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.
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.
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.
Transport Malta is carrying out road works in Triq il-Qammieħ Mellieħa, road leading from the area of it-Torri l-Aħmar to Għadira Bay. Works are expected to be ready in ten days’ time because of extensive concrete works.
Road will remain accessible but traffic will be diverted onto one lane for each direction.
Drivers are encouraged to slow down when reaching the area and to follow instructions by the officials on site.
Maintenance work in Triq Sant’Andrija Pembroke
Following the maintenance work carried out in Triq Sant’Andrija Pembroke, Transport Malta will apply the wearing course tomorrow Wednesday 25thMay, between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs.
Traffic towards St. Paul’s Bay will be diverted onto Triq Normandy and onto Triq Falaise. During works, traffic in Triq Falaise will proceed in one direction only towards Triq Sant’ Andrija, Pembroke.
Traffic from St. Paul’s Bay will be diverted onto Triq Suffolk towards the traffic lights in Pembroke. During works, traffic in Triq Suffolk between Triq Sant’Andrija and Triq Falaise will proceed in one direction only towards Triq Alamein.
Road Maintenance in Vjal il-Ħaddiem ir-Rabat
Maintenance work in Vjal il-Ħaddiem ir-Rabat will be ready in the coming days. Laying of hot asphalt binder will be carried out between Monday 18 and Wednesday 20 January 2016.
During these three days, the road will be closed to traffic in both directions between 09:00hrs and 18:00hrs. Vehicular traffic including public transport will be diverted onto Triq Għeriexem.
On Monday, the road will be closed from Nigret roundabout to Triq il-Fidloqqom. On Tuesday and Wednesday the road will be closed from Triq il-Fidloqqom to Triq Ħal Bajjada.
If possible avoid the area during these times. Drivers are to follow the signs and instructions by officials on site.
Any inconvenience is regretted.
Transport Malta will be resurfacing parts of Triq San Anard, Tarxien as from Monday 30th March. Works are planned to continue until Thursday 2nd April 6:00am
These works will be carried out in phases, one lane at a time. All vehicular traffic coming from Triq tal-Barrani will be diverted or through Triq il-Palma to Triq il-Kbira and then to Triq id-Dejma or can be diverted to Triq tal-Ħotba and then to Triq Ħal-Tarxien to Bulebel Industrial Estate and to Triq id-Dejma. Vehicular traffic coming from Fgura will not be affected.
The road will then be closed completely for all traffic during the last phase which is expected to start late on Wednesday and finish early Thursday morning.
Public Transport Route 204 coming from Tarxien going towards Żabbar will divert from Triq il-Knisja by turning right onto Triq San Anard, turn left to Triq tal-Barrani and then turn left towards Żejtun through Vjal il-25 ta’ Novembru, then left to Triq Alfred Cachia Zammit and proceed straight through Triq taċ-Ċawsli to continue with the normal route towards Żabbar.
Public Transport Routes 206 and 210 coming from Tarxien going towards Żabbar will divert from Triq il-Knisja by turning right onto Triq San Anard, turn left to Triq tal-Barrani and then turn left towards Żejtun through Vjal il-25 ta’ Novembru, then left to Triq Alfred Cachia Zammit, serving the bus stops along this road and will turn around back with the next roundabout to continue the normal route towards Żejtun Terminus.
Public Transport Route 84 coming from Tarxien going towards Żabbar will divert from Triq il-Knisja by turning right onto Triq San Anard, turn left to Triq tal-Barrani and then turn left towards Żejtun through Vjal il-25 ta’ Novembru, then left to Triq Alfred Cachia Zammit, serving the bus stops along this road and will turn around back with the next roundabout to continue the normal route towards Żejtun centre.
The return route will not be affected.