East–West Motorway (Romania)
The A8 motorway (Romanian: Autostrada A8), also known as The Union Motorway (Romanian: Autostrada Unirii) or the East-West Motorway (Romanian: Autostrada Est-Vest) is a planned motorway in Romania, that will cross the Eastern Carpathians to connect the historical regions of Moldavia and Transylvania.
|The Union Motorway|
|Maintained by Compania Națională de Autostrăzi și Drumuri Naționale din România|
|Length||310 km (190 mi)|
|East end||Ungheni near Iași (border with Moldova)|
|West end||junction with A3 near Târgu Mureș|
|Motorways in Romania
With a total length of 318.8 kilometres (198.1 mi), and an estimated cost of 4.07 billion €, A8 will have the following route (from east to west): Ungheni - border with Moldova, Iași, Târgu Frumos, Pașcani, Târgu Neamț, Poiana Largului, Tulgheș, Ditrău, Sovata, Târgu Mureș - junction with A3 motorway.
Pre-feasibility studies performed in 2007 were followed by feasibility studies in 2009-2011. As of February 2015, the feasibility study revision and update is being conducted by private contractors. The auction for the execution of the Targu Neamt - Iasi segment through a public-private partnership was launched in June 2019.
- Ovidiu Bărbulescu (31 October 2018). "Utopia continuă în Parlament: Guvernul este obligat prin lege să construiască Autostrada Unirii, de peste 300 kilometri, în 4 ani, plus un pod nou peste Prut". Profit.ro. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
- "Autostrada A8 Targu Mures - Iasi: Autostrada care ar urma sa lege Moldova cu Vestul". Hotnews.ro. 9 March 2015.
- Documente Master Plan General de Transport ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)