The first flyover in the Marsa junction project is expected to be complete by mid Summer, the Transport Ministry said today, however stressed that the contract deals with the final conclusion time of the project, and not such details.
Phase 3 of the Marsa junction project is well underway, having started on 17 October last year, and the whole project is expected to take 120 weeks from last October. Triq Aldo Moro to Triq Garibaldi is the first of the seven flyovers being built.
The minister said that by the end of the complete project, the traffic lights will be eliminated from the area.
During the project, certain changes to the current system will take place. As an example, in the coming months, traffic heading to Santa Lucija will be split off earlier. One of the final stages of the project, which will occur sometime next year, will see traffic coming from Santa Lucija diverted to Luqa, and down Aldo Moro. Currently, the Luqa road in question is undergoing works. This will occur while one of the later flyovers will be built.
All 7 flyovers, when complete, will be around 1.1km long, and will have 42 pillars and 350 beams. The project will include cycle lanes, stormwater culverts, the laying of underground electricity cables and more. The project also includes a 350 park-and-ride car park.
Original article found on The Malta Independent