Most of Coast Road open for vehicles

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Most of the Coast Road is open for vehicles

Transport Malta has opened the remaining stretches of carriageway at the Pembroke end of the Coast Road. The Coast Road from Pembroke up to the Salini area is fully asphalted.

 This remains a construction site with various ongoing finishing works. The prescribed speed limit remains 40km/hr and overtaking is prohibited.

Building a road while protecting heritage

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Back in February, Transport Malta, together with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage (SCH) discovered a series of Archeological Findings.

 

The architects and engineers have devised a way forward to continue building the road while protecting National heritage.

 

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Coast Road Project in final phase

Final Phase for Coast Road Project commences today

As we have notified earlier this week, the final phase of the Coast Road project commences today.

 

May we remind the public that it will not be possible for cars to drive south through the road next to the Salt Pans. Southbound drivers will instead be diverted around the area through the t’Alla u Ommu road and then into Maghtab to join the nearly completed part of the Coast Road. The south bound traffic will now be using the same route which has been used by the northbound traffic for some time.

 

The prescribed diversion is the best alternative to avoid potential congestion in the Naxxar and Iklin intersections for those travelling south beyond these 2 villages.

 

Transport Malta would like to appeal once again for motorists to follow the signs vigilantly, use the southbound Coast Road through the Magħtab access road and to drive safely. This includes keeping to the national and local speed limits, no overtaking as well as showing courtesy to all the other road users.

Final phase for the Coast Road Project

Final phase for the Coast Road Project

 

Transport Malta received the approval of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage on the method of construction of the road next to the Salina Salt pans, following a number of changes due to various archeological findings. A contingency plan is also in place in case of further discoveries.

 

This means that works at the Coast Road project can proceed to the final phases.  Remaining works include excavation, the drilling of a number of piles, the laying of concrete and the formation of foundation and slabs.  This will be followed by the formation of the road and asphalting.   

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Due to the nature of the remaining works, space restrictions and in the interest of worker’s safety, it will not be possible for cars to drive south through a small stretch of this road. Southbound drivers will instead be diverted around the area through the t’Alla u Ommu road and then into Maghtab to join the nearly completed part of the Coast Road. The south bound traffic will now be using the same route which has been used by the northbound traffic for some time.

 

The diversion is scheduled to come into place on Thursday 3rd September at around noon. The prescribed diversion is the best alternative to avoid potential congestion in the Naxxar and Iklin intersections for those travelling south beyond these 2 villages.

 

Transport Malta would like to appeal once again for motorists to follow the signs vigilantly, use the southbound Coast Road through the Magħtab access road and to drive safely. This includes keeping to the national and local speed limits, no overtaking as well as showing courtesy to all the other road users.

Public Transport will be diverted through Magħtab.

Malta Road Safety Council: be safe, follow road signage

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The Malta Road Safety Council stated that the road accident on the Coast Road, this morning, clearly illustrates that road signs are not being obeyed. These type of accidents create problems on our roads and  unnecessary injuries to innocent drivers. The Malta Road Safety Council urged all to follow road signs and road markings. \”Better a few minutes late then arriving unexpectedly in hospital\”.

 No overtaking is allowed on any part of the Coast Road and the speed limit is set at 40 Km per hour.

 The Council wished a speedy recovery to those involved in the accident and urged all to be safe and follow road signage.

Two carriageways open on part of Coast Road

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Vehicles will be using two carriageways on the Coast Road, between Baħar iċĊagħaq and Triq ir-Ramla, as from tomorrow.

 

Until now traffic is travelling in both directions on one carriageway. As from Friday, vehicles will start using both carriageways between Baħar iċĊagħaq and Triq ir-Ramla.  As per the final design, vehicles on the sea-side-carriageway will travel southbound while the land-side-carriageway will travel northbound.

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The speed limit on all carriageways and all the Coast Road will for the time being remain at 40Km/hr and no overtaking is allowed.  The Coast Road remains a construction site and drivers need to follow the signs, follow directions and drive with caution.

 

The Coast Road project has thus reached another milestone as works are proceeding at a steady pace and are fast approaching the completion phases in significant stretches.

The Coast Road from the air

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Surfacing in Triq ir-Ridott Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq

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Surfacing in Triq ir-Ridott Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq

Transport Malta will be resurfacing parts of Triq ir-Ridott in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq.  The asphalting is part of the ongoing Coast Road Project. 

Triq ir-Ridott will be closed tomorrow between 9:00 in the morning and 16:00 in the evening. Residents of the area are asked to follow the diversion signs and instructions by officers on site. 

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Observe the signs

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In light of the accident that has occurred this morning on the coast road, we appeal drivers to observe traffic signs.  Once again, let us remind drivers that the speed limit on this road is 40 Km/h, that the road is two-way in various sections and no overtaking is allowed in any section of the road.  These arrangements have been in place since the beginning of the project and will remain till its end.  

Transport Malta is augmenting the road’s safety with signs and other measures; it is important that they are observed.

Coast Road Update

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Coast Road – An update

The works of these past days on the Coast Road have been completed as planned.  Asphalt has been applied to more than one kilometre stretch of the Coast Road.  Hence, one carriageway between Xatt il-Palm, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq and White Rocks has been completely asphalted.  Most of the seaside of the Coast Road is now asphalted.

During these days we are laying asphalt on other parts of the road.  Our contractors are also doing finishing works in parts of the road; from line markings to crash barrier installations and light fixtures.

Traffic in parts of the Coast Road is two-way.  We ask drivers to take notice of road signs. The signs show that the road is two-way, that no overtaking is allowed and the speed limit is 40 km/h.