Transalpina, still closed to traffic


The Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads (CNADNR) is unable to terminate the contract signed with the Romstrade company for the modernisation of the Transalpina road, which remains closed to traffic, although this has a negative influence for tourism in the Ranca region, general director Narcis Neaga announced, quoted by Mediafax. DN 67C is treated as a construction site and the tourists that dare to go along it do it on their own, as CNADNR takes no responsibility. According to Neaga, the proper construction guarantees amount to RON 130 M, of which almost RON 90 M are “expired guarantees” for which CNADNR instated the measure of sequestration, while for the remaining RON 40 M the company is suing Romstrade in court. “Until the end of July, we want to see what loss has produced to CNADNR the failure to continue the contract, because there are two types of losses. One is by the non-continuation of the contract, and the other is caused by higher prices and the quality of works,” Neaga explains. According to the source, the construction of Transalpina is complete in a 75-80 pc proportion, but the road does not have safety elements like protection fences, road indicators or the centerline between lanes.