€1.8 million road investment in Żurrieq

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A €1.8 million road investment in Żurrieq. 

Transport Malta started works to widen Vjal ix-Xarolla in Żurrieq this morning.  The contractor is clearing the area to be widened and will build new retaining walls.  Following these works, Transport Malta will re-construct the road completely to have an additional carriageway along Vjal ix-Xarolla extending all the way to Triq il-Kuċċard in Safi.  The Authority will replace the existing services, install new ones and will form a service road with parking for residents.  

 

Transport Malta is investing €1.8 million on this project, which was announced during the last Budget Speech.  People of the area have long been asking for this project which is expected to regenerate the neighbourhood.  Works were scheduled to start after summer, in agreement with the local council, so as not to obstruct the local festivities. 

Lane adjustment in Kappara

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Lane adjustment in Kappara

Kappara contractor will be painting new lines on part of Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli as works on the project move on to another area.

Tonight, for a few hours after eight, the contractor will close off one of the two lanes towards Valletta, to be able to do the job safely.

Drivers must follow temporary signage and official’s instructions.  It is imperative that drivers stick to the 30Km/h speed limit to safeguard the safety of workers on site.

Malta – Gozo tunnel

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In response to Front Ħarsien ODŻ’s statement earlier today, Transport Malta needs to clarify the following.

The public tender is another major step towards having the necessary information for the eventual conceptual design of the tunnel.  It is a prerequisite for any further steps.  The studies will provide geological data which together with other inputs will serve as a baseline to develop the tunnel alignment and design.  Transport Malta’s foreign consultants indicated the borehole alignment for the tender.  They based their indications on studies and the information available to date.  

 The consultants, Sintef are a research institute based in Scandinavia with over 60 years of experience.  Transport Malta commissioned the institute to provide technical expert and advisory services for the Malta-Gozo tunnel project.  Sintef has extensive experience with more than thirty years of sub-sea tunnelling.  They have also taken up advisory roles in various countries worldwide. Their tunnelling experience in Norway puts them in the forefront at providing advisory services for large infrastructural projects and will definitely be of benefit for the cost effectiveness of the project.

Transport Malta issued a public tender. We are inviting local scientists and/or foreign consortia to partner in this process so that the project can move forward.

Another step towards  a tunnel between Malta and Gozo

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Transport Malta has issued a tender to gather geological data on the sub-surface of the Malta-Gozo Channel. The winning contractor will conduct geotechnical investigations at various locations on land and in the channel, with drilling expected to reach approximately 200m below sea bed level in some areas. The extracted core samples will aid in establishing the geological formations of the area, which will eventually determine the feasibility of constructing a tunnel.   

 

The investigations forming part of this tender are part of wider studies being commissioned in order to gather information on the sub-surface conditions of the proposed tunnel route between Malta and Gozo and ultimately establish a geological model of the area under investigation. The model will in turn form the basis for the Conceptual Design of the tunnel.

 

The Government of Malta has embarked on a long term strategy to address problems Gozitan commuters face everyday. Between the year 2000 and 2010, the number of vehicles crossing increased by 4.1% each year. In 2010 an average of 1,500 vehicles crossed each day in each direction. Last year, according to the NSO, a total of 1,348,502 vehicles made the crossing; reflecting an increase of 23% over the 2010 traffic.

 

The study is a major milestone in the process to eventually establish a fixed link between Malta and Gozo.

Kappara: Removal of the central strip

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Kappara contractor will remove the central strip in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, close to the National Pool.  Works will commence today at 20:00hrs and will continue tomorrow during the day.

During works, traffic towards Paceville will be diverted onto one lane.

Transport Malta reminds drivers that Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli is a construction site. Drivers are encouraged to  abide to the restricted speed limit of 30km/hr, follow temporary signs and respect workers on site.  We also encourage drivers to visit news.transport.gov.mt.

On Thursday, only carpoolers in Valletta

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Car Pooling Day in Valletta on 22nd September

On Thursday 22nd September being World Car Free Day, the Valletta Local Council in conjunction with Transport Malta will implement and promote car pooling within Valletta.

Access to CVA zone will be restricted between 09:00hrs and 17.00hrs as follows:


  only cars with two or more passengers and the driver will be allowed to access the CVA zone;
– only cars with three or more passengers and the driver will be allowed to park in the area of
 the House of Four Winds;
– Restrictions do not apply to Valletta Residents.

The Valletta Ferry Service will operate at reduced fares during the hours of the event.

Kappara: Works on Enemalta plc cables

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 Kappara contractor and Enemalta plc will carry out works on cables in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli.

 

Works will be carried out between this evening at 19:00hrs and tomorrow during the day.  During works, one lane from Paceville to the roundabout direction to Valletta, will be closed to traffic.

 

Transport Malta reminds that Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli is a construction site. Drivers are encouraged to  abide to the restricted speed limit of 30km/hr, follow temporary signs and respect workers on site.  We also encourage drivers to visit news.transport.gov.mt.

National Car Free Day 2016

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National Car Free Day 2016 was celebrated yesterday by a first Super Sprint Triathlon.  The Triathlon took off with a swim across the Msida Creek to Haywharf in Floriana, a 10 lap bicycle run around St.Anne’s Street in Floriana and a spectacular round Valletta run.

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The event was organised by Transport Malta and Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club.  Participants included some of the best local elements.  Three awards were given to the Ladies Category, the Males Category and the Youth Category. The Athletics’ 1 mile run organised by the Malta Amateur Athletics Association also attracted a number of athletes.  Children’s Poster Competition was also organised by Transport Malta and the Foundation for Educational Services.

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Hon. Joe Mizzi presented the trophies and prizes to the winners.

The day’s events were coordinated by the Malta National Electromobility Platform Unit within Transport Malta held with the cooperation of the Police Force, the Maritime and Land Enforcement Section within Transport Malta and the Malta Red Cross. 

Kappara: Triq G. Miceli l-Gżira

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Kappara contractor will carry out trenching works in Triq Sliema l-Gżira. Works will start tomorrow after 09:30hrs and is expected to be ready during the last week of September 2016. During works, part of Triq G. Miceli l-Gżira will be closed to traffic.

Works will be carried out in phases. To ease traffic flow, a number of parking bays in Triq Turu Rizzo will be removed.

Transport Malta reminds that the area is a construction site. Drivers are encouraged to  abide to the restricted speed limit, follow temporary signs and respect workers on site.  We also encourage drivers to visit news.transport.gov.mt.