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March 21, 2023

Construction of Pitesti-Sibiu motorway might start two years from now

Romanians will not be able to cover the whole distance between the western border of Pan-European Transport Corridor IV, at Nadlac-Arad, and the eastern endpoint at Constanta earlier than six years from now, according to calculations made by ‘Romania Libera’ corroborated with data provided by the Ministry of Transport. For approximately a quarter of the total length of this corridor (865 km in total), the Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads (CNADNR) has not even selected contractors so far. The auctions with this regard either started recently, or will begin in the coming years.At present, the motorway segments without contractors belong to Lot 2 Timisoara-Lugoj (26 km) and three other lots between Lugoj and Deva, with a total length of 80 km. Auctions for these segments started earlier this month. If the contractors will be selected this year, works might start in 2013 and end in 2015.The most difficult situation is experienced by the 100-km segment between Pitesti and Sibiu. “I would like to launch the auction procedure next year, so in 2014 we already have the contract signed, so we can start working,” says the Minister of Transport, Alexandru Nazare. If it starts in 2015, the construction of the Sibiu-Pitesti motorway will end in 2017-2018. At that moment, we will also be able to speak about finalising the Pan-European Transport Corridor IV on Romanian territory.

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