During his last visit in Brasov, the minister of Transportation, Ludovic Orban, met Henri Kerali, the representative of the World Bank, and the local authorities, in the issue of the roundabout road of Brasov. This road, conceived as a high speed circumferential belt, is at pow-wow and included in the Brasov?s General Urban Planning. The road, to be maid with BIRD financing, will connect the highway Bucuresti-Brasov and Transylvania highway, with a total length of 23 km.
No more heavy Traffic
The investment?s lay-out will be made by Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd. in joint venture with Search Corporation SRL. ?The roundabout road will solve the heavy traffic difficulties affecting the traffic in Brasov, by reducing the waiting times at the traffic lights and the NOx emissions. The investment will also protect the monuments of the historical area of Brasov?, Orban stated.
Protecting Nature and Properties
According to the County Council president, Aristotel Cancescu, the alignment of the roundabout road was conditioned by the necessity to protect the natural patrimony of the area: ?Our concern was to avoid the protected areas of Harman, including Lempes Hill and the surroundings swamps, but also the extension of the northern Brasov, where there a lots of buildings, industrial parks, military units?.
Junctions and Crossings
The layout of the roundabout starts from the crossing of the county road Brasov-Intorsura Buzaului and crosses DN 11 Brasov-Targu Secuiesc. Various roads junctions are planned at the crossing with DN Brasov-Sighisoara and the county road leading to Brasov-Ghimbav Airport, included in the developments plans of the area.
Henri Kerali, the World Bank?s official, showed himself satisfied to support Brasov in this investment, to be added to the 350 million euros already granted to Romania by the World Bank.