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The A8 motorway (Romanian: Autostrada A8), also known as The Union Motorway (Romanian: Autostrada Unirii[1]) or the East-West Motorway (Romanian: Autostrada Est-Vest[2]) is a planned motorway in Romania, that will cross the Eastern Carpathians to connect the historical regions of Moldavia and Transylvania.

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A8 motorway
Autostrada A8
The Union Motorway
Autostrada Unirii
Route information
Maintained by Compania Națională de Autostrăzi și Drumuri Naționale din România
Length310 km (190 mi)
(planned length)
Major junctions
East endUngheni near Iași (border with Moldova)
 
West endjunction with A3 near Târgu Mureș
Highway system
Motorways in Romania
A7A10

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.[3]

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.[2] The auction for the execution of the Targu Neamt - Iasi segment through a public-private partnership was launched in June 2019.[4][5]

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b "Autostrada A8 Targu Mures - Iasi: Autostrada care ar urma sa lege Moldova cu Vestul". Hotnews.ro. 9 March 2015.
  3. ^ Documente Master Plan General de Transport ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian)
  4. ^ https://adevarul.ro/economie/investitii/a-fost-lansata-licitatia-autostrada-targu-neamt-iasi-parteneriat-public-privat-1_5cf15b0e445219c57e49d7be/index.html
  5. ^ https://www.ziaruldeiasi.ro/stiri/tronsonul-de-autostrada-targu-neamt-iasi-scos-la-licitatie-luna-viitoare--219195.html

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