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Old January 13th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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A3 Motorway | Bucharest–Borș

A3 Motorway thread

Bucharest – Ploieşti – Braşov – Târgu Mureș – Cluj-Napoca – Zalău – Oradea – Borș –> Hungary



For up-to-date information about A3 motorway construction development please visit Romanian Motorways - Index and Statistics thread.

Pentru informații la zi despre construcția autostrăzii A3 vă rugăm să vizitați thread-ul Romanian Motorways - Index and Statistics


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Transilvania Highway Project, Romania (A3) www.autostradatransilvania.ro
It is currently the largest highway project in Europe - completion 2013



A four-lane, 415 km highway, stretching northwest from Brasov in central Romania to Oradea on the country's border with Hungary.
The motorway will stretch southeast to northwest over the whole of Transylvania, passing by the following cities: Brasov, Fagaras, Sighisoara, Targu Mures, Cluj-Napoca, Zalau and Oradea. The alignment will start near Brasov, a city located at an altitude of almost 600 meters, will cross the Transylvanian plateau at an altitude of 300-400 m, then it will skirt to the north of Apuseni Carpathians, finally crossing the Crisanei plain at an altitude of approximately 130 m. The motorway will be sponsored and owned by the Government of Romania.

Total Length: 415 km
Motorway Width: 26 m
Carriageways: 2 x 7.5 m

VOLUME OF WORKS:
Number of Motorway Structures/Total Length: 267 / 55.5 km
(Bridges/Viaducts carrying the motorway)
Overpasses: 94
Underpasses: 58
Interchanghes: 16


Latest Pictures (Jan 2007)
Structure backfill at km 26+200 AND Foundations at km 26+230


T-Beams installation at km 34+167 AND Piling at km 24+417


Foundations at km 25+383 AND Elevation at km 37+715


Elevation at km 38+085 AND Elevation at km 32+813


Precast ditches at km 25 AND Structures at km 21+911 – platforms


Pierhead at km 32+813 AND Hydro-seeding upper slope at km 16+720


Works at km 31+594


Load test at km 31+594 AND "T" beam concreting


Abutment elevation at km 34+956 AND Rebar work at km 31+287



Update ... March 2007





June 2007 update











Romania to have longest viaduct in Eastern Europe
28.06.2007 - Gardianul

The largest viaduct in Eastern Europe, 1.8 km in length, is to be erected in the neighborhood of Suplacu de Barcau settlement, on the Autostrada Transilvania alignment. The viaduct will be built by the Bechtel Company, following an investment of approximately 60 million EUR (Mediafax). “This viaduct was not included in the Feasibility Study and thus it will increase cost by approximately 60 million EUR, representing the value of the works“, declared Mihai Grecu, general manager of the National Company of Motorways and National Roads. The official also mentioned that the Suplacu de Barcau-Bors section of Autostrada Transilvania is to be finished in 2009, together with the viaduct. According to the official, Bechtel works on this section are progressing at the pace established with the authorities.



and more old news ...

Tariceanu satisfied with Bechtel: "You go ahead and start, we'll bring in the money"
18.05.2007 - hotnews
Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu declared himself satisfied with Bechtel's pace of works on the motorway section between Turda and Cluj
details

Multicultural 1st of May picnic at Bechtel
02.05.2007 - Can Can
Everyone together. Turks, Indians, Canadians, Americans and Romanians together spend Labor Day with traditional food and games
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Asphalt works on Transilvania motorway will start this summer
27.04.2007 - Gandul
Bechtel representatives presented yesterday to journalists of Cluj details related to the status of works on Autostrada Transilvania and promised that this summer asphalt casting works will start as well
details

Bechtel promises motorway next year
27.04.2007 - Ziarul Clujeanului
The sub-section Câmpia Turzii - Gilău of the Transilvania motorway might become functional starting with 2008
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Old January 13th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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“DACĂ VISUL UNORA A FOST SĂ AJUNGĂ ÎN COSMOS, EU VIAŢA ÎNTREAGĂ AM VISAT SĂ TREC PRUTUL” (GRIGORE VIERU)
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Old January 13th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Transilvania Motorway Interactive Map - http://autopalya.adatbank.transindex.ro/

