open to traffic.

Pitesti - Sibiu: works started on section 1, Sibiu - Boita; contract signed in 2020 for section 5, Curtea de Arges - Pitesti. Tender launched recently, in September 2020, for section 3 Cornetu - Tigveni, tender in progress but suspended for section 4 Tigveni - Curtea de Arges and tender under preparation for section 2 Boita - Cornetu. Estimated opening dates between 2023 and 2025.

Sibiu ringroad, Sibiu - Orastie and Orastie - Deva sections are open to trafic.

Deva - Lugoj is open on almost its entire length with the exception of 13.5km on section 2 which could be completed in a few years following a new tender process.

The other sections of A1, namely Lugoj - Timisoara, Timisoara - Arad and Arad - Nadlac, are all open to traffic. Thus, the only segment not available as a motorway between Sibiu and Nadlac consists of 13.5km between Cosevita and Margina (part of Lugoj - Deva section 2).

A3 MOTORWAY (Bucharest - Bors)

Bucharest - Ploiesti: full length open to traffic.

Ploiesti - Brasov: The only allocated contract is for section Rasnov - Cristian (6.30km, opening date: 2020), where works are progressing nicely.

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

Targu Mures - Gilau: Section Campia Turzii - Gilau open to traffic, with the following segments open on section Campia Turzii - Targu Mures: segment 2 Targu Mures - Ogra (between Ungheni and Ogra), segment 1 Ogra - Campia Turzii (between Ogra and Iernut) and segment 2 Ogra - Campia Turzii (between Iernut and Chetani; opened recently, in September 2020). Works in progress for the other two segments of section Campia Turzii - Targu Mures, with opening dates estimated for 2020 and 2021.

Gilau - Bors: Section Gilau - Nadaselu opened. The following three sections are under construction: Nadaselu - Mihaiesti, Mihaiesti - Zimbor and Zimbor - Poarta Salajului, with opening dates in 2023 (for the first two contracts were signed recently, in September 2020). Tenders in progress for the next two sections, Poarta Salajului - Zalau and Zalau - Nusfalau. Next, section Nusfalau - Suplacu de Barcau is under constructio (opening date: 2022), section Suplacu de Barcau - Chiribis is being tendered, and section Chiribis - Biharia is under construction (opening date: 2022). Finally, section Biharia - Bors was open to traffic in September 2020.

A7 MOTORWAY (Bacau Ringroad)

Works progressing nicely for the Bacau Ringroad, part of which is included in the route of A7 Ploiesti - Pascani motorway. Estimated opening date: 2021.

A10 MOTORWAY (Sebes - Turda)

Segments 3 (Aiud - Decea, 12.45km) and 4 (Decea - Turda, 16.30km) open to traffic. Announced for opening in 2019, segments 1 and 2 are behind schedule and will possibly be opened in 2020 (this deadline may be delayed once again).


Contract signed in August 2020 for connection between Oradea and A3 Motorway at Bors (estimated opening date: 2023).


Work in progress for all four sections of DX12 expressway Craiova - Pitesti, the first expressway under construction in Romania: Craiova - Robanesti and Robanesti - Slatina with estimated opening dates in 2021, and Slatina - Colonesti and Colonesti - Pitesti with estimated opening dates in 2023 (contracts signed recently for the latter two, in September 2020).


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


Future Targu Mures - Iasi - Ungheni motorway: tender in progress for update of feasibility study for section Targu Mures - Targu Neamt. Update of feasibility study in progress for future motorways Sibiu - Fagaras, Brasov - Bacau and Timisoara - Moravita.