Saturday, 13th April 2019
Infrastructure Malta is launching major repair works in 17 roads in Bugibba and Qawra to ensure they are safe to residents, visitors and workers until they are rebuilt as part of the ongoing €700 million nationwide road upgrade programme.
Several of the agency’s contractors will start repairing the surface of these roadson Monday morning (15th April). Works will continue until early the following week, except for Good Friday and the Easter weekend. The roads include Triq Isourd, Triq Toni Bajada, Triq Ċensu Tanti, Triq iċ-Ċagħaq, Triq l-Ibħra, Triq il-Ġifen, Triq Sant’ Antnin, Triq il-Ħalel, Triq iċ-Ċern, Triq is-Sajjieda, Triq J. Quintinus, Triq Annetto Caruana, Triq il-Port Ruman, Triq il-Maskli, Triq l-Imħar, Dawret il-Gżejjer and Triq ir-Ramel.
Pedestrian access to these roads and their residences and businesses will be open at all times. However, parts of these roads will be closed to vehicles whilst works are in progress during the next two weeks. Infrastructure Malta coordinated these works with the St Paul’s Bay Local Council, which is putting up no parking signs in all areas that will be repaired. If these signs are ignored, cars parked on these roads from Monday morning onwards will be towed away, as per applicable regulations, so that the required works can be carried out without further delay.
Roads in Bugibba and Qawra, in St Paul’s Bay have developed extensive road surface damage through the years. During the next two weeks, Infrastructure Malta is carrying out temporary resurfacing works in 17 of these streets, which need urgent repairs, until they are scheduled to be completely reconstructed as part of the agency’s ongoing €700 million seven-year nationwide roads upgrade. Ten of the first residential roads that are starting being upgraded in 2019 as part of this investment are in St Paul’s Bay. Three of them, Triq it-Turisti, Triq il-Luzzu and Triq Għawdex, are already being rebuilt. The reconstruction of Triq San Pawl, one of the main roads of this locality, connecting Xemxija, St Paul’s Bay and Burmarrad, will start soon.