Updated | Traffic gridlock around Msida, Pietà due to start of Independence Road resurfacing

Between 25 July 2022 and 11 August 2022, parts of the northbound carriageway of L-Indipendenza Road, from Floriana to Pieta, will be closed for maintenance and resurfacing works

Updated at 1:34pm with Malta Public Transport statement

Motorists have been advised to avoid the Msida area as a massive traffic gridlock had ocurred due to works in the surrounding towns.

Between 25 July 2022 and 11 August 2022, parts of the northbound carriageway of L-Indipendenza Road, from Floriana to Pieta, will be closed for maintenance and resurfacing works.

Delays were reported around Marina Street.

Infrastructure Malta said motorists should follow diversion signs to nearby alternative routes, including Sa Maison Hill.

26 bus routes impacted by roadworks

Malta Public Transport said it is experiencing severe delays due to the road closure, stating 20 bus routes have been impacted.

“A diversion is in place affecting all routes serving bus stops “Pieta 1059” and “Bombi 1 1060” in the direction towards Valletta. Route buses coming from Msida or Ta’ Xbiex are being diverted by turning left onto Xatt it-Tiben and proceeding onto Triq Sa Maison, then continuing towards Valletta,” it said.

This is affecting all buses operating the following routes: 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 24, 25, 31, 32, 35, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 54, 56, 238, 250, 260, N13 and TD13.

“Unfortunately, this road closure has also resulted in very slow-moving traffic in other various parts of the island and is negatively impacting many routes and the overall public transport service reliability and punctuality,” MPT said. “While we apologise for the inconvenience caused to our passengers, we are working hard to provide the best public transport service possible under the circumstances.”