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A3 Motorway Bucharest - Bors

Length: 603 km. Status:

Color map: Open (18%); under construction (16%); planned (66%).

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.


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

SectionStatusOpening
I.Bucharest - PloiestiPartially open, remainder under constructionJuly 2012; 2017
II.Ploiesti - BrasovPlannedn/a
III.Brasov - Tg. MuresPlannedn/a
IV.Tg. Mures - GilauPartially open2009, 2010, 2017
V.Gilau - BorsPartially under construction2017

I.Section Bucharest - Ploiesti


Status: Partially open, remainder under construction

Length: 62 km

Opening date: July 2012 for 55.5 km (Bucharest Ringroad - Ploiest). 6.5km to be opened in 2017. For the final 3.3km (out of 6.5) the selected contractor is the Aktor-Euroconstruct consortium, price: 129.2 Million RON.



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II.Section Ploiesti - Brasov


Status: Planned

Length: 106.6 km

Opening date: n/a


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. Two sections of Comarnic-Brasov (10km in total) are currently being tendered.


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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 operational, remainder under construction/contracts due to be signed

Length: 108.5 km


Opening dates: 2009-2010 for Campia Turzii - Gilau, 2017 for Targu Mures - Ogra - Campia Turzii

The section is split into two sections. Section 2A Targu Mures - Ogra - Campia Turzii, 56.5 km; contractors were selected for this segment, contracts are due to be signed soon:

  • Segment 1 Targu Mures - Ogra (Targu Mures - Ungheni), 9.2 km. Contract signed in March 2015 and canceled in April 2016
  • Segment 2 Targu Mures - Ogra (Ungheni - Ogra), 10.1 km. Contractors: Strabag SRL and Straco Group SRL. Cost: 251.35 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 12 months. Contract signed in February 2015
  • Segment 1 Ogra - Campia Turzii (Ogra - Iernut), 3.6 km. Contractors: Geiger Transilvania SRL and Wilhelm Geiger GmbH & Co. KG. Cost: 69.17 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 12 months. Contract signed in February 2015
  • Segment 2 Ogra - Campia Turzii (Iernut - Cehtani), 17.9 km. Contractors: Astaldi, Max Boegl Romania, Astalrom and Consitrans. Cost: 437.63 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 16 months.
  • Segment 3 Ogra - Campia Turzii (Chetani - Campia Turzii), 15.7 km. Contractors: Straco Group SRL, Specialist Consulting SRL and Total Road SRL. Cost: 279.74 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 12 months. Contract signed in February 2015
Section 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: 2017

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.

The stretch between Gilau and Nadaselu (8.7 km, part of section 3A) is under construction - contract signed with UMB Spedition-Tehnostrade in April 2013; expected completion: 2017; cost: 258.2 Million RON + VAT. For the segment between Gilau and Mihaiesti the contract was signed in May 2016 with the consortium led by Impresa Construzioni Giuseppe Maltauro SpA, contract price 446,127,400.01 RON excluding VAT, execution duration: 18 months.

A contractor was selected for finishing works on the segment between Suplacu de Barcau and Bors (started previously by Bechtel). The winning consortium consists of Corsan-Corviam Construccion SA, Consinit SRL, Road Consulting & Design Solution SRL and Via Design SRL; contract value: 701 Million RON exclusing VAT. Contract was signed in May 2015.


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