142 km of motorway due for delivery this year

A total stretch of 142 kilometers of motorway will be opened to traffic this year, with the first delivery due this May, on the Deva-Orastie segment (northwest of Bucharest, Hunedoara County), which is part of Corridor IV, Minister-delegate for infrastructure Projects of National Interest Dan Sova told the ProTV broadcaster on May 12. According to the official, motorway deliveries are not free of problems, citing as an example the Orastie – Sibiu segment, lot 3, where the contractors have to deal with a 6 km-long landslide. "The initial technical solution was to build a tunnel, meanwhile they thought they can build without a tunnel, but then the ground crumbled. The opening deadline is 18 months from the date this problem is solved," the Minister said.