Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg visited the site of the Marsa Junction Project where work is well underway on the third out of seven flyover structures.
Minister Borg explained that although the completion of this flyover was announced for the end of January 2020, work has continued at a sustained pace and therefore weather permitting, this flyover will be opened by the end of this week.
“Here we can witness the final phases of work on the longest flyover out of the seven planned for this main junction in the Maltese road network. This means that we will be witnessing the elimination of the traffic light system once and for all. It means that we will be witnessing more tangible improvements in travelling times and air quality for thousands of people who live, work and visit the South of the country. This flyover will be completed a month and a half ahead of time and this is thanks to continuous work, whatever the weather, of all those who are overseeing and implementing this project. Infrastructure Malta and the government remain committed to continue implementing more important road projects, as we have here and like we can currently see in many other areas, including the Santa Luċija tunnels a few steps away and the second phase of the Marsa-Ħamrun Bypass on the other side,” concluded Minister Ian Borg.
The Marsa Junction Project is being implemented with an investment of €70 million and includes more than 12 kilometres of new lanes which will pass separately over each other on three different levels, and which will create direct northbound and southbound connections between arterial roads that meet in this junction. This will eliminate the waiting time that was previously experienced along this main route to the south of Malta while reducing emissions caused by congestion on Marsa and surrounding localities. This project will also introduce new facilities for alternative means of transport, such as pavements, pedestrian bridges, stops and lanes for buses, a park and ride area and landscaped areas with trees and plants, among other new infrastructural elements.