If you are heading to Valletta and Floriana tonight, be aware that there will be diversions in place if the commute to your house takes you via Blata l-Bajda and onto Marsa and the south.
Infrastructure Malta has announced that they will start assembling the 105-metre deck of the new Blata l-Bajda pedestrian and cycling bridge connecting this area of Hamrun with the Spencer Hill and the Menqa areas of Floriana and Marsa.
For this reason, the southbound carriageway of San Gorg Preca Road (Floriana to Dicembru 13 Road, Marsa) will be closed during these works.
Infrastructure Malta is encouraging everyone to follow diversion signs to alternative route through Spencer Hill and Timber Wharf.
The design of this bridge will incorporate gently sloping ramps, taking cyclists and pedestrians from Triq il-Kbira San Guzepp, Hamrun, over the southbound carriageway of Triq San Gorg Preca (the stretch of road between Triq Dicembru 13 and Triq Nazzjonali) towards the other side of the road at Marsa.
The geometry of the footbridge aims to smoothly link both sides of the road, with minimal impact on the adjacent landscaped areas. Whilst walking or cycling over the bridge, commuters will be passing in line with the canopies of some of the mature trees located in this area, offering a new perspective of the adjacent park. The structure also includes passenger lifts to ensure it is accessible to everyone.