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A3 Motorway Bucharest - Bors

Length: 584 km. Status:

Color map: Open (19%); under construction (0%); planned (79%).

The A3 Motorway, also called the Transylvania Motorway, connects Bucharest with the border with Hungary at Bors. Two sections of the motorway are open: Bucharest - Ploiesti (with the exception of 6.5 km still under construction) and Campia Turzii - Gilau. No contractors are selected for any of the remaining sections.

For detailed information please choose a section from the list below:

I.Bucharest - PloiestiPartially openJuly 2012; 2016 for the remaining 6.5 km
II.Ploiesti - BrasovPlanned2018 (partially)
III.Brasov - Tg. MuresPlanned2016 (partially,estimated)
IV.Tg. Mures - GilauPartially open2009, 2010, 2016
V.Gilau - BorsPlanned2016-2017

I.Section Bucharest - Ploiesti

Status: Under construction

Length: 62 km

Opening date: July 2012 for Moara Vlasiei - Ploiesti and for a partial segment of Bucharest - Moara Vlasiei (Bucharest Ringroad - Moara Vlasiei); 3.2 km to be opened in 2016; for 3.3 km there is no announced date (canceled contract).

  • Segment 1 - 19,5 km: Contractors: Pizzarotti and Tirrena Scavi, Cost: 318.6 Million EUR. Contract will be canceled for the remaining 6.5 km.
  • Segment 2 - 42,5 km: Contractors: Spedition UMB, Euroconstruct Trading and Pa&Co, Cost: 492 Million EUR

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II.Section Ploiesti - Brasov

Status: Planned

Length: 106.6 km

Opening date: 2018 for Comarnic - Brasov

The section is split into two segments: Ploiesti - Comarnic with a length of 48.6 km and Comarnic - Brasov with a length of 58.0 km. The latter is split into two subsections (Comarnic-Predeal and Predeal-Brasov) and is currently tendered for a concession agreement (announced tender winner: Vinci-Strabag-Aktor consortium).

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III.Section Brasov - Tg. Mures

Status: Planned

Length: 161 km

The section is split into three segments: Segment 1A Brasov (Cristian) - Fagaras with a length of 53 km, Segment 1B Fagaras - Sighisoara, 52 km, and Segment 1C Sighisoara - Tg. Mures (Ogra), 56 km. There are no contractors selected for any of these segments, after the Bechtel contract was cancelled.

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IV.Tg. Mures - Gilau

Status: Partially operationa;

Length: 90 km

Opening dates: 2009-2010 for Campia Turzii - Gilau, 2016 for the three segments of Targu Mures - Orga - Campia Turzii

The section is split into two segments. Segment 2A Targu Mures (Ogra) - Campia Turzii, 36 km, is planned but no contractor has been selected after the contract with Bechtel was cancelled; this could be one of the first segments on A3 to be re-tendered.

Segment 2B Campia Turzii - Gilau (Cluj-Napoca Vest), 52 km, is Open (42 km opened in 2009, 10 km opened in 2010).

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V.Gilau - Bors

Status: Partially under construction

Opening dates: 2014-2020 (estimated), 2016 for Gilau - Nadaselu, 2016 for Nadaselu - Mihaiesti, 2017 for Mihaiesti - Suplacu de Barcau, 2016 for Suplacu de Barcau - Bors

Length: 164 km

The section is split into three segments: 3A Gilau (Cluj-Napoca Vest) - Mihaiesti, 24 km, 3B Mihaiesti - Suplacu de Barcau, 76 km, and 3C Suplacu de Barcau - Bors, 64 km. No contractors were selected for any of these sections after the contract with Bechtel was cancelled (except for an 8.7km stretch between Gilau and Nadselu - see below).

The stretch between Gilau and Nadaselu (8.7 km, part of section 3A) is under construction - contract signed with UMB Spedition in April 2013; expected completion: Apr 2015; cost: 258.2 Million RON + VAT.

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