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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Sibiu-Orastie highway section in Romania reopens for traffic

The segment of the Sibiu-Orastie highway in Romania that was closed one year after its opening due to the large cracks formed in the road, was reopened for traffic on Monday, October 10. A 500-meter portion of this highway segment was completely demolished and rebuilt due to structural problems.

Romania’s Highways Company CNADNR announced in a press release that the Technical Inspection Commission and representatives of the Traffic Police checked the highway section on Sunday, October 9. After analyzing the work’s quality, “the Commission found that the conditions for opening the traffic safely have been met.”

The highway section was inaugurated in November 2014, just before the Presidential elections, and was closed in September 2015 due to structural problems. The first cracks in the highway appeared only two weeks after it was inaugurated. At first, CNADNR tried to fix the cracks and had the traffic restricted, but the rift only got wider.

A report made by the Control Body within the Transport Ministry, showed in February this year that the road had cracks even before the inauguration.

The 22-kilometer highway section, which also includes the highest viaduct in Romania, was built by Italian company Salini-Impregilo. The value of the contract was about EUR 134 million. Romania's Transport Ministry cancelled the contract with the Italian company, which refused to cover the costs of the repairs and said it would try to recover the money by executing the guarantees.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Cnadnr.ro)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Sibiu-Orastie highway section in Romania reopens for traffic

The segment of the Sibiu-Orastie highway in Romania that was closed one year after its opening due to the large cracks formed in the road, was reopened for traffic on Monday, October 10. A 500-meter portion of this highway segment was completely demolished and rebuilt due to structural problems.

Romania’s Highways Company CNADNR announced in a press release that the Technical Inspection Commission and representatives of the Traffic Police checked the highway section on Sunday, October 9. After analyzing the work’s quality, “the Commission found that the conditions for opening the traffic safely have been met.”

The highway section was inaugurated in November 2014, just before the Presidential elections, and was closed in September 2015 due to structural problems. The first cracks in the highway appeared only two weeks after it was inaugurated. At first, CNADNR tried to fix the cracks and had the traffic restricted, but the rift only got wider.

A report made by the Control Body within the Transport Ministry, showed in February this year that the road had cracks even before the inauguration.

The 22-kilometer highway section, which also includes the highest viaduct in Romania, was built by Italian company Salini-Impregilo. The value of the contract was about EUR 134 million. Romania's Transport Ministry cancelled the contract with the Italian company, which refused to cover the costs of the repairs and said it would try to recover the money by executing the guarantees.

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Cnadnr.ro)

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