Kappara: Sliema Road, Gżira to open in both directions


Vehicles coming from Sliema Road Gżira can, from tomorrow, access Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli.  This access was closed since the start of the Kappara Project.  Major works on the East side of Kappara Project have been completed and drivers can start availing themselves of the newly constructed stretch of road.

Reconstruction of Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli

Transport Malta will start reconstructing the upper part of Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli.  For a few metres, traffic from Reggie Miller to the South Bound sliproad will proceed on one lane.

Vehicles coming from Regional Road or from Triq Reggie Miller can no longer use the crossing towards San Ġwann.  They need to turn at the Skate Park Junction or use alternative routes. 

Kappara junction remains a construction site, drive carefully, follow signs and keep to the 30Km/h speed limit.

Grant Schemes on electric Environment Friendly Vehicles


Grant Schemes on electric Environment Friendly Vehicles

Government re-issues the Grant Scheme on the Purchase of Electric Vehicles to promote Electromobility for Individuals, Local Councils, Registered NGOs and Private Companies

Transport Malta in conjunction with the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, is extending the grant scheme on environment-friendly vehicles with another €150,000. The scheme aims at reducing emissions generated from road traffic and thus improving the air quality levels by reducing the number of old motor vehicles from our roads, by promoting the purchase of Battery Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Quadricycles.

Between January and July 2017, all the applications submitted for the grant were accommodated to the extent that 28 additional electric vehicles were registered on Maltese Roads.

The grant is applicable to Private Car Owners, Registered NGOs, Business Community and also to the Local Councils.

The scheme, subject to various conditions is as follows:

  1. For private individuals the grant will amount to:
  1. €5,000 when registering a new or used electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle without scrapping an older vehicle;
  2. €8,000 when registering a new electric Category M1 or N1 vehicle and de-registering another Category M1 or N1 vehicle which is at least 10 years old from year of manufacture;
  3. €2,000 when registering a new or used electric quadricycle.

For used electric vehicles, the grant is only applicable for Battery Electric Vehicles of not more than 24 months old from date of first registration and not more than 12,000 km on the odometer.

Applications will be handled on a first come first serve basis. Companies which have already benefited from the last scheme with respect to electric vehicles are eligible to benefit again from this scheme as long as they are in line with state aid regulations.

Application forms for such schemes can be collected from the Vehicle Licensing Unit within Transport Malta, A3 Towers, Raħal Ġdid or from http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport

Traffic counts in Marsa


On Saturday 22nd July and Tuesday 25th July 2017, Crowd Net Ltd. will place cameras at the following locations, for traffic counting purposes:

  1. Triq Aldo Moro (southbound) j/w Triq Troubridge, Marsa
  2. Triq Troubridge j/w Xatt il-Mollijiet, Marsa
  3. Triq il-Labour j/w Triq ix-Xwieni & Triq Prince Albert, Marsa

Kappara: Works on services


Kappara: Works on services tonight

Works on services and connections in Kappara will be carried out tonight. 

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli direction to St. Julian’s will be closed to traffic between 21:30hrs and 02:00hrs.  The road will be closed before the tunnels up to the roundabout in Regional Road.  During works, traffic will be diverted onto Birkirkara bypass.  Traffic towards the University will not be affected.

Drivers are to drive carefully and follow instructions by the officials on site.

Traffic counts in St. Julian\’s


On Wednesday 5th July and Saturday 8th July 2017, Crowd Net Ltd. will place cameras, around Balluta Bay, at the following locations, for traffic counting purposes:

1. Triq Gorg Borg Olivier, St. Julian\’s
2. Triq Alfred Gauci, St, Julian\’s