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2016-21 - Moldova, M3 Chisinau - Giurgiulesti motorway. Slobozia bypass (Construction of the bypass of 3 villages)

Created Nov 28 2017, 1:28 PM by Leszek Tymoteusz Zemke
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2016-21 – Moldova, M3 Chisinau - Giurgiulesti motorway. Slobozia bypass (Construction of the bypass of 3 villages)

Road project. New construction. The project is located on M3 national, an important connection with Romania and Ukraine. The Moldovan M3 road provides the most important and shortest link between Chisinau and Giurgiulesti and provides access to the Danube and Black Sea. In addition, the M3 corridor is an integral part of the European Road E584 Poltava-Kirovograd-Chisinau-Giurgiulesti-Galati-Slobozia. It provides a link between PanEuropean corridors IV and IX. Currently, the corridor has, in parts, a high level of deterioration and reduced bearing capacity, resulting in axle load restrictions, the diversion of freight traffic, high transportation costs and subsequently reduced local business opportunities and transit traffic.

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Demand estimation from IDEA II-EaP transport model year 2030
  • Freight: 11.000 tons/day
  • Passengers: 1.800 cars/day
Technical description
The new road will bypass 3 villages: Giurgiulesti, Cislita Prut, Slobozia Mare.

Length of new road: 20,5 km

Number of lanes: 4 The Government of Moldova has prepared a comprehensive Transport Sector Program for the period 2008-2017 with special focus on the road sector. It includes a Strategy for Road Infrastructure Recovery and a prioritized 10-year Road Sector Investment and Expenditure Plan, which will be the sole basis for decision-making on road investments. The proposed project is in line with the Transport Infrastructure Development Strategy for 2008-2017.
Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure
Investment amount
Total estimated project cost is 24 mln. EUR. The estimated project repayment time is 9.5 years.
Implementation schedule
The project is planned for implementation in the time range of 2016-2021
  • Tendering construction works: 8 months
  • Earthworks, Drainage, Retaining walls: 14 months
  • Bridge structures, Roadworks: 14 months
  • Ancillary works, Landscaping: 3 months
Feasibility study has been carried out. The detailed design is completed. Tender procedures are planned for 2016.
Expected impacts on transport, environment, social, other

The development of this cross-border road will have a positive effect on regional trade and will integrate Republic of Moldova in European Transport networks. The development of the International Giurgiulesti Free Port road construction and cross border infrastructure developments will create an important increase in traffic flow, a reduction in transport costs and regional economic growth. 

  • Pollution: The environmental impact will be a bare minimum as the proposed alignment will not cross any settlements, the vehicles engine work will be optimum and the pollutant emissions will decrease.
  • Noise: Sensitive receptors are the residential areas within villages and towns. Because the project avoids traversing any settlement area impact of this project is considered as low.
  • Energy consumption: After project implementation the energy consumption will considerably decrease due the smoother engine function.
Source of Funding
The project is planned to be supported through the new "Moldova Roads Rehabilitation  IV" programme amounting to EUR 150 mln  for the rehabilitation and upgrading of road sections financed European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).



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  • Is it possible to get an update on this project?   I'm particularly interested to learn what the inhabitants of the villages of Giurgiulesti, Cislita Prut, Slobozia Mare may have input about how these projects can help improve their lives.

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