Work has begun on a new road linking Canon Road in Qormi with the Mriehel Industrial Estate.
Infrastructure Malta said it started building the new route on Monday.
Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said the new stretch of road, extending over half a kilometre, would ‘make life easier for workers and residents in the Mriehel area’.
The project will also includes new storm water drains and pipes, a new street lighting system and pavements.
Two streets leading to the new stretch of road will also be upgraded.
Infrastructure Malta chief executive Fredrick Azzopardi said the work would improve road safety and provide new alternative routes for drivers.
Residents living nearby in Birkirkara, Qormi and Santa Venera will also benefit from the new Mriehel road.