* Transport Ministry’s sad record: 44 km of highway inaugurated in 2014
The 22-km Section 1 of the Nadlac-Arad Highway will open to traffic by the end of this year, earlier than the January 21 deadline established through the contract. “According to the data so far and the constructor’s commitments, the highway section will be ready in December,” sources from the leadership of the Transport Ministry stated.
Works on the 22.2 kilometers of highway from Nadlac to Pecica are handled by a consortium formed by Astaldi and Max Boegl Romania, who took over the construction works from Romstrade company in 2013, the construction works done up to that point representing 27 per cent. This section is the last in Romania, the westernmost, and will link the highway from the old Corridor IV (Nadlac-Arad-Timisoara-Lugoj-Deva-Sibiu) to the highways in Hungary and Western Europe.
So far this year Romania has inaugurated a single highway section, spanning 22 kilometers: section 3 of the Orastie-Sibiu highway which allows the uninterrupted use of 126 km of highway from Sibiu to Deva. This is the country’s third highway with a length that surpasses 100 km.