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Targu Mures-Iasi-Ungheni Motorway section

  • Country: Romania
  • Mode: Road
  • Investment Volume: 8.5 Billion Euro
  • Project status: Priority

Applicant, Sponsor, Beneficiary, Promoter

Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Romania
TRACECA National Secretariat
National Company of Motorways and National Roads of Romania

Geographical Description

Geographical Description
The motorway section Targu Mures–Iasi–Ungheni / border with
Republic of Moldova:
• Located in the north-eastern part of Romania and connects the
central part of the country with the Romanian/Moldavian border;
• The section also links two Pan–European Corridors, no. IV and
no. IX. The route is favourable as it connects Bulgaria to Hungary
(partly through Pan – European Corridor no. IX and partly through
Transilvania’s motorway) yet simultaneously operates with the
existing national infrastructure;
• The route is also considered to be an exit to Ukraine, using the
national road infrastructure.

The new direct link to the Moldavian border will attract traffic flow
from Bulgaria, to Romania and further to the Republic of Moldova
or Hungary. The route, which will be fully operational after
finalizing Corridor no. IV (Nadlac (Hu/Ro cross border)–Arad–
Cernavoda–Constanta) as well as Pan-European Corridor no. IX
and Transilvanian motorway.
• The location of the future motorway sections will also encourage
regional development along the Moldavian/Romanian crossborder.
The economic environment could be stimulated and
eligible for European Regional Funds

Technical Description

Technical Description
Design speed: 130 km/h
Length: aprox. 310 km
Motorway cross-section:
platform – 26.00 m; carriageway – 4 x 3.75 m;
middle lane – 3.00 m; emergency lane – 2 x 2.50 m;
shoulders – 2 x 0.50 m; employment bands – 4 x 0.50 m;
parapets space (outside the platform) – 0.75 m
Cross-section for link roads:
carriageway – 2 x 3.50 m; shoulders – 2 x 1.00 m, out of which:
employment bands – 2 x 0.50 m; platform – 10.00 m.
• Land acquisition: Estimated in the Feasibility Study

Economic Description / Assessment

Socio-Economic description

• Tourism
• Historical locations
• Culture at each connecting link in the road
• Regional potential for sport attractions

Stimulate the development of: Wood & Ceramics, Manufacture, Agriculture, Wine industry.

• Wood & Ceramic
• Industry of wine in sites identified as historical production
• Agriculture opportunities
• Promotion of local tourism



Source of Repayment

PPP, based on fares for daily usage

• Private investors interest in the project – During high level bilateral
meetings investors from European and Asian countries displayed
interest in the project’s implementation.
• PPP laws – Romania has recently approved the Law that rules the PPP
• Pre-Feasibility Study has been completed
• Feasibility Study due to be completed by the end of February 2012

Related Investments

Estimated project repayment time - 10 years to cover the initial costs
Forecast years
• At least 3 years for construction, based on the experience of similar
contracts; the length will be divided into 3 sectors: Tg. Mures – Ditrau
– Tg. Neamt - Ungheni
Investment costs – 8.5 billion Euros
• Costs for development of design documentation (feasibility study,
engineering design, details of execution);
• Expenses for consultancy and technical assistance;
• Costs associated with obtaining necessary approvals and
agreements in principle for the investment;
• Expenses for training documents during the procedure for awarding
the contract;
• Construction costs.


National Company of Motorway and National Roads from Romania
General Manager
Email: dirgen@andnet.ro
Planning and Strategy Office
Head – Office – eng. Cristina AMARAZEANU
Email: Cristina.amarazeanu@andnet.ro