Roadworks have started on the main road connecting Mriehel, Birkirkara, Balzan, Attard and Ta’ Qali.
The €55 million upgrade will slash congestion, reduce pollution and increase safety, according to bosses at Malta’s roads agency.
Infrastructure Malta posted on Facebook: ‘Today, we are starting Central Link Project, a €55 million upgrade of the arterial road corridor between Mriehel, Birkirkara, Balzan, Attard and Ta’ Qali, to cut journey times by 50% and increase road safety for over 30,000 persons who travel through this area every day.
‘Existing lanes along the project route, including Mdina Road and Notary Zarb Street, will not be affected during these initial phases.’
Infrastructure Malta said seven kilometres of new lanes will be built along a 4.3 kilometre stretch.
Thirteen junctions will be reconstructed and four traffic lights systems will be removed.
There will be over 10 kilometres of pedestrian footpaths and segregated crossings, bus lay-bys and the longest segregated cycle track in the Malta.
It said hundreds of new trees would be planted by the roadside following criticism by environmental campaigners.
Infrastructure Malta added: ‘As numerous scientific studies confirm, the Central Link Project is the most sustainable and long-lasting solution to reduce travel times along the busiest route in the centre of Malta while improving air quality.
As numerous scientific studies confirm, #CentralLinkProject is the most sustainable and long-lasting solution to reduce travel times along the busiest route in the centre of Malta, whilst improving air quality in #Mriehel, #Birkirkara, #Balzan and #Attard.#FactsCount Hekk kif jikkonfermawdiversi studji xjentifiċi, Central Link Project huwa l-iktar soluzzjoni sostenibbli u dejjiema biex innaqqsu l-ħin tal-ivjaġġar għal dawk kollha li jużaw din ir-rotta ewlenija fiċ-ċentru ta’ Malta. Il-proġett ser itejjeb ukoll il-kwalità tal-arja fl-#Imrieħel, #Birkirkara, #ĦalBalzan u #HAttard.#Fatti
Publiée par Infrastructure Malta sur Vendredi 26 juillet 2019