Driving through the Second phase of the Marsa Junction Project
The second phase of the €70-million EU-funded investment in the major road network node – the Marsa Junction Project – commenced earlier this month. The project team is introducing new provisional lanes and alternative routes along Triq Aldo Moro and other adjacent roads instead of some of the existing lanes, where the construction of the new roads and related infrastructure will be in progress during the next few months.
The existing bus lanes along Triq Aldo Moro are now open to all vehicles to facilitate traffic flows during the roadworks.
At the same time, vehicles travelling down the north-bound carriageway of Triq Giuseppe Garibaldi from Luqa will have two temporary routes to get to Triq Aldo Moro, towards Marsa, Valletta and other destinations in the same direction. Road users can get to Triq Aldo Moro through a temporary dedicated lane that will be opened next week, or by following a signposted alternative route through the Marsa Industrial Estate. By using the latter option, road users can also get to Qormi without passing through Triq Aldo Moro.
Instead of one of the factories that were demolished during the first phase of the project, a number of new lanes have now been developed to eliminate the existing bottleneck in the junction linking Triq il-Gvern Lokali to Triq Aldo Moro, next to the Government Printing Press. These new lanes are expected to become available within a few days as well.
Following the introduction of these temporary measures, Triq il-Gvern Lokali, which currently links Triq Giuseppe Garibaldi to Triq Aldo Moro, will soon be closed to all vehicles. This will allow road workers to safely construct some of the new roads and other underground structures included in the second phase of the Marsa Junction Project.
Road users travelling through this area are encouraged to carefully follow the directions indicated by roadside signs along these routes. The Marsa Junction Project is being implemented in several phases to minimise difficulties to road users. New lanes and routes are being made available whenever existing ones need to be temporarily closed for roadworks.
The diversion road along the Dock 7 area, from Corradino to Marsa, is also available as an alternative option to road users on weekdays, every morning between 06:30 and 09:30.
The Marsa Junction Project includes the construction of new roads, seven flyover structures, pedestrian pathways, bicycle lanes, park and ride facilities and other developments to upgrade the busiest node of the Maltese road network. Through this investment, the existing complex traffic lights system will be eliminated, making way for dedicated, uninterrupted lanes for each of the several routes that converge at this junction.
The Marsa Junction Project is co-financed through the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility.
Whilst regretting any inconvenience caused, Transport Malta would like to thank the public for its cooperation during the implementation of this project.