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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. No contractors are selected for any of the remaining sections.


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

SectionStatusOpening
I.Bucharest - PloiestiPartially openJuly 2012; 2016-2017
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; 3.3 km to be opened in 2017 (canceled contract, re-tender in progress).


  • 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 operational, remainder under construction/contracts due to be signed

Length: 108.5 km


Opening dates: 2009-2010 for Campia Turzii - Gilau, 2016 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. Contractors: Lemacons, Vega 93 and Arcada Company. Cost: 179.79 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 12 months. Contract signed in March 2015
  • 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: Strabag SRL and Straco Group SRL. Cost: 397.72 Million RON excluding VAT. Execution duration: 16 months. Contract due to be signed
  • 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: 2014-2020 (estimated), 2016 for Gilau - Nadaselu, 2016 for Nadaselu - Mihaiesti, 2016 for Mihaiesti - Suplacu de Barcau, May 2017 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.

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: Apr 2016; cost: 258.2 Million RON + VAT. A tender was launched for the segment between Gilau and Mihaiesti.

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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