Kappara roundabout open for vehicles

Final works in Kappara continue

Tomorrow, the Kappara Contractor will be laying the final layer of asphalt all the way from the skatepark till the flyover, on the San Ġwann side of the project. 

The Kappara contractor will be laying the final layer of asphalt at the northbound slip road, the University of Malta Tunnel, the slip road from the Skatepark and on the West side of the project. 
While part of the works will not affect the traffic flow, the slip road from the Skatepark towards Kappara will be closed after 09:00.  The traffic will be diverted through Msida.  There will be one lane southbound on the Gżira slip road and two lanes on the East bridge after 08:30.
Kindly avoid the area whenever possible, follow directions on site and drive carefully.

Asphalting Triq Manwel Dimech Ħal Qormi

Asphalting works in Triq Manwel Dimech Ħal Qormi will be carried out tonight between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs.

During works, the road between the roundabout near Pavi Supermarket and the roundabout near Gaff Petrol Station will be completely closed to traffic including public transport.

Drivers are kindly advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Officials will be on site to assist in the traffic management.

Final road works in Triq San Nikola Bormla

asphalting

Roadworks in Triq San Nikola Bormla have reached the final phase.

To avoid inconvenience to the public, the final wearing course will be applied tomorrow, a public holiday.  For this reason, the road will be completely closed to traffic including for public transport, between 05:00hrs and midnight.

Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes and to follow instructions by officials on site.

Asphalting, Sound Barriers and Street Furniture in Kappara

Kappara

The Kappara contractor is applying the final two layers of asphalt, installing sound barriers and directional signage furniture in Kappara.  Following a few setbacks due to inclement weather, the Kappara Project is nearing its completion, with works expected to be completed, on schedule, by the end of the year.

Most of the civil works are completed across all the project area; pavements, underpasses, and cycle paths have been formed.  The base of the roads has been prepared and the first layer of asphalt has been applied.  The contractor is now in the process of applying the second layer of asphalt, before the final wearing course.

The contractor is closing off parts of the project area in phases, diverting traffic around the works, always allowing two lanes in each direction during the peak hours, to minimise traffic disruption, during the last stretch of this important project.

At the same time, the contractor is installing a series of sound barriers over both bridges.  The sound barriers will help contain the noise generated by cars going over the bridges, minimising the impact of the project for residents in the area.    

By the end of the year, road users will be able to avail themselves of the functionality of the project with drivers able to go from the direction of Paceville towards Valletta, San Ġwann or Gżira and the same in the opposite direction.

We urge drivers to avoid the area when possible, to follow directions on site and to drive carefully.  The site remains a 30 Km/h zone.

Successful Scrappage Scheme for Hybrid Vehicles:  Extended for the third time.

Cars

Transport Malta re-open the scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Hybrid Vehicles for the third time

Following its success, after it was launched in January, Transport Malta is extending the scheme for the third time by allocating another €100,000.  Transport Malta will be receiving further applications for the Grant which will be processed on a first come first serve basis.

The initiative is aimed to encourage people to dispose of their old vehicles and invest in new cars with lower emissions.  100 vehicles have already benefitted from this scheme amounting to €200,000 in grants.

Subject to various conditions, the amount of €2,000 will be granted upon registering a new Category M1 hybrid vehicle with CO₂ emissions between 51-65g/km whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category.

Applications for such scheme are available from Transport Malta, A3 Towers, Paola or downloaded from http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport

The scheme in the form of a grant to incentivise the purchase of other M1 motor vehicles as per below is still applicable:

  • €700 or €900 shall be given upon the purchase of a new Category M1 motor vehicle (when scrapping a vehicle in the same category) and
  • €3,000 upon registering a new Category M1 motor (plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicle) with CO₂ emissions between 0-50g/km and scrapping a vehicle in the same category.

For further information one may contact Transport Malta by calling on 8007 2393. Alternatively, one may visit us at the Vehicle Licensing Unit at the A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Paola from Monday to Friday between 07:30hrs and 12:00hrs.

Industrial Actions at Transport Malta

Transport Malta apologises for potential delayed services, its clients might experience due to actions ordered by the UĦM from today.  The UĦM has ordered industrial actions at Transport Malta, asking its members not to use all means of communication.   

Transport Malta and UĦM have, for the past months, been heavily engaged in discussions to secure new collective agreements with the Authority’s workers.  The discussions were very constructive and the main collective agreement, which covers about 60% of the staff members, is mostly agreed upon.

Effective negotiation of all agreements commenced in April 2017, as soon as the Civil Service Agreement was signed. Transport Malta handed over its consolidated position to the Industrial Relations Unit, back in October, who have, unfortunately, not given their go-ahead yet on the other two Collective Agreements.

Transport Malta is committed to investing in its workforce, improving its financial package and conditions of work, to offer a better service for the Maltese Public.

It is indeed disappointing that it is, after all, the Public that will suffer through these actions.  Whilst apologising for the inconvenience caused, the Authority urges the Industrial Relations Unit to reach its conclusions without delay and the Public to avoid requesting its services whenever possible, for now.  

Asphalting works continue in Triq il-Kanun Santa Venera tonight

night resurfacing

Transport Malta will continue asphalting Triq il-Kanun Santa Venera, tonight between 20:00hrs and 05:00hrs.

Works will be carried out from the roundabout in Triq il-Mitħna direction to Bank of Valletta in Triq il-Kanun.  During works, the road will be completely closed to traffic including for public transport. Other parts of the road will be closed according to work exigencies.

Whilst we apologise for the inconvenience, we kindly ask drivers to seek alternative routes, follow temporary traffic signs and drive carefully.