The Malta Independent 24 June 2019, Monday

€1 million junction upgrade for Labour Avenue

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 16:37 Last update: about 6 months ago

Infrastructure Malta launched a €1 million junction upgrade at Vjal il-Labour (Labour Avenue), next to the MostaTechnopark, to reduce accident risks in a number of roads converging in the area.  

This project includes the construction of a new roundabout to facilitate safer connections between Vjalil-Labour, to and from Naxxar, Triq Frangisku Pisani, towards the Santa Margerita area of Mosta and Triq l-Awstralja, in a nearby residential area of Naxxar. The new junction will help reduce collision risks for road users turning to or from these residential and arterial roads.

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Infrastructure Malta is also introducing three new pedestrian crossings, footpaths and pavements to help pedestrians walk through this busy junction. The project also includes new boundary walls and a new street lighting system. The new design of the roundabout junction will also incorporate a landscaped area with several new trees. As part of the ongoing works, the existing electricity and telecommunication services distribution networks in this area will be replaced and upgraded as well. Overhead lines on poles in the area will be removed once the new underground networks are in place.

Beneath the new roundabout, Infrastructure Malta is also building a new reservoir collecting rainwater from the area. A new storm water culvert is also being developed to collect surface runoff rainwater from Vjal il-Labour, and reduce flooding difficulties. This culvert will be connected to the underground tunnel system built several years ago tocollect rainwater from different localities.

To ensure the safety of workers and road users, part ofTriqFranġiskuPisani, between Vjal il-Labour and Triqil-Ħtajriet, will be closed tomorrow morning (Friday 18 January), until the ongoing works are completed. Road users travelling through this road from Mosta or Naxxar to get to Vjal il-Labour will be diverted to an alternative route through Triq il-Ħtajriet.

Access to and from Vjalil-Labour from Triq Valletta and TriqMosta, the two roads connecting Lija and Mosta, will remain open in both directions. Residents of Triq l-Awstralja and other nearby roads are encouraged to follow the signposted diversions to reach Vjalil-Labour, until the project is completed.

 

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