Sibiu-Pitesti Highway, Lot 3
Start of works
Data updated to May 2022
Awarded on May 2022, the contract worth more than €1 billion to lead a consortium to build Lot 3 of the Sibiu-Pitesti Highway in Romaniais about the most complex part of the highway. The Lot 3 project will cross the Carpathian Mountains between Cornetu and Tigveni for 37.4 kilometres, of which 12.5 kilometres will include bridges and viaducts, and a 1.7 kilometre long twin tunnel.
Webuild is already working on Lot 5 of the Sibiu-Pitesti Highway, located 10 kilometres from Lot 3.
Lot 3 includes the design and construction of more than 23 kilometres of a double-lane highway, two interchanges at Valeni and Cornetu, 18 kilometres of consolidation works, the construction of a maintenance and control centre, and work to preserve the environment.
In addition, the Lot 3 project also foresees animals crossing the Olt River. The new highway will help reduce traffic congestion between Cornetu and Tigveni by proving an alternative route to national roads and construction works will create more than 40,000 jobs.
Commissioned by Compagnia Nationala de Administrare a Infrastructurii Rutiere (CNAIR) on behalf of the Romania’s transport and infrastructure ministry, the work will be done by a consortium led by Webuild with a 90% stake. Local partner Tancrad will have 10%. The contract will be 85% financed by European Union funds and the remaining 15% by state funds.
Once completed, the Sibiu-Pitesti will be more than 122 kilometres long, connecting central and western Romania to Europe’s highway network as part of the Rhine-Danube Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).