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Resurfacing Triq L-Imsida in Gżira

The contractor will carry out road works in Triq L-Imsida in Gżira. Scarifying works and the laying of new asphalt will be carried out between 19:00hrs and 05:00hrs as from this evening. Works are expected to be ready by the end of this week.

 

Works will be carried out in phases so that the road will remain accessible to traffic as much as possible.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area as much as possible, follow the instructions by officials on site and drive with care.

Works in Gżira

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Maintenance works in Triq ix-Xatt il-Gżira

Transport Malta will carry out maintenance works in parts of Triq ix-Xatt il-Gżira direction to Sliema.  Works will be carried out during the night between 21:00hrs and 05:00hrs, starting tomorrow Tuesday until Saturday 18th March 2017.

During works, this part of the road will be closed to traffic.  Drivers are advised to drive carefully, follow instructions by officials on site and seek alternative routes.

Work on Gżira Bus Lane

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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.

Kappara: Sliema Road closed tonight

 

Sliema Road, Gżira will be closed tonight

 

A reminder that Sliema Road in Gżira, between Kappara roundabout and Triq il-Madonna tal-Ġebla, will be closed for a number of weeks from tonight.  Vehicles will not be able to access Gżira from the Kappara junction.  The alternative routes, announced months ago, come in place today.

 

Transport Malta has installed signs all over Malta to remind drivers of ongoing works in Kappara and to seek alternative routes.  We have installed diversion signs guiding drivers through the alternative routes.  The signs are marked with Kappara branding.

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Keeping informed.

Transport Malta produced videos showing the alternative routes step by step.  Those interested can view the videos, google maps and other information here. Website visitors can also view webcams showing Kappara roundabout and Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to monitor traffic in the area. Visitors can opt to subscribe to the sms and email notification service. They will also find a link to install the app Maltese Roads Traffic Updates on their mobile device.  The app will send notifications on ongoing works in Kappara.  Drivers can also consult the booklet distributed in their homes.  We strongly encourage drivers to use these tools to help them plan their journey.

 

 

The alternative routes.

Drivers travelling towards Gzira from the South can avoid the area by going through Birkirkara Bypass to San Gwann Industrial Estate, through Triq Bella vista, towards Triq in-Naxxar, Triq Birkirkara St Julians and then towards Valletta or Gżira. 

 

Otherwise they can keep going through Birkirkara Bypass, then through Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, towards ix-Xatt tal-Msida and then Rue D’Argens. 

 

From Regional Road and Sliema Raod, it will be possible to travel towards Paceville Tunnels and proceed either through the slip road towards San Gwann and then to Triq Birkirkara or else to use the slip roads to travel back to regional road and use Triq Reggie Miller Gzira.             

 

Drivers travelling towards Gzira from the North can avoid Kappara by travelling from Pembroke through Manuel Dimech Bridge, take the slip road towards St Julians and then travel along ix-Xatt up to Gżira or proceed towards Valletta.  

 

Those travelling towards Valletta must use ix-Xatt Ta’ Xbiex which will be 2 lanes direction Valletta only.

 

To reach the Kappara Area one must turn on Triq Reggie Miller and proceed towards Gżira via Rue D’Argens.

 

Regional Road will remain open for vehicles travelling towards North and towards South, however flow will be limited due to ongoing works on the existing carriageway.  Speed limit is 30km/h.

 

Public Transport

Route 24 is exiting onto Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli from Triq Reggie Miller rather than from Sliema Road. The bus is not serving the bus stop in the latter road and the bus stop in Rue D’Argens.

 

Route X2, on the other hand, is serving the bus stop in Rue D’Argens since the bus will keep going up Rue D’Argens and turn onto Reggie Miller, before proceeding on its usual route.   

 

Kappara – Sliema Road Gżira closed from Friday

Sliema Road, Gżira will be closed as from Friday

Sliema Road in Gżira, between Kappara roundabout and Triq il-Madonna tal-Ġebla, will be closed for a number of weeks from Friday.  Vehicles will not be able to access Gżira from the Kappara junction.  Transport Malta announced alternative routes months ago and is making the final arrangements to have all the alternative routes in place by Friday morning.

Parking was removed from the lower part of Rue D’Argens; making it two lane.  Triq ix-Xatt in Ta’ Xbiex is now two lanes towards Valletta.  Triq Abate Rigord towards Valletta will only be accessible for vehicles with eight persons or more.  

Transport Malta has installed signs all over Malta to remind drivers of ongoing works in Kappara and to seek alternative routes.  On Friday, we will uncover diversion signs guiding drivers through the alternative routes.  The signs are marked with Kappara branding.

 

Keeping informed

Transport Malta produced videos showing the alternative routes step by step.  Those interested can view the videos, google maps and other information on news.transport.gov.mt. Website visitors can also view webcams showing Kappara roundabout and Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to monitor traffic in the area. Visitors can opt to subscribe to the sms and email notification service. They will also find a link to install the app Maltese Roads Traffic Updates app on their mobile device.  The app will send notifications on ongoing works in Kappara.  Drivers can also consult the booklet distributed in their homes.  We strongly encourage drivers to use these tools to help them plan their journey.

 

 

The alternative routes

Drivers travelling towards Gzira from the South can avoid the area by going through Birkirkara Bypass to San Gwann Industrial Estate, through Triq Bella vista, towards Triq in-Naxxar, Triq Birkirkara St Julians and then towards Valletta or Gżira. 

 

Otherwise they can keep going through Birkirkara Bypass, then through Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, towards ix-Xatt tal-Msida and then Rue D’Argens. 

 

From Regional Road and Sliema Raod, it will be possible to travel towards Paceville Tunnels and proceed either through the slip road towards San Gwann and then to Triq Birkirkara or else to use the slip roads to travel back to regional road and use Triq Reggie Miller Gzira.             

 

Drivers travelling towards Gzira from the North can avoid Kappara by travelling from Pembroke through Manuel Dimech Bridge, take the slip road towards St Julians and then travel along ix-Xatt up to Gżira or proceed towards Valletta.  

 

Those travelling towards Valletta must use ix-Xatt Ta’ Xbiex which will be 2 lanes direction Valletta only.

 

To reach the Kappara Area one must turn on Triq Reggie Miller and proceed towards Gżira via Rue D’Argens.

 

Regional Road will remain open for vehicles travelling towards North and towards South, however flow will be limited due to ongoing works on the existing carriageway.  Speed limit is 30km/h.

 

Public Transport

As from tomorrow, Route 24 will exit onto Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli from Triq Reggie Miller rather than from Sliema Road. The bus will not serve the bus stop in the latter road and the bus stop in Rue D’Argens.

 

Route X2 will however serve the bus stop in Rue D’Argens since the bus will keep going up Rue D’Argens and turn onto Reggie Miller before proceeding on its usual route. 

Kappara Preparations

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Road Resurfacing Works in San Ġwann, Iklin and Gżira

Transport Malta is resurfacing a number of roads  in preparation for the Kappara Project. 

Triq Ħal-Għargħur, Iklin

On the evenings of Tuesday 19th April 2016 to Wednesday 20th April 2016  Transport Malta will resurface parts of Triq Erin Serracino Inglott and Triq l-Għargħar Iklin.

The road linking Triq Dun Karm (B’Kara Bypass) to Triq tal-Balal Naxxar will be closed.


Triq il-Baltiku, San Ġwann

On the mornings of Wednesday 20th April 2016 and Thursday 21st April 2016 Transport Malta will resurface Triq il-Baltiku in San Ġwann.

Vehicles coming from San Ġwann to Spinola and from Spinola to San Ġwann will be diverted onto Triq il-Baħar l-Iswed towards Triq Michelangelo Cagano to Triq Baltiku.


Testaferrata Gżira

Transport Malta will resurface Triq Testaferrata Gżira between Wednesday 20th April 2016 and Saturday 23rd April 2016.

Triq Testaferrata Gżira will be closed completely.  Traffic coming from Msida will be diverted onto Rue d’Argens, onto Triq l-Imsida towards Triq ix-Xatt Ta’ Xbiex.  Traffic coming from Gżira towards Msida will be diverted onto Triq Abate Rigord towards Msida.  During the works all street parking will be removed.

We apologise for any inconvenience and remind all drivers to follow road signage and instructions by officials on site.

Gżira Feast

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Triq ix-Xatt, il-Gżira will be closed to vehicular traffic due to the celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, as follows:

  • Friday 10th July between 22:00hrs and 01:00hrs
  • Saturday 11th July between 20:00hrs and 01:00hrs
  • Sunday 12th July between 13:30hrs and 16:00hrs
  • Sunday 12th July between 20:00hrs and 24:00hrs


Motorists coming from Imsida are highly advised to proceed to Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to avoid traffic congestion in Tas-Sliema centre.

Public Transport:
Buses will be diverted from Ta’ Xbiex to Triq Testaferrata and Rue D’Argens.

Any inconvenience is regretted.

\’The Tempest\’ in Gżira

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‘The Tempest’ partly filmed in Gżira

Part of Rue D’Argens, from Triq l-Imsida to Triq San Ġorġ, will be closed to vehicular traffic in both directions from Wednesday 3rd June to Friday 5th June between 18:00hrs and 06:00hrs.

Vehicular traffic proceeding from Rue D’Argens to Sliema will be diverted onto Triq Testaferrata.

Vehicular traffic proceeding from Rue D’Argens to Msida will be diverted onto Triq San Ġorġ and onto Triq Testaferrata.

Public Transport:

Bus route 32 from Savoy to Msida, will be diverted from Rue D’Argens onto Triq Tas-Sliema, Kappara roundabout, Tal-Qroqq roundabout, Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, Xatt l-Imsida and follow the normal route towards Valletta.

Bus routes 12 and13 from Msida to Tas-Sliema Ferries will be diverted from Rue D’Arges onto Triq il-Prinċipessa Margerita, Triq Abate Rigord and follow the normal route towards Tas-Sliema Ferries. 

Bus route X2 Tas-Sliema Ferries to Mater Dei Hospital will be diverted from ix-Xatt tal-Gżira onto Triq Abate Rigord, Xatt l-Imsida, Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, Tal-Qroqq roundabout and follow the normal route towards Mater Dei Hospital.

Bus routes 202 and 203 from Tas-Sliema Ferries to Mater Dei Hospital will follow the same diversion as bus route X2. Diversion applies for the return journey.

Bus route 22 from Msida to Savoy will be diverted from Msida junction to Triq Mikiel Anton Vassallo, Tal-Qroqq roundabout, Kappara roundabout, Triq Tas-Sliema, Rue D’Argens and follow the normal route.

Bus route 21 from Msida to Savoy will be diverted from Msida junction onto Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, Tal-Qroqq roundabout, Kappara roundabout, Triq Tas-Sliema, Rue D’Argens and follow the normal route. Diversion applies for the return journey.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Any inconvenience is regretted.

Works on the Bus Lane along Triq ix-Xatt, Gżira

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Transport Malta notifies that works related to the works in conjunction with the Sliema-Gzira Bus priority lane will commence tomorrow, Wednesday and weather permitting, shall be completed by Saturday.

No road closures or diversions are envisaged during the works period on this project.

As previously announced, the existing bus lane at the Ferries, in Sliema, is being extended along Triq ix-Xatt, Gzira. The inner traffic lane will become a designated bus lane, along a stretch of 694 metres while parking along the promenade will be retained.

Triq ix-Xatt merges to one-lane in the immediate vicinity of Manoel Island at a junction where merging movements pose a safety hazard and unnecessary delays.  Hence, with the proposed design, traffic approaching the Manoel Island Junction would already be on a single carriageway, thus eliminating the traffic merging movements at this traffic sensitive location.

The bus lane/vehicle priority lane is aimed at improving our Public Transport, encouraging people to share their private vehicles and use greener vehicles. 

LPG cars, motor cycles, electric cars, high occupancy vehicles (driver plus at least two passengers), coaches and taxis may use the bus priority lane.  

This bus lane is part of the MODUS Project, which is co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.  The MODUS project is striving to mitigate negative trends in Maltese transport by making public transport more efficient and reliable. 

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and to abide by instructions given by Enforcement personnel.

Any inconvenience is regretted.

National Flood Relief Project Works Continue

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Triq Naxxar Birkirkara

 In connection with the National Flood Relief Project, Transport Malta notifies that as from Friday 27th February 2015, works will continue along Triq in-Naxxar Birkirkara and should take approximately 2 months. Triq in-Naxxar will be closed in phases, according to work exigencies. Public Transport will be diverted through Triq Ganu and through Triq il-Wied Hal Balzan, depending on the phase in hand.

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Phase 02

 

Transport Malta will be issuing updates and more information about traffic diversions and road closures during the course of implementation.

The National Flood Relief Project is tackling  problems of flooding in three of Malta’s rain water catchments and directly effecting a total of twelve different localities namely Attard, Lija, Balzan, B’Kara, Iklin, Msida, Marsa, Qormi, Zebbug, Gzira, Zabbar and Marsascala. 

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and to follow signage on site