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Old October 23rd, 2012, 09:36 PM   #5121
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A good estimate of motorway progress by year:

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Functional 2011:
A1: Bucuresti – Pitesti byass: 111,2 km
A1: Sibiu bypass: 17,6 km
A1: Timisoara – Arad: 32,25 km
A2: Bucuresti – Cernavoda: 151,7 km
A2: Murfatlar - Constanta: 14,5 km
A3: Gilau – Campia Turzii: 52 km
A4: Constanta bypass: 10,9 km

TOTAL FUNCTIONAL 2011: 390,15 km

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Openings 2012:
A1: Arad bypass: 12,25 km
A1: Timisoara – Lugoj: 9,5 km (Lotul 1: Timisoara – Izvin)
A1: Deva – Orastie: 32,8 km
A2: Medgidia – Murfatlar: 16,3 km
A2: Cernavoda – Medgidia: 20 km
A3: Bucuresti – Ploiesti: 55,5 km
A4: Constanta bypass: 11,2 km

TOTAL OPENINGS 2012: 157,55 km

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Openings 2013:
A1: Arad – Nadlac: 38,9 km
A1: Lugoj – Deva: 27,4 km (Lotul 1: Lugoj - Dumbrava)
A1: Orastie – Sibiu: 82,1 km
A3: Dolea - Sarsig: 18 km
A3: Surplacu de Barcau – Bors: 64 km - minus 18 km Dolea - Sarsig
A3: Gilau – Nadaselu: 8,7 km
A3: Intrarea in Bucuresti: 6,5 km

TOTAL OPENINGS 2013: 221,1 km

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Operational motorway kms 2008 - 2013:
2008: 262,9 km
2009: 304,9 km
2010: 332,5 km
2011: 390,15 km
2012: 514,9 km
2013: 775,3 km
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 11:56 PM   #5122
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amazing progress from Romania, keep it up!
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Old October 24th, 2012, 01:12 AM   #5123
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A good estimate of motorway progress by year:
LeClerk , u are an over optimistic ! There is no chance for openings in 2013 regarding A3 !!! I dont know if you were there , but they have to work at least 2 years for now on IF they will get financing ! But they don t, so..dream on. As for the Gilau Nadaselu lot , they even don t know the contractor !!!
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Old October 24th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #5124
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When was this Bucuresti - Focsani - Iasi road built? Was it under Ceausescu or in the years of democracy? Can you post some pictures of it please?
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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #5125
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LeClerk , u are an over optimistic ! There is no chance for openings in 2013 regarding A3 !!! I dont know if you were there , but they have to work at least 2 years for now on IF they will get financing ! But they don t, so..dream on. As for the Gilau Nadaselu lot , they even don t know the contractor !!!
A3 (Bors-Suplacu) is at 60% completed AFAIK, so they do have chances of completion next year if funding is available, as planned.

As for Gilau-Nadaselu, it's not clear it's on the map.

PS: This "you are an optimist" becomes boring.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #5126
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When was this Bucuresti - Focsani - Iasi road built? Was it under Ceausescu or in the years of democracy? Can you post some pictures of it please?
It was built during communist regime, but greatly upgraded in the 90s, when it was made into a 1.5+1.5 road:

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Old October 24th, 2012, 09:11 AM   #5127
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It was built during communist regime, but greatly upgraded in the 90s, when it was made into a 1.5+1.5 road:

the picture is taken between Ramnicu Sarat and Buzau section (near the vilage of Comisoaia) where there is a 2+2 road. In rest, it's 1.5 +1.5 road.

Example: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/66172...=kh.google.com
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Old October 24th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #5128
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I like the map posted by Le Clerk, prepared by skynick.
the only thing I am "worried with" is that there is no plan for North-East part of Romania. it does not look optimistic. no modern road connection in the nearest years. soon it will become the poorest part of the country. if not already ...

as for openings in 2013: lets wait till the end of 2013. time will tell.

although I do not like the le clerk approach - apparently he might be right with the total figure for 2013.
why ?

this is not the first time (not only in Romania) that not-finished motorway is opened for traffic. I guess this time could be similar. there will be - for example - only one lane passable in one direction, not finished crossings, speed barriers, water ducts, etc.

so will there be 220 km of new motorway sections opened in 2013?
yes.
what is the percentage of the real motorway standard sections opened in 2013 ?
we can only guess.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #5129
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Moldova, partially included in the North-East Region was intentionally "forgotten" by the capital. It' only used for political interests. Even the policy is pro-west, pro European Union. Even thou there is a corridor (pan european corridor IX is eligible for 85 % european financial as CIV) which passes through Moldova, there is no intention/support for building a motorway. After the full completion of C IV (including the Sibiu-Pitesti section), maybe the Bucharest will take a look and observe that Romania contains also Moldova. The national border is Prut River in the eastern part...
Time will tell!

