Romania: more A1 Sibiu-Pitesti work starts

The 30km Pitesti-Curtea de Arges stretch of the A1 motorway is part of Pan-European Corridor 4.
Earthmoving & Earth Compaction / June 30, 2021 1 minute Read
By David Arminas
The latest A1 project - part of Romania’s larger 122km Sibiu-Pitesti motorway (photo © Ivaylo Sarayski/Dreamstime)

Work has started on the 30km Pitesti-Curtea de Arges stretch of Romania’s A1 motorway, part of the Pan-European Corridor 4.

The latest A1 project - part of Romania’s larger 122km Sibiu-Pitesti motorway - includes construction of 13 bridges, a viaduct, three passages, three junctions, two services areas, two road maintenance centres and two short-term car parks.

Cost is estimated at €345.6 million (US$418.5 million) with completion within 60 months, according to an announcement by Catalin Drula, Romania's minister of Transport Minister.

Meanwhile, work is on schedule on the first section of the Sibiu-Pitesti motorway, according to Romanian media. The 13.7km segment stretches from the town of Boita to the city of Sibiu and cost estimated at €124.4 million ($147.6 million). Construction work began in March last year and completion is set for 2023.

The Sibiu-Pitesti motorway includes work on five segments: Sibiu-Boita, Boita-Cornetu, Cornetu-Tigveni, Tigveni-Curtea de Arges and Curtea de Arges-Pitesti.