Bechtel Drives a Highway Through the Heart of Transylvania

Growth in Romania's emerging economy is picking up speed thanks to Bechtel's massive Autostrada Transilvania project

The road to Europe's largest highway project winds through villages where one sees old women in black head scarves and the occasional horse-drawn cart. Then, on a seemingly deserted plateau, comes a sign with a triangular logo: Transylvania Motorway. Turn left, and suddenly you're in the middle of a small city, with stacks of temporary housing containers, a small mountain of gravel, and a parking lot full of identical Nissan four-wheel-drive pickup trucks.

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