Vjal il-Labour junction in Naxxar to get €1 million upgrade

Works will force parts of Triq Franġisku Pisani, between Vjal il-Labour and Triq il-Ħtajriet to be closed on Friday until further notice

nfrastructure Malta will also be also introducing three new pedestrian crossings, footpaths and pavements along with new boundary walls and a new street lighting system
nfrastructure Malta will also be also introducing three new pedestrian crossings, footpaths and pavements along with new boundary walls and a new street lighting system

Infrastructure Malta has launched a €1 million upgrade of the junction at Vjal il-Labour, next to the Mosta Technopark, with the aim of reducing traffic accidents in the area.

In a statement, the roads agency said the new junction would include the construction of a new roundabout to facilitate safer connections between Vjal il-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 also help reduce collision risks for road users turning to and from these residential and arterial roads.

Moreover, the works will also see three new pedestrian crossings, footpaths, pavements and new lighting system installed along the new boundary walls. The design of the roundabout junction will also incorporate a landscaped area with several new trees.

Infrastructure Malta will also be also introducing three new pedestrian crossings, footpaths and pavements along with new boundary walls and a new street lighting system.

As part of the ongoing works, the current 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.

Separately, beneath the new roundabout, Infrastructure Malta said it would also be building a new reservoir collecting rainwater from the area along with a new stormwater culvert to collect surface runoff rainwater from Vjal il-Labour and reduce flooding difficulties.

The culvert will be connected to the underground tunnel system built several years ago to collect rainwater from different localities.

Due to these works parts of Triq Franġisku Pisani, between Vjal il-Labour and Triq il-Ħtajriet will be closed on Friday, Infrastructure Malta said in a statement. Drivers travelling through Triq Franġisku Pisani 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 Vjal il-Labour from Triq Valletta and Triq Mosta and 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 Vjal il-Labour, until the project is completed.

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