PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS: Minister Ian Borg announces an investment of Euros 7 million in an extensive upgrade of Regional Road

A holistic plan and intensive work � this is the way in which we are working to improve the main route from the North to the South of the country. This is how Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg started his speech while announcing an investment of Euros 7 million in an extensive upgrade of Regional Road.

He explained how the Government started with the Coast Road, went on with the Kappara Junction, completed the Marsa-Hamrun Bypass and is currently carrying out a multi-million project at the Marsa Junction, and explained how these last two projects were connected through the work done on Triq Dicembru 13 and the northern part of Triq Aldo Moro, while improvements were also carried out on Triq tal-Barrani. The Minister also reminded those present of the announced Santa Lucija Tunnels project and that in St Andrew’s, which will be concluding another part of this route, while improvement works will also be carried out on the Santa Venera tunnels and the tunnel beneath the Tal-Qroqq roundabout.

Minister Borg said that now is the time to begin another project which will continue connecting this route which is used by thousands of people � Regional Road between the Tal-Qroqq tunnel and the Santa Venera tunnels. This road will be improved through several interventions to continue improving the efficiency and safety of this same road. The Regional Road upgrade will lead this road to finally have six lanes, three in each direction, while important interventions will lead to the realignment of several junctions which connect to this main road.

In the carriageway from the Santa Venera tunnels towards Msida, the additional lane will provide safer access from the slip road joining Triq il-Wied in Msida, Triq il-Ferrovija in Birkirkara and Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud to Regional Road. At the same time, further up, this same lane will reduce waiting time when vehicles want to exit Regional Road by using the slip road in the direction of Triq Dun Karm, the University of Malta and Mater Dei Hospital.

In the opposite direction, the additional lane will improve vehicles’ journeys along the slip road which connects the Tal-Qroqq roundabout, i.e. the skate park, to the southbound carriageway. This is because the new lane will become continuous towards Santa Venera and will replace the short existing one. This same lane will provide a safer exit for those exiting Regional Road towards Triq il-Ferrovija and Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, with the two roads becoming one at the Birkirkara-Santa Venera roundabout.

Minister Borg also announced that, The infrastructural intervention which will rebuild from scratch the bridge passing over Triq il-Wied in Msida will substitute the existing 70s bridge with a new structure which will continue helping to improve the alignment and elevation of this road, as well as to connect the bridge with the new lanes, to continue improving safety.

This upgrade, which is being led by Infrastructure Malta, will lead to 1.1 kilometres of new lanes for this road and improvement in 7 different junctions, which will see improved safety. This project will lead to improved efficiency which will translate into reduced travelling time.

This is our commitment � to continue complementing one investment with another, to ensure that we make the best use of our financial resources; in a way that leaves a truly positive impact on all those who make use of our roads. The fragmented planning which was done for decades is no longer the way in which our country looks at infrastructure, said Minister Borg.

He explained how today, the Ministry looks at the map of our country as a set of routes which are used daily by our citizens, our country’s residents and the tourists who visit us; routes which are important for all of us. He stressed that improving the efficiency of these routes means an improvement in the quality of life of Maltese and Gozitan people and reiterated that the Ministry’s plan is for our country’s infrastructure to reach high standards of efficiency and safety.

Borg went on to say that together with these investments, Government is carrying out unprecedented work in the residential roads of the country’s towns and villages and reminded those present that a call has been issued for the first 120 residential roads to be done in 2019, while other calls will be issued shortly. He also reminded those present that this budget has invested Euros 100 million in infrastructure.

The Minister concluded, It is important to plan in such a way that we think of the future but also of the present, as today’s residents deserve quality infrastructure too, and that is why works include a blend of short, medium and long term solutions, and why work is being done in different parts of our country with some works carried out at night or at the weekend to limit inconveniences. Our commitment is towards the quality of life of people, and this is also reflected in the quality of infrastructure. Today, Government is investing another Euros 7 million in a main road for the quality of life of Maltese and Gozitan families; for a more efficient and safer principal route.

