The Malta Independent 7 June 2023, Wednesday
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Final touches left to complete Kirkop tunnels, airport intersection project – Infrastructure Malta

Marc Galdes Monday, 15 May 2023, 13:02 Last update: about 23 days ago

Only the finishing touches are left for the Kirkop tunnels and airport intersection project (KTAIP) until it is fully complete, Infrastructure Malta (CEO) Ivan Falzon has said.

Falzon announced this during a press conference on Monday, where he gave an update on the KTAIP and the Luqa junction project.

Falzon pointed out that the KTAIP is functioning, but additional work such as landscaping, implementing line markings and signage is needed. He said that in the coming weeks, there will be a handover process to a new contractor, to conduct some other works.

Infrastructure Malta had promised that this project would be completed by the end of April. He was asked about the delays.

Falzon said that at the end of March, IM was contacted by the Water Services Corporation (WSC) informing them that they had to intervene and carry out a major connection at the KTAIP.

Falzon said he understood that WSC also had important commitments to carry out and therefore they coordinated with WSC to ensure it carried out this project, although it delayed the KTAIP.

Luqa junction project is 70% complete

With regard to the Luqa Junction project, he said that this project is 70% complete, and he announced that new routes will be available by the end of May.

New routes will also be available in mid-June and also at the end of June, however, the tunnel will most likely be completed by the end of summer.

Falzon said that the most important point of this project is the continuous lanes that are going to be created.

Pressed by the media and asked about when work is taking place on this project, considering it has been delayed with summer nearly upon us, Falzon said that work is mostly being carried out in the morning at 4am.

He explained that due to residents they have not been able to work at night. However, he assured that workers are working "extended hours."

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