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Upgrading the road between Rabat and Mtarfa

As part of the project to improve the roads in the area between Rabat and Mtarfa, Transport Malta will resume works on phase 1 of the project in Triq Għajn Qajjet Rabat, direction to Mtarfa, as from tomorrow morning.

During the first phase of works, the contractors built new footpaths in Triq Għajn Qajjet and part of Vjal il-Ħaddiem. During these works, the road remained accessible to traffic.

The contractors will now scarify the road to remove the old surface and then apply layers of asphalt. These works will be carried out tomorrow between 07:00hrs and 19:00hrs and on Saturday 21 April between 07:00hrs and 14:00hrs.

The road direction to Mtarfa will not be accessible to traffic and public transport during these hours. In view of this, traffic to Baħrija will be diverted onto Vjal il-Ħaddiem and traffic to Mtarfa bypass will proceed from the area near the Roman Villa.

Transport Malta encourages drivers to seek alternative routes and to follow instructions by officials on site. The Authority urges drivers to drive carefully for their safety and for the safety of the workers on site.

Works at the roundabout between Ħal Luqa and Ħal Qormi

Transport Malta will commence the final asphalting works related to the project of rebuilding the roundabout near the St Vincent de Paule retirement home in the main road which leads to Ħal Qormi from Ħal Luqa.

Works will be carried out tonight and tomorrow night and between Sunday 22 and Wednesdy 25 April. Parts of these roads in the vicinity of the roundabout will be closed to traffic during these days between 19:00hrs and 05:hrs.

Work on this roundabout in Ħal Luqa, which connects Triq Ħal Qormi, Triq Ħal Farruġ, Triq l- Ingiered and Triq Ħal Luqa will reduce journey times while also reducing the risk of accidents. Approach lanes leading to the same roundabout will be increased, and two new bypass lanes will be built, which will allow passing from Triq Ħal Qormi to Triq l-Ingiered and from Triq Ħal Luqa to Triq Ħal Farruġ without the need to use the same roundabout.

Transport Malta encourages drivers to seek alternative routes, follow instructions by officials on site and drive carefully.

Temporary changes in public transport service in Paola Square

Bus 20

With effect from Monday 16th April 2018, public transport will not proceed through Paola Square due to the ongoing works related to the Project for the Regeneration of Antoine de Paul Square.

Buses in the direction to and from Zejtun, Marsaxlokk, Santa Lucjia, Qajjenza, Birzebbuga and Gudja will proceed from Triq il-Palma Paola. In view of this, a temporary bus stop has been installed in Triq il-Palma.

This temporary arrangement remains into effect until further notice.

We regret for any inconvenience caused.

Completion of Triq l-Ewwel Titjira 1915 upgrade works

 

The upgrading of part of Triq l-Ewwel Titjira 1915, including the Kirkop tunnels, will be ready on Saturday after the final layer of asphalt of the new road surface is applied tonight.

During the last few days, these works were carried at night only, to avoid disrupting traffic flows along this major route to and from Żurrieq, Mqabba, Safi, Kirkop and Qrendi.

Tonight, between 20:00hrs and 05:00hrs, the last layer of asphalt will be applied to complete the resurfacing works. In this regard, the same traffic management plan adopted during the last few days will remain in place until tomorrow morning. The road will remain open in both directions even whilst the road works are underway.

Drivers and other road users travelling in this area should follow the temporary lane diversion signs and the temporary reduced speed limits, as well as the instructions of the traffic management officials on site.

During the last few days, contractors removed the existing road surface, between the roundabout next to the airport and the Kirkop tunnels, and replaced it with the base layers of asphalt. The topmost layer of asphalt will be applied tonight.

Triq l-Ewwel Titjira 1915, forms part of the main road link towards Żurrieq, Mqabba, Safi, Kirkop and Qrendi. These resurfacing works are another phase in the ongoing project to improve the quality and safety of one of the main links between the central part of Malta, in Ħamrun and Qormi, towards this southern part of the Island, which includes several localities as well as strategic sites such as the Malta International Airport. During the last few months, the Authority has redesigned and optimised several roundabouts along this route, developed additional lanes and resurfaced many of the roads used by thousands of commuters travelling in this direction. At the moment, contractors are also rebuilding the roundabout next to the St Vincent de Paule Residence, before commencing the rebuilding of the road connected to it. This arterial Road, Triq Hal Luqa, will be redesigned to be widened with additional lanes.

Transport Malta would like to thank the public for its cooperation in its ongoing effort to improve the quality of the Maltese road network.

Structural works at Mistra Bridge tonight

As part of its ongoing project to evaluate, secure and consolidate the stability of the old stone bridge at Triq il-Mistra, linking Xemxija and Mellieha, Transport Malta will be carrying infrastructural works in one of the road’s lanes, over the bridge, tonight and during the next few days.