Source: Government of Malta


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PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR TRANSPORT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND CAPITAL PROJECTS: Minister Ian Borg announces an investment of Euros 7 million in an extensive upgrade of Regional Road

A holistic plan and intensive work � this is the way in which we are working to improve the main route from the North to the South of the country. This is how Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg started his speech while announcing an investment of Euros 7 million in an extensive upgrade of Regional Road.

He explained how the Government started with the Coast Road, went on with the Kappara Junction, completed the Marsa-Hamrun Bypass and is currently carrying out a multi-million project at the Marsa Junction, and explained how these last two projects were connected through the work done on Triq Dicembru 13 and the northern part of Triq Aldo Moro, while improvements were also carried out on Triq tal-Barrani. The Minister also reminded those present of the announced Santa Lucija Tunnels project and that in St Andrew’s, which will be concluding another part of this route, while improvement works will also be carried out on the Santa Venera tunnels and the tunnel beneath the Tal-Qroqq roundabout.

Minister Borg said that now is the time to begin another project which will continue connecting this route which is used by thousands of people � Regional Road between the Tal-Qroqq tunnel and the Santa Venera tunnels. This road will be improved through several interventions to continue improving the efficiency and safety of this same road. The Regional Road upgrade will lead this road to finally have six lanes, three in each direction, while important interventions will lead to the realignment of several junctions which connect to this main road.

In the carriageway from the Santa Venera tunnels towards Msida, the additional lane will provide safer access from the slip road joining Triq il-Wied in Msida, Triq il-Ferrovija in Birkirkara and Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud to Regional Road. At the same time, further up, this same lane will reduce waiting time when vehicles want to exit Regional Road by using the slip road in the direction of Triq Dun Karm, the University of Malta and Mater Dei Hospital.

In the opposite direction, the additional lane will improve vehicles’ journeys along the slip road which connects the Tal-Qroqq roundabout, i.e. the skate park, to the southbound carriageway. This is because the new lane will become continuous towards Santa Venera and will replace the short existing one. This same lane will provide a safer exit for those exiting Regional Road towards Triq il-Ferrovija and Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, with the two roads becoming one at the Birkirkara-Santa Venera roundabout.

Minister Borg also announced that, The infrastructural intervention which will rebuild from scratch the bridge passing over Triq il-Wied in Msida will substitute the existing 70s bridge with a new structure which will continue helping to improve the alignment and elevation of this road, as well as to connect the bridge with the new lanes, to continue improving safety.

This upgrade, which is being led by Infrastructure Malta, will lead to 1.1 kilometres of new lanes for this road and improvement in 7 different junctions, which will see improved safety. This project will lead to improved efficiency which will translate into reduced travelling time.

This is our commitment � to continue complementing one investment with another, to ensure that we make the best use of our financial resources; in a way that leaves a truly positive impact on all those who make use of our roads. The fragmented planning which was done for decades is no longer the way in which our country looks at infrastructure, said Minister Borg.

He explained how today, the Ministry looks at the map of our country as a set of routes which are used daily by our citizens, our country’s residents and the tourists who visit us; routes which are important for all of us. He stressed that improving the efficiency of these routes means an improvement in the quality of life of Maltese and Gozitan people and reiterated that the Ministry’s plan is for our country’s infrastructure to reach high standards of efficiency and safety.

Borg went on to say that together with these investments, Government is carrying out unprecedented work in the residential roads of the country’s towns and villages and reminded those present that a call has been issued for the first 120 residential roads to be done in 2019, while other calls will be issued shortly. He also reminded those present that this budget has invested Euros 100 million in infrastructure.

The Minister concluded, It is important to plan in such a way that we think of the future but also of the present, as today’s residents deserve quality infrastructure too, and that is why works include a blend of short, medium and long term solutions, and why work is being done in different parts of our country with some works carried out at night or at the weekend to limit inconveniences. Our commitment is towards the quality of life of people, and this is also reflected in the quality of infrastructure. Today, Government is investing another Euros 7 million in a main road for the quality of life of Maltese and Gozitan families; for a more efficient and safer principal route.

Source: Government of Malta


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