The Malta Independent 6 December 2023, Wednesday
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Open pavement and exposed pipes raise accessibility concerns for Ħal-Lija residents

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 12:23 Last update: about 21 days ago

Residents in Ħal-Lija are frustrated at the state of the pavement works being carried out at Transfiguration Avenue.

The works have hindered residents’ accessibility to easily walk on the affected pavements and enter their households; some residents have had their driveways entirely blocked off as a result of these works – this has raised issues for the affected locals owning electric cars.


With senior citizens making up the largest demographic of residents in the small locality, concerns about wheelchair accessibility have been noted as entire sections of the pavement have been sectioned off. These works are occupying some entire sections off the left-hand pavement up Transfiguration Avenue, just before reaching the Lija Belvedere Tower.

This newsroom has been informed that at least one elderly resident has already fallen as a result of the rocky open pavement and its exposed pipes.

The affected citizens are hoping that the works are completed as soon as possible. At the moment, it is arguably safer for some to walk across the side of the road, rather than risk falling over the rocky terrain.

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