These works are urgently required to ensure the stability of the bridge and as part of the preparations for the eventual upgrade of the road above it, the main route to Mellieha and to the Gozo ferry terminal at Cirkewwa. They will be carried out in the next few days, whilst the north-bound lane of the road is currently closed to traffic as another part of this route, Triq il-Pwales at Xemxija, is being rebuilt and resurfaced. This will avoid disrupting vehicle flows twice for separate works along the same route.

The north-bound lane of Triq il-Mistra, from Xemxija to Mellieha, will be closed to traffic as from this evening, so that the works can be carried out without compromising workers’ safety. The road is already closed in this direction further south, due to the ongoing road works at Xemxija. Public transport buses and other heavy vehicles will still be able to travel towards Mellieha through Xemxija and Triq il-Mistra by following the directions of the Transport Malta officials on site.

The south-bound lane of Triq il-Mistra, from Mellieha to Xemxija and St Paul’s Bay, will remain open at all times. However, commuters are encouraged to avoid delays by using one of two alternative routes. Transport Malta officials will be on site along these routes to support road users as necessary. North-bound vehicles are encouraged to follow the diversion route from the St Paul’s Bay Bypass, towards Triq Ghajn Tuffieha to the road going through Limbordin and Il-Mizieb. This road is temporarily open in this south-bound direction only. Vehicles travelling in the other direction, from Cirkewwa, Ghadira and Mellieha towards Xemxija and St Paul’s Bay should use Triq il-Mellieha towards Manikata and Ghajn Tuffieha.

Transport Malta is working to complete the ongoing works in the shortest time possible, and with the least possible inconvenience to road users. The Authority would like to thank the public for its cooperation in its ongoing effort to improve the quality of the Maltese road network.

Upgrading another main route to the south of Malta

 


During the next few nights, Transport Malta will be resurfacing parts of Triq l-Ewwel Titjira 1915, which forms part of the main road link towards Żurrieq, Mqabba, Safi, Kirkop and Qrendi.

During the first phase of works, contractors will be removing the existing road surface, between the roundabout next to the airport and the Kirkop tunnels, to replace it with new layers of asphalt. Works will commence tonight, Monday 9th April, and will continue every night, between 8 pm and 5 am the following morning, until Thursday 12th April. Whilst some lanes along this road will be closed to road users whilst the works are in progress, the road will still remain accessible in both directions, at all times. During the day, no works will be taking place and all lanes of this road will be available as usual.




Drivers and other road users travelling in this area are encouraged to following the temporary lane diversion signs and the instructions of the traffic management officials on site. 

These resurfacing works are another phase in the ongoing project to improve the quality and safety of one of the main links between the central part of Malta, in Ħamrun and Qormi, towards this southern part of the Island, which includes several localities as well as strategic sites such as the Malta International Airport. During the last few months, the Authority has redesigned and optimised several roundabouts along this route, developed additional lanes and resurfaced many of the roads used by thousands of commuters travelling in this direction. At the moment, contractors are also rebuilding the roundabout next to St Vincent de Paule Residence, before commencing the rebuilding of the road connected to it. This arterial Road, Triq Hal Luqa, will be redesigned to be widened with additional lanes. 

Transport Malta would like to thank the public for its cooperation in its ongoing effort to improve the quality of the Maltese road network.

Road resurfacing in Mosta and Xemxija

 

 

Road resurfacing in Triq Ta’ Żejfa in Mosta

Following extensive road works in Triq l-Imġarr, this road is now accessible to traffic and the contractor will continue with the road works in Triq Ta’ Żejfa in Mosta.

Works in Triq Ta’ Żejfa will commence at 20:00hrs this evening and are expected to be ready by tomorrow morning.  During works, this road will be closed to traffic, in both directions.  In view of this, traffic to Mosta will be diverted onto Triq il-Kbira whilst traffic to St Paul’s Bay will be diverted onto Triq Sir Temi Zammit Mġarr

 

Road resurfacing in Triq il-Pwales St Paul’s Bay

The contractor will commence road works in Triq il-Pwales St Paul’s Bay as from Monday 9 April at 19:00hrs until Saturday 14 April 2018.

Personnel will scarify the existing road surface, apply concrete and layers of asphalt. Road works are extensive and the road will be closed to traffic from the direction of St Paul’s Bay towards Mellieħa, night and day.  Traffic from St Paul’s Bay and Mġarr will be diverted onto Triq il-Miżieb and Manikata. Traffic from Triq il-Miżieb will proceed one way to Mellieħa only.

Traffic from Mellieħa will not be affected.  The road will remain accessible to public transport and other heavy vehicles, in both ways.

Transport Malta encourages drivers to drive carefully, follow the temporary traffic signs and the instructions by the officials on site.