Kappara: New site access

Kappara contractor will open a new site access in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli on the side of the National Pool Complex close to the niche, tomorrow after 09:00hrs.

The contractor will close one lane, in University’s direction but vehicles can flow freely through the other lane.

This is a construction site. Drive with caution, follow temporary traffic signs and officials’ instructions when going through this area.

Works in Ta’ Qali

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Works to improve Ta’ Qali junction

Transport Malta will improve traffic management at Ta’ Qali junction, tonight between 20:00hrs and 24:00hrs. Traffic lights will be switched off at 19:00hrs.

During works, traffic will proceed on one lane.

Drivers are to proceed with caution and to follow instructions by officials on site.

Kappara: Removing the central strip

Works on the Central Strip and Fencing in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli

Transport Malta will remove part of the central strip and will install fencing in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli. 

Works will be carried out tonight between 20:30hrs and 04:30hrs. Installation of fencing will continue tomorrow between 09:00hrs and 15:00hrs and between 20:30hrs and 04:30hrs of the following morning. This is part of the preparatory works for the Kappara Project.

During works on the central strip, traffic is not allowed on the inner lanes.

Drivers are reminded to drive carefully at all times especially when driving through works sites.

Resurfacing in Pembroke

Maintenance work in Triq Sant’Andrija Pembroke

Following the maintenance work carried out in Triq Sant’Andrija Pembroke,  Transport Malta will apply the wearing course tomorrow Wednesday 25thMay, between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs. 

 Traffic towards St. Paul’s Bay will be diverted onto Triq Normandy and onto Triq Falaise.  During works, traffic in Triq Falaise will proceed in one direction only towards Triq Sant’ Andrija, Pembroke.

Traffic from St. Paul’s Bay will be diverted onto Triq Suffolk towards the traffic lights in Pembroke.  During works, traffic in Triq Suffolk between Triq Sant’Andrija and Triq Falaise will proceed in one direction only towards Triq Alamein.

 

Drive carefully.

Tidal Lanes

Transport Malta is pleased with the tidal lane in Paola and is planning similar systems for other roads.

Transport Malta has been monitoring the tidal lane in Sir Paul Boffa Avenue for the past two weeks.  Traffic queues, that dragged until Paola Square and Għajn Dwieli before, have been considerably diminished.  Regular commuters in the area are familiar with the system are using it effectively.  

The tidal lane in Paola maximises the capacity of the road. One lane, of the four-lane-road, changes direction according to traffic flow.  Bollards rise on one end of the lane and go down on the other, at 14:00 and at 21:00, to change the direction of the lane. Sir Paul Boffa Avenue has three lanes towards Valletta in the morning and two lanes towards Paola in the evening.  Transport Malta will change the transition times in summer to cater for the season’s working hours.

Transport Malta will implement further tidal lanes in the future.  The Authority is currently designing one in Żebbuġ and exploring other possible sites. 

Line Markings in Msida and Gżira

Contractor will paint line markings in Valley Road Msida and Rue D’Argens Gzira tonight.  Transport Malta resurfaced the roads in the past few days.

Works will start in Valley Road at 20:00 until about 03:00.  Contractor will then move to Rue D’Argens where works are scheduled to be finished by 06:00.

From 20:00 till 03:00

Vehicles towards Msida will go through Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli. Traffic from Birkirkara to Msida will proceed towards the slip road and onto Triq Reġjonali Msida.

From 03:00 till 06:00

Vehicles from Msida towards Gżira or Sliema will be diverted onto Triq Testaferrata. Traffic from Kappara junction to Triq Tas-Sliema, Gżira and to Msida will go through Rue D’Argens, Triq il-Gżira and Triq ix-Xatt, Ta’ Xbiex.

Drive carefully, follow temporary signs and officials’ instructions.

We apologise for the inconvenience. 

Kappara: New site access

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Kappara contractor will open a new site access in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli tomorrow morning.

The contractor will close one lane, in University’s direction, from 05:00 till 09:00.  Vehicles can flow freely through the other lane.

Drive carefully, follow temporary traffic signs and officials’ instructions when going through the area.

We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Concrete mix for Kappara

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Concrete is made of cement, sand, gravel and crushed stone. Engineers determine how much of each part they need to acquire the required properties. They create concrete mixes according to the material available and the strength it needs to uphold. 

Engineers establish a mix or mixes and then create a number of samples, in the form of blocks, with the particular mix.    A Lab analyst then measures, weighs the block and puts it in a pressure frame.  The frame is a cabinet with reinforced glass.  Inside, two steel plates, one on top, one at the bottom. 

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The analyst puts the cement block between the plates and presses a few buttons on the console to start the test.  The plates press against the block with an incrementally higher force. A data logger registers the whole process and plots a graph showing the force exerted over time.

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After a few minutes, the block snaps. It has reached the breaking point. 

The analyst repeats the process every few days with more blocks of the same mix.  He collects all the data for the engineers who can be certain that the concrete mix achieved the properties required for the project.

Kappara: Resurfacing in Luxol Area

Maintenance work in Triq Sant’Andrija Pembroke

Transport Malta will resurface Triq Sant’Andrija Pembroke between tonight and tomorrow, on Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th May, between 20:30hrs and 06:00hrs. Work is related to the preparatory works for the Kappara Project.

Until midnight, traffic to St. Paul’s Bay will not be affected. After midnight traffic towards St. Paul’s Bay will be diverted onto Triq Normandy and onto Triq Falaise.  During works, traffic in Triq Falaise will proceed in one direction only towards Triq Sant’ Andrija, Pembroke.

Traffic from St. Paul’s Bay will be diverted onto Triq Suffolk towards the traffic lights in Pembroke.  During works, traffic in Triq Suffolk between Triq Sant’Andrija and Triq Falaise will proceed in one direction only towards Triq Alamein.

Drivers are reminded to drive carefully at all times.

Kappara: Works in Rue D’Argens

Maintenance Work in Triq D’Argens il-Gżira

Maintenance work will continue in Triq D’Argens tonight between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs. Works will be carried out at the junction of Triq D’Argens corner with Triq L-Imsida and Triq E. Mizzi. Work is related to the preparatory works for the Kappara Project.

Vehicular traffic from L-Imsida towards il-Gżira or Tas-Sliema will be diverted onto Triq Testaferrata. Traffic from Kappara junction to Triq Tas-Sliema il-Gżira and to L-Imsida and il-Gżira will be diverted onto Triq D’Argens onto Triq il-Gżira and onto Triq ix-Xatt Ta’ Xbiex.

Traffic coming from Kappara junction towards Sliema will not be affected and can proceed towards Triq D’Argens.

Public Transport will follow the same diversion routes.

Any inconvenience is regretted. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution.