Infrastructure Malta is widening part of T’Alla u Ommu Hill, in Naxxar to eliminate the bottleneck currently restricting its southbound carriageway to one lane. The T’Alla u Ommu Hill is one of the principal road links between the northern and central parts of Malta, linking St Paul’s Bay, Maghtab and Burmarrad to Mosta and the Birguma area of Naxxar.
The topmost part of the two-lane southbound carriageway of the road up this hill currently narrows down to one lane. This bottleneck causes delays, increased accident risks and other difficulties as road users are forced to merge into one lane before approaching the Birguma roundabout. Through a project launched last week, Infrastructure Malta is widening this narrow part of the carriageway to open up the second lane and improve its approach to the roundabout. This upgrade includes the construction of the new lane’s foundations, rebuilding the road’s footpaths and walls to accommodate the two-lane alignment and a new asphalt road surface.
Due to these works, in the early hours of Tuesday 4 th September, between 00:00 and 04:00, the southbound carriageway of T’Alla u Ommu Hill will be temporarily closed. Road users travelling from Maghtab, Burmarrad and St Paul’s Bay towards Mosta and Naxxar will be diverted to Triq Burmarrad, towards the Targa Gap area of Mosta.
The upgrade of this part of T’Alla u Ommu Hill is scheduled to be completed within a few weeks, by
the end of September.
Through another project in the same area, Infrastructure Malta is currently also rebuilding Triq tal- Balal, the main road link between Naxxar and San Gwann. This busy road is being upgraded with new lanes in both directions, new road safety systems for different modes of travel, and with the re- alignment of its four roundabout junctions. This investment will increase the road’s capacity, safety and efficiency, whilst reducing delays and vehicle emissions caused by long queuing times at the existing congested junctions.