Mrieħel Bridge Structure Installed

Preparing for the installation of Mrieħel Bridge

Transport Malta will be installing the bridge at Mrieħel bypass in the coming days.  Tonight between 02:00hrs and 05:00hrs of Saturday, gantries between Ħal Far and Imrieħel will be removed in preparation to transport the bridge between the two localities.  During the three hours at night, traffic in Triq Aldo Moro in Marsa will be diverted through Triq Troubridge and Triq Prinċep Albertu

Transportation and installation of the bridge will be carried out in the coming days.  Details will be announced later.

Whilst apologising for the inconvenience, we ask drivers to seek alternative routes and follow instructions by officials on site.

Barricades in front of Bieb il-Bombi

Barricades in front of Bieb il-Bombi for pedestrian safety

Transport Malta will be installing barricades on the central strip of Triq Nazzjonali, Floriana, to direct pedestrians in using the subway to cross the road.  

Despite the appropriately built subway numerous pedestrians opt to perilously cross multiple lanes.  Transport Malta’s intervention is designed to reduce the risk accidents in one of the busiest roads in Malta. 

Ministry officials are cleaning the subway each day and the Ministry has recently installed security cameras to help improve safety for users.

Transport Malta urges drivers to keep on the lookout, adhere to road signs and instructions from officials on site for the safety of workers. The works to install the barricades will start tonight and will be carried out throughout the week, between 20:00 and 03:00 each night to minimise disruption.  The road will not be closed.

Works on Paola Square from Monday

Traffic diversions due to Paola Square Project – Consultative Council for the South of Malta

 Embellishment works on the Paola Square Project will start from Monday 13th March 2017. The project is led by the Consultative Council for the South of Malta. Traffic diversions will be implemented as from Monday 13th March until  June 2017 or until further notice, as follows:

Traffic will proceed on one lane instead of two lanes in both directions, on the side of the main church;

Traffic from Triq Ħal Luqa and Triq Ħal Tarxien will proceed towards Triq Valletta only;  no access to Triq Bormla and Triq Ħaż-Żabbar;

No access to traffic from Triq Bormla direction towards the square;

Traffic from Triq Ħaż-Żabbar will proceed to Santa Luċija or to Triq Valletta;

Traffic from Triq Valletta, direction from near Corradino Correctional Facility to the square, will not be affected.

 

The area is a construction site. Drivers are advised to respect the speed limit and to follow signs and instructions by the officials on site.

A new disembarkation area for bus passengers in Valletta

Passengers disembarking in Valletta will exit the bus in the area known as il-Biskuttin as from next Sunday.  Passengers will no longer alight in the kiosk area, in front of city gate.  The area, which for decades has been synonymous with the bus terminus, will be pedestrianised, and it will welcome the last bus on Saturday night.  

 

The Valletta entrance project will enter a new phase in the coming days.  Works on King Edward Avenue are nearing completion; works will now continue in the area around the Triton Fountain, where personnel will form tree pits, install services and irrigation reservoirs.  The square will then be pedestrianised.

 

The area around the fountain will be cordoned off for safety during the works. The Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation is creating a pedestrian passage that will guide pedestrians safely to Valletta and Floriana during the works.  Pedestrians will walk through this passage as from coming Sunday.  We urge the public to follow the signs on site.

 

Work on Gżira Bus Lane

Maintenance work on the priority lane in Triq ix-Xatt il-Gżira

Transport Malta will carry out maintenance work on the priority lane in Triq ix-Xatt il-Gżira between tomorrow 1st March at 09:00hrs and Saturday 4th March 2017.

The priority lane will be partly closed according to work exigencies.  Public transport service will not be affected but buses will proceed on the outer lane as required. The priority lane between Tas-Sliema and Ta’ Xbiex is currently suspended to increase the road capacity during works on the Kappara Project.

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

The works in Vjal ix-Xarolla, Żurrieq

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The works in Vjal ix-Xarolla, Żurrieq

Transport Malta started works to widen Vjal ix-Xarolla in Żurrieq a few months ago.  The project was split in two parts.  The first part is mostly completed.  The contractor cleared most of the area to be widened and is building the new retaining walls. 

The second part of the project, which will commence in the coming weeks, entails the re-construction of the road completely.  The road will have an additional carriageway along Vjal ix-Xarolla extending all the way to Triq il-Kuċċard in Safi.  Transport Malta will replace the existing services, install new ones  and will form a service road with parking for residents.

 

The superintendence for cultural heritage declared that there is a great possibility of finding archaeological remains in the area.  The superintendence requested extensive archeological monitoring.  The storms we endured during the worst of winter made it harder for the underlying material to be compacted.  These factors, unfortunately, delayed the project.

However, the tender for the second part of the project will be adjudicated in the coming days and works are expected to proceed at a faster pace.   Transport Malta remains committed to complete the project for the benefit of the people of the area who have long been asking for it.  Transport Malta is investing €2 million on the project which will help regenerate the neighbourhood. 

Moorings in Qawra and Salina

Transport Malta held a meeting with owners of boats moored in Qawra and Salina. The meeting provided information on the plan to re-organise the bay.

Boat owners were urged to apply for a mooring.

Download Mooring Application

Kindly attach the following with the application form

To register an existing mooring

  • Photocopy of ID Card
  • North & East Coordinates of mooring (taken with a GPS)
  • Photo of the Area (or a site map indicating the position of the mooring)
  • Photo of boat on mooring (if no photo is available an affidavit needs to be presented).  Affidavit needs to include: Name, Surname, I.D card number, location of mooring, GPS co-ordinates and for how long the mooring has been in use.
  • Copy of a valid boat certificate
  • Copy of a valid boat insurance (where applicable)

To register a new mooring

  • Photocopy of ID Card
  • Copy of a valid boat certificate
  • Copy of a valid boat insurance (where applicable)

Freedom Press Demolished

Freedom Press to be demolished