Romania’s transport ministry says it plans to build animal crossings over the A1 motorway between Lugoj and Deva in the west of the country.
The crossings will be over a 9km section of the A1 and cost around €180 million, said Razvan Cuc, the transport minister. Tenders will be issued for both the design and construction with work to start by the end of the summer.
When completed, likely by the end of this year, the A1 will be 576km long and run across Romania in a south-east to north-west direction. The motorway starts in the western part of the capital Bucharest and connects the cities of Pitești, Sibiu, Deva, Timișoara and Arad, reaching Hungary's M43 motorway near Nădlac.
Meanwhile, the Constructii-Hidroelektra Mehanizacija joint venture has won the tender for construction of a Transylvania motorway segment between Suplacu de Barca and Chiribis. The 26km stretch could cost nearly €77.5 million. It will have 19 bridges, viaducts and passageways.
Another Transylvania motorway contract was won by the Trameco-Vehostav consortium for construction of a 28.5km stretch between Chiribis and Biharia. The deal is worth around €69 million and includes 18 bridges, passageways and viaducts.