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I like the map posted by Le Clerk, prepared by skynick.
the only thing I am "worried with" is that there is no plan for North-East part of Romania. it does not look optimistic. no modern road connection in the nearest years. soon it will become the poorest part of the country. if not already ...

as for openings in 2013: lets wait till the end of 2013. time will tell.

although I do not like the le clerk approach - apparently he might be right with the total figure for 2013.
why ?

this is not the first time (not only in Romania) that not-finished motorway is opened for traffic. I guess this time could be similar. there will be - for example - only one lane passable in one direction, not finished crossings, speed barriers, water ducts, etc.

so will there be 220 km of new motorway sections opened in 2013?
yes.
what is the percentage of the real motorway standard sections opened in 2013 ?
we can only guess.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #5130
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Moldova, partially included in the North-East Region was intentionally "forgotten" by the capital. It' only used for political interests. Even the policy is pro-west, pro European Union. Even thou there is a corridor (pan european corridor IX is eligible for 85 % european financial as CIV) which passes through Moldova, there is no intention/support for building a motorway. After the full completion of C IV (including the Sibiu-Pitesti section), maybe the Bucharest will take a look and observe that Romania contains also Moldova. The national border is Prut River in the eastern part...
Time will tell!
The priority in terms of motorways during 2007-2013, both for EU and Romania, was to connect Bucharest and Constanta with Western Europe, and the other cities along the way - C IV. This was a stategical choice, not to forget any region.

The priority during 2014-2020 will be to complete this connection with Sibiu-Pitesti and probably to work on C IX (Ploiesti-Albita).
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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #5131
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The road company has confirmed today that Deva-Orastie section of A1 (32.5 km) will be opened in December. We'll see.

http://www.digi24.ro/stire/Pana-la-s...tostrada_52673
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Old October 24th, 2012, 01:05 PM   #5132
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I agree the priority for Romania right now are to connect the country with western Europe, that's where most trade and passenger transport will go to. On the other hand, northeastern Romania is poorly connected, especially east-west through the Carpathian Mountains. Travel times can be cut significantly with the construction of motorways in that region. One of the reasons why this area is lagging behind is also the poor infrastructure.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #5133
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They finally opened today Timisoara-Lugoj (LOT 1) - 9.5 km
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A first segment of the Timisoara – Lugoj highway in Romania, of some 9.5 kilometers, was recently opened for traffic, with work finished six months ahead of schedule. The segment connects Timisoara to Remetea Mare, allowing cars coming from Lugoj to bypass Timisoara. Unlike many other highway openings in Romania, this one was not attended by any Government representatives, but only by local highways company representatives and construction companies’ employees. The consortium Spedition UMB- Tehnostrade – Carena SpA Impresa di Construzioni worked on the highway. In recent years, most highway segment inaugurations were attended by Prime Ministers and Transport Ministers.“From what we know, this is the first highway segment finished before the contracted deadline. The highway segment is finished, with no speed restrictions, Next week, the Regional Roads and Highways Company will take over its administration, and in two weeks, after ending the maintenance bid, the service spaces will open,” said Ioan Ambruş, head of the Regional Roads and Highways Company Timisoara. Work on this segment started in October last year and the contract was worth some EUR 56 million, most of which came from EU funding.A second segment of the same highway, of 26.5 kilometers, is being reviewed by the National Roads and Highways Company. The Timisoara – Lugoj highway is 35 kilometers long and will be part of the IV Pan – European Corridor.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #5134
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A few pictures from MHN:

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Cateva chestiuni oarecum ciudate (dupa parerea mea) de pe recent inauguratul segment Giarmata-Izvin (adica Lotul I din A1 TM-Lugoj):

