Timișoara–Moravița Motorway

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Part of E70-RO.svg E70
Maintained by Compania Națională de Administrare a Infrastructurii Rutiere
Length73 km (45 mi)
(planned length) [1]
Major junctions
FromA1-RO.svg A 1 near Timișoara
To Moravița (border with Serbia)
Country Romania
Highway system
A8-RO.svg A 8 A10-RO.svg A 10

The Timișoara–Moravița Motorway (Romanian : Autostrada Timișoara–Moravița) is a proposed motorway in the south-western part of Romania, labelled as A9. [2] It will connect the city of Timișoara to the border with Serbia. Feasibility studies for the whole motorway are currently ongoing. It is planned to be 73 km long. [3]



The motorway begins east of Timișoara at the junction with the A1 motorway near Remetea Mare. It will bypass the largest city of the historical region of Banat in east. South of Timișoara, near Giroc, there will be a connecting road to the Timișoara ring bypass. From here, the motorway will head south towards Jebel, Opatiţa and Stamora Germană, east of the DN59, before reaching the border with Serbia near Moravița. [3]

In Serbia, the motorway is planned to head towards the capital of Belgrade via Vršac, where it'd connect to the rest of the Serbian motorway network, thus providing a high-speed connection from Romania to Montenegro and other former Yugoslav countries, [4] but could also work as an alternative route between Romania and Western Europe via Serbia and Croatia, rather than Hungary.

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  1. Stănescu, Paul (8 April 2023). "Studiul de fezabilitate la autostrada Timișoara-Moravița, spre Serbia, are o lună întârziere și va fi gata în septembrie". Banatul Azi.
  2. "Timisul devine un nod important pentru autostrazile Romaniei".
  3. 1 2 "A fost ales traseul final pentru autostrada A9 Timişoara-Moraviţa. Pe unde va trece drumul rapid care leagă Banatul românesc de Belgrad" [The final route for the A9 Timișoara-Moravița motorway was chosen. Where will the highway linking the Romanian Banat to Belgrade pass through] (in Romanian). Adevărul. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
  4. "Autostrada Timişoara-Moraviţa va conecta Banatul cu Belgrad, dar va asigura şi un drum rapid spre plajele din Muntenegru" [The Timișoara-Moravița motorway will link Banat with Belgrade, but will also provide a highway road towards the Montenegro beaches] (in Romanian). Adevărul. Retrieved 2021-03-20.
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