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Kappara flyover opened to traffic

Transport Malta said it had opened access to the second lane of the Kappara flyover, ‘reaching a milestone, weeks before the official due date'

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Yannick Pace
17 September 2017, 2:02pm
The second lane of the Kappara flyover was opened to traffic this morning
The second lane of the Kappara flyover was opened to traffic this morning
The second lane on the Kappara flyover has been opened to traffic, ‘weeks before the official due date’, Transport Malta (TM) said this morning.

In a statement issued by the transport authority, it said that vehicles travelling in the direction of Paceville were now using the newly completed “West Bridge”, as of Sunday morning.

“Both carriageways of the Kappara flyover, northbound and southbound, are now open to traffic. Southbound vehicles have another two lanes available, before the commencement of the new academic year and the surge in traffic,” TM said.

Vehicles travelling away from Paceville, it said, were now using the East Bridge, which up until yesterday was being used by traffic flowing in the opposite direction.

“Vehicles coming from the Paceville area can now proceed over the flyover to keep going straight towards Valletta, while vehicles going towards Gzira can use the carriageway below the flyover and turn towards Sliema,” it said, adding that works would be continuing on the San Gwann side of the project.

The authority said that work would now continue on forming a new roundabout, building boundary walls and widening the road, with the project expected to be completed by the end of the year. 

Anti-skid material on Triq Burmarrad

TM also said that it would be placing anti-skid material - to help vehicles when braking and turning - on Triq Burmarrad in Mosta to increase road grip and improve road safety. 

Work will start tomorrow at 09:00 and will stop at 16:00, continuing over three consecutive days, said TM, advising that while works were ongoing, vehicles travelling in the direction of Burmarrad from Mosta would be diverted through T'Alla u Ommu Hill.

Vehicles travelling in the opposite direction will not be affected, it said. 

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Yannick joined MaltaToday as a journalist in 2016. His main areas of interest are politics...