Abordare oarecum inexacta: teoretic dupa indicator, ar trebui sa fie 9 km pana in TM, in conditiile in care lotul inaugurat are 9.5 Km + 0.5 Km bretea intrare + 1 Km drum legatura denumit DN6F pana la sensul giratoriu situat la intersectia cu DN6 + 8 Km de la sensul giaratoriu DN6F/DN6 pana la Centura TM de NE (prin 2 localitati). Abordarea corecta ar fi trebuit sa fie: "Timisoara Est", avand in vedere ca pe acest drum venim tocmai din Timisoara si vedem indicatorul de mai jos:


Camion pe contrasens, care imi da disperat flash-uri cu farurile ca sa nu intru pe bretea, caci nu ar fi avut pe unde iesi:


Sensul giratoriu nu mai exsita, contrar indicatorului:


3 benzi pe acest sens din cauza scurtei urcari pe deal, fix la unirea lotului AR Sud-Giarmata cu Giarmata-Izvin?!
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I agree the priority for Romania right now are to connect the country with western Europe, that's where most trade and passenger transport will go to. On the other hand, northeastern Romania is poorly connected, especially east-west through the Carpathian Mountains. Travel times can be cut significantly with the construction of motorways in that region. One of the reasons why this area is lagging behind is also the poor infrastructure.
There are 2 major projects connecting East Romania to Western Europe:

1. C IX which should be started in 2014;
2. Extension of Transylvania Motorway from Tg Mures to Iasi (which was approved under TEN-T). This is a very expensive project and remains to be seen whether can be started by 2020.

BTW: TEN-T in Romania:

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What do you mean? The section has been opened to traffic as of this morning.
Sorry, I meant on Google Maps.
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it is a pity north-east of Romania was somhow left alone. I understand the need to have a fast link between Constanta and EU, but still 2/3rd of Romanian teritory has no access to that link. again I do not understand it is now - lets speak frankly - left for its own.

I do not get it the construction works plan is going to see the sunlight around 2020. leaving this part of Romania "for its own" for next 10 years makes one thing clear: it will become (remain?) the poorest part of EU for a long time.
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it is a pity north-east of Romania was somhow left alone. I understand the need to have a fast link between Constanta and EU, but still 2/3rd of Romanian teritory has no access to that link. again I do not understand it is now - lets speak frankly - left for its own.

I do not get it the construction works plan is going to see the sunlight around 2020. leaving this part of Romania "for its own" for next 10 years makes one thing clear: it will become (remain?) the poorest part of EU for a long time.
The region still has an important link with Bucharest on DN2 (discussed above), but it needs a connection with Transylvania through ther extension of Transilvania Motorway. This is a project now under feasibility study, but the estimated cost is staggering ~ EUR 6 billion for 310 km, most of it through mountains. The huge cost makes it a very distant project unfortunatelly.Even if it is TEN-T, the EU won't give more than 35% of the cost, so that leaves a huge amount on Romania. If the EU won't place it into a corridor and allot 85% funding, it's going to be very difficult to get the money.

Otherwise, a new connection with Bucharest though C IX should be started in 2014, as I said, with 85% EU money, and completed by 2022 roughly.

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First vid of Timisoara-Lugoj Lot1:

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Today, the Romanian and BUlgarian PMs inaugurated the Calafat-Vidin Danube Bridge 2:

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Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday voiced hopes that he and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov will be the first to cross by car the bridge over the Danube at Calafat-Vidin, saying that April-May 2013 would be a realistic deadline for the opening of the bridge.


Ponta was a on a working visit to the bridge that links Romania to Bulgaria being built by the two countries, 95 percent of which is completed in Romania.

'I hope that together with Boyko we will be here in the first car that will cross the bridge,' said Ponta.

'And Commissioner Hahn,' said Borisov.

'I will come by bicycle,' replied European Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn.


Ponta underscored the need to build the related infrastructure, insisting that without this infrastructure the bridge would be unusable.

'The railway and the road are equally important as the bridge. In my opinion, the completion of the bridge is just the beginning of the related infrastructure projects. We have to work together on this and we need the aid of the European Commission as well as funds to improve the infrastructure. Then, politicians will have to make decisions more quicker,' said Ponta.

He added that in the time since the initiative to build the bridge was taken and the works ended in Romania, five prime ministers were in office.

The decision to build the Calafat-Vidin Bridge was taken under an agreement between the Romanian Government and the Bulgarian Government on technical, financial legal and organisational matters pertaining to the construction of a mixed road and railway border bridge between Romania and Bulgaria over the Danube, signed on June 5, 2000 in Bucharest.
http://www.agerpres.ro/english/index...in-bridge.html

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