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Works on Nadlac-Sibiu highways to start this autumn

Works on the Corridor IV highway segments between Nadlac and Sibiu will start this autumn and will be completed in 2013 and, respectively, 2016, Eusebiu Pistru, state secretary in the Transport Ministry, announced, yesterday, during a conference, quoted by Mediafax. Thus, works will be initiated on the Nadlac-Arad (38.9 km) and Timisoara-Lugoj (35.6 km) highways, a 28 km-long segment of the Lugoj-Deva highway, Deva-Orastie (32.8 km) and Orastie-Sibiu (82 km). The term for completion is 2013, except for an 80 km-long strip of the Lugoj-Deva highway, which is to open for traffic in 2016. The total length of the five highways amounts to nearly 220 km. According to Pistru, there is only one highway segment on the Corridor IV, Constanta-Arad, route, for which no funding has been secured yet, namely, Sibiu-Ramnicu Valcea-Pitesti. “The costs are very high, about EUR 3bln, and we’re trying to find a public-private partnership to start works on the project,” Pistru argued. Romania has approx. 300 km-worth of highways completed, while nearly 280 kilometres are still work in progress. The completed segments are Bucharest-Pitesti (111 km), Bucharest-Cernavoda (151 km) and Campia Turzii-Gilau (52 km). Referring to the Bucharest-Ploiesti highway, in progress, Pistru stated that works on the Bucharest-Moara Vlasiei segment had been completed in an 83 pc ratio, and in a 55 pc ratio on the Moara Vlasiei-Ploiesti segment.

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