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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #4
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I hope this will be the first REAL Romanian motorway. Current segment of A1 is a joke, and A2 is not that great either.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #5
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A2 is shortly turning into a disaster. There are some nasty potholes already between Fundulea and Drajna. Some are consecutive, for tens of metres, one after another.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #6
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Old January 14th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #7
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Yes, disaster isn't a tough work given that the works are recent. You've got to see them to believe them.
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Any plans to extend it to the Bulgarian border and the bridge?
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Old January 14th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #9
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Yes, disaster isn't a tough work given that the works are recent. You've got to see them to believe them.
I think it is normal for some potholes to come up after 4 years of usage (it's asphalt in the end). I am sure they'll fix it in the spring.
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You definitely didn't see them.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #11
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You definitely didn't see them.
Yes, I did. I travel quite frequently on that route. They are annoying, indeed, but I think it's a bit exagerrate not to expect potholes 4 years after the section was put into use, considering the amount of sand and salt the highway administration had to pour to fight the snow and ice.

They cannot fix it now, because it's not feasible, but I hope they will fix it in spring.
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Any plans to extend it to the Bulgarian border and the bridge?
No plans as yet to extend the highway to the Bulgarian border AFAIK. As of now, the highway priority for the Government is to link the country with Hungary, Bucharest with Transilvania, and Moldova with Bucharest and Transilvania. So, the gov is concentrating more on the N side of Romania and Bucharest. However, I noticed there are tender procedures for transforming the Craiova-Calafat road into an express route, and further connect Craiova to the Pitesti-Bucuresti highway through an express route. There's also an express route between Bucharest and Giurgiu.

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Timisoara - Drobeta - Calafat Motorway could be considered as a middle-term priority (as being on the southern branch of the TEN-T Pritority Axis VII) and should probably be financed in the next programming period for Structural and Cohesion Fund (2013 - 2020). Meanwhile, NR 56A (Drobeta - Calafat) is under rehabilitation and the detailed design elaboration for future road and railway links to the Calafat - Vidin Bridge is on-going.
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Timisoara - Drobeta - Calafat Motorway could be considered as a middle-term priority (as being on the southern branch of the TEN-T Pritority Axis VII) and should probably be financed in the next programming period for Structural and Cohesion Fund (2013 - 2020). Meanwhile, NR 56A (Drobeta - Calafat) is under rehabilitation and the detailed design elaboration for future road and railway links to the Calafat - Vidin Bridge is on-going.
What about Craiova-Calafat express route? I looked it up on the CNADR and it said it was under tender procedures.
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NR 56 (Craiova - Calafat) is included in the 5th national road rehabilitation stage together with Calafat - Drobeta section (among others) but as far as I know the road should not be widened but only upgraded for a 11,5 tons/axle bearing capacity. This section has been splited in two lots and the contracts should be awarded in the coming period.

I shall check tommorow if are there any new plans for upgrading this national road to expresseway standards or, at least, for a 4 lanes widening.
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NR 56 (Craiova - Calafat) is included in the 5th national road rehabilitation stage together with Calafat - Drobeta section (among others) but as far as I know the road should not be widened but only upgraded for a 11,5 tons/axle bearing capacity. This section has been splited in two lots and the contracts should be awarded in the coming period.

I shall check tommorow if are there any new plans for upgrading this national road to expresseway standards or, at least, for a 4 lanes widening.
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Works for Comarnic - Brasov segment, the southerly extension of Transilvania motorway towards Bucharest, to start in 2009. The tender procedures has been started.

for details(romanian only):
http://www.transilvaniaexpres.ro/ind..._articol=73516
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Romania to have longest viaduct in Eastern Europe
28.06.2007 - Gardianul

The largest viaduct in Eastern Europe, 1.8 km in length, is to be erected in the neighborhood of Suplacu de Barcau settlement, on the Autostrada Transilvania alignment. The viaduct will be built by the Bechtel Company, following an investment of approximately 60 million EUR (Mediafax). “This viaduct was not included in the Feasibility Study and thus it will increase cost by approximately 60 million EUR, representing the value of the works“, declared Mihai Grecu, general manager of the National Company of Motorways and National Roads. The official also mentioned that the Suplacu de Barcau-Bors section of Autostrada Transilvania is to be finished in 2009, together with the viaduct. According to the official, Bechtel works on this section are progressing at the pace established with the authorities.
Exactly how long?

We have a pretty long too...

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it is written in nebunu's post you just quoted : 1.8 km long
How long is yours anyway ?
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it is written in nebunu's post you just quoted : 1.8 km long
How long is yours anyway ?
1872m between the 2 dilatation parts.
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