East–West Motorway (Romania)

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East–West Motorway
(A8 Iași-Târgu Mureș)
Autostrada Est–Vest (A8 Iași-Târgu Mureș)
Route information
Maintained by Compania Națională de Autostrăzi și Drumuri Naționale din România
Length: 318.8 km (198.1 mi)
(planned length)
Major junctions
From: Ungheni, Iași (border with Moldova)
To: Târgu Mureș (junction with A3)
Highway system
Roads in Romania

The East–West Motorway, labeled as A8 Iași-Târgu Mureș (Romanian: Autostrada Est-Vest (A8)),[1] is a planned motorway in Romania, that will cross the Eastern Carpathians to connect the historical regions of Moldavia and Transylvania. 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.[1]

With a total length of 318.8 kilometres (198.1 mi), and an estimated cost of 4.07 billion euro, 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.[2]

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