In 2015, Romania had 86,080 km of public roads, of which only 4.2 percent (747 km) were motorways, and railways in public use were making up 10,770 km, according to data with the National Statistics Institute (INS) released on Monday.
Compared with 2014, motorways increased by 9.4 percent, or 64 km.
As of December 31, 2015, public roads were standing at 86,080 km, 17,606 km (20.5 percent) of which were national roads; 35,316 km (41 percent) county roads and 33,158 km (38.5 percent) communal roads.
As far as surface coverage is concerned, 32,641 km (37.9 percent) were modernised roads (91.3 percent of which were covered in heavy and medium-coated asphalt), 21,136 km (24.6 percent) were covered in light road coats and 32,303 km (37.5 percent) were cobbled and earthen paths.
As far as the technical state of public roads is concerned, 41.5 percent of the modernised roads as well as 51.2 percent of the roads in light coats were obsolete.
At the same time, out of the total national roads, 35.2 percent (6,193 km) were European roads; 4.2 percent (747 km) were motorways; 1.6 percent (281 km) were three-lane roads; 10.3 percent (1,807 km) were four-lane roads and 0.1 percent (22 km) were six-lane roads. Moreover, 39.9 percent of the county roads were covered in light coats and 44.4 percent of communal roads were cobbled roads. More…