New Romanian motorway improves accessibility for thousands

Constructing 77 km of the new Lugoj to Deva motorway in western Romania should help to reduce accident rates and speed up journey times. The motorway also looks set to improve access to the country’s road network for the region’s 687 000 inhabitants, particularly residents of Timis County.

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In addition to building three sections of the new road between Dumbrava and Deva, the programme of works includes five bridges, six viaducts, four interchanges, two maintenance centres and two parking areas. The investment aims to reduce accidents rates by up to 62 % while cutting journey times between Dumbrava and Deva by 21 minutes.

Wider benefits

Commuters, national and international travellers all benefit from the scheme. The Lugoj-Deva route forms part of the EU’s trans-European transport network (TEN-T). Billions of Euros are being invested through TEN-T to improve transport infrastructure so that people and goods can travel more easily in and between the Member States.

The project creates 1 500 jobs during the implementation phase and 90 when the road becomes operational.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Construction of Lugoj – Deva Motorway (section Dumbrava - Deva)” is EUR 173 188 479, of which the EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 147 210 207 from the Operational Programme “Transport” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority “Modernisation and development of TEN-T core network aiming at sustainable transport system integrated with EU transport networks”.

Draft date

02/09/2015