Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg visited ongoing works at the Marsa Junction Project and the Santa Luċija Tunnels Project. These multimillion investments are expected to be completed by the end of this year.
“These projects will breathe new life into the South of Malta – less congestion, improved air quality, more efficient and safer connections. We are also seeing to the incorporation of pedestrian and cycling facilities. This includes a safe cycling route connecting Luqa, Santa Luċija, Tarxien, Paola, Marsa and Qormi, thanks to a number of completed projects in the area and as part of these two projects which are quickly advancing. Our infrastructural commitment is holistic and extends to the benefit of all road users, from private vehicles to buses, from cyclists to pedestrians. We will continue working hard to deliver more projects to Maltese and Gozitan people towards proper infrastructure and a better quality of life,” said Minister Ian Borg.
65% of the Marsa Junction Project is complete and the flyover structures are in place, while more than 50% of the Santa Luċija Tunnels Project is complete and the excavation for the formation of tunnel ramps is nearing completion. Upcoming works include laying asphalt on a number of lanes that form part of these projects, including the four flyover structures which have not yet been opened. In the meantime, new pedestrian pathways, park and ride facilities, cycle lanes and more facilities are also being built together with landscaping and embellishment as part of the Marsa Junction Project. The tunnels project includes the redesign and building of a nearby jogging track and other pedestrian and cycling facilities.