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.