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Malta’s worst killer road to get a major safety upgrade

Malta’s most notorious accident blackspot is to get a massive €1.6 million upgrade.

New safety measures have been promised for the killer crossroads linking High Ridge and Pembroke on St Andrew’s Road.

The junction has been the scene of several fatal accidents and horror crashes over the years.

Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg announced that the junction would be replaced by a new roundabout in a bid to reduce the risk of further accidents.

He said the project would make the road safer for drivers, pedestrians and residents in the area.

Work ‘is set to begin ‘within days’ .

The minister said the new roundabout should be completed before next summer.

A spokesman for Infrastructure Malta said: ‘During the first phases of the project Sir Adrian Dingli Street will be one way only.

‘The existing access to this road from St Andrew’s Road will be closed and diverted through Martin Luther King Road.

‘The St Andrew’s exits to Suffolk Street and the High Ridge and the residential areas will remain open during the initial work.

‘We will also build a new pavement along Sir Adrian Dingli Street to create a safer pedestrian passageway to St Clare College Pembroke Secondary School.’

New High Ridge – Pembroke junction under construction

👷‍♀️👷‍♂️ This week, we are starting to build a new roundabout junction to improve the safety of this accident black spot at the crossroads between Sant’ Andrija Road and several streets in #Pembroke and the #HighRidge (#Madliena) area of #Swieqi. 🚏 3 bus stops with new lay-bys, new pedestrian crossing 🚦 across Sant’ Andrija Road and new footpaths 🚶‍♂️ to nearby schools and residential areas. ⛔️ The Sant’ Andrija Road exit towards Sir Adrian Dingli Street will be closed during first phases of this project. ⚠️ Alternative access from Martin Luther King Street, further north. Thank you for your cooperation. #UpgradingYourRoadNetwork🗺 ℹ️ Map & info:🇲🇹 Dil-ġimgħa se nibdew nibnu roundabout ġdida biex innaqqsu r-riskji t’aċċidenti f’dan is-salib it-toroq bejn Triq Sant’ Andrija u għadd ta’ toroq f’Pembroke u High Ridge (il-Madliena), fl-inħawi tas-Swieqi. 🚌 3 waqfiet aktar komdi għall-passiġġieri Tallinja, faċilitajiet siguri biex taqsam Triq Sant’ Andrija 🚦 u bankini ġodda 🚶‍♀️ lejn l-iskejjel u ż-żoni residenzjali fl-inħawi. ⛔️ L-aċċess minn Triq Sant’ Andrija għal Triq Sir Adrian Dingli se jkun magħluq waqt l-ewwel fażijiet tal-proġett. ⚠️ Użaw ir-rotta alternattiva minn Triq Martin Luther King, li tinsab aktar lejn it-tramuntana fl-istess triq. Grazzi tal-koperazzjoni. #ToroqAħjarGħalik

Publiée par Infrastructure Malta sur Lundi 25 novembre 